Mangalore: Sandesha Foundation Confers Awards on Three Achievers in Media
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Jul 1: To commemorate Kannada Press Day, Sandesha Foundation, in association with ‘Raknno’ Konkani weekly and ‘Pingara’ Kannada newspaper conferred awards on three media personalities for their contribution to the field of journalism.
The awards were conferred on Steven Rego, Lakshmi Machina, Beltangady and Shahnaz M for their distinctive writings particularly in Kannada print media, here in the Sandesha Hall on Sunday, July 1.
P B Harish Rai, president of DK Working Journalists' Union said that while there is so much of sensationalism in the coverage of news in the media at present, the awardees have followed true journalistic ethics and kept its essence alive their writings.
Lauding the programme, he said that by felicitating the three achievers, Sandesha Foundation has made a sincere effort to motivate them to achieve greater success.
He further said that if there is problem in the system, it is the fault not only of politicians and the police, even the press had contributed by favouring a single side of any issue or party. Therefore, honesty should govern the press, he added.
Fr Eugene Lobo, director, Fathima Retreat House and former promoter of Vatican Radio also spoke on the occasion.
Raymond D’Cunha, editor of ‘Pingara’ introduced the awardees. Fr Francis Rodrigues, editor of Rakhno, Roy Castelino, member of Konkani Academy shared the dais.
On the occasion, students of Sandesha Foundation Kala Kendra performed cultural programmes.