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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Jul 22: Dr Sandeep Wagle, senior reporter of Kannada Prabha daily newspaper, was conferred the Brand Mangaluru award on Thursday July 22 at the press club. The award is presented by Dakshina Kannada Working Journalists’ Union for news reports that reflect harmony and human values.
Presenting the award, District SP Hrishikesh Bhagawan Sonavane said, “Today, media means not just newspapers. There are websites and also social media. We have to think about the true information and disinformation. It is very rare to see responsible journalism. Dr Sandeep Wagle deserves the award. He holds a doctorate which takes a lot of effort. Media should be the voice of the people and one of the pillars of democracy.”
The news report by Wagle titled ‘Komu Sauhardathege Sakshi – Setuvada Yakshagana’ (Yakshagana that became witness and bridge for communal harmony) published in the daily on November 25, 2020 has received the award. The award consists of Rs 5,001 cash, a certificate and a memento.
Raviprasad Kamila, head of the Mangaluru bureau of the newspaper Hindu, Smitha Shenoy, head of the department of journalism at Besant Women’s College, Dr Saumya K B Kikkeri, Mangalore University journalism department lecturer led committee has made the selection for the award.
Sandeep Wagle hails from Udupi and has been working as a journalist since the last 17 years. He holds a BSc degree and works as the senior news reporter of Kannada Prabha newspaper at present. He also has M A and doctorate in journalism from Mangalore University. He had also received the prestigious Pa Go award of the district working journalists’ association earlier.
Senior journalist Harish Rai compered the programme, president of District Working Journalists’ Union Srinivas Nayak Indaje welcomed the gathering.
Kannada Prabha magazine editor Jogi, president of Patrika Bhavan trust K Anand Shetty, president of Mangaluru press club Annu Mangaluru, member of state executive committee Jagannath Shetty Bala and others were present.