Vijayawada Photographer Gets National Award

Amaravati: A news photographer from Vijayawada had received the national award in New Delhi on Thursday. Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu had presented the award.  

Ch Narayana Rao, senior photographer working in Deccan Chronicle, had won the national recognition and bagged National Photography Award. He was selected for special mention award in the professional category, earlier last month. He is the only photographer from the two Telugu States to be honoured this year.

The photo division of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gives the annual national awards on various themes. This year ‘’Skilled India’’ theme was selected for the awards. Narayana Rao’s photograph with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu explaining how all the transactions can be done with mobile phone was selected for the award.

Working as photojournalist for the last 23 years, Narayana Rao won many awards at the State and national levels. He received associationship from the British Royal Photographic Society and the India International Photographic Council. This year, he was also honoured by the American Image Colleague Society and United States Photographic Alliance Association.


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