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Book on film journalism bags Bhartendu Harishchandra prize for promotion of Hindi

NEW DELHI: Shyam Mathur will receive the first prize in the "Journalism and Mass Communication" category for his manuscript "Film Patrakarita Ke Vividh Aayam" in the Bhartendu Harishchandra awards for 2006.


Harshdev has bagged the second prize for his book “Samayik Media Shabdkosh" and the third prize has gone to Sita Ram Khodawal for his manuscript "Hindi Jansanchar Aur Premchand Ka Jaagran Manch".


Twelve books/manuscripts have been selected by the Jury for the awards which will be given away by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Anand Sharma on 6 January in the capital.


Murli Manohar Manjul for his book "Akashvani ki Antarkatha", Narendra Singh Yadav for "Graphic Design", Dr Smita Mishra and Dr Amar Nath ‘Amar‘ for their jointly written book "Electronic Media: Badalte Aayam", Prabhu Jhingran "Sachitra Media Shabdawali" and Dhananjai Chopra for his book "Sirf Samachar" have been chosen for consolation prizes.


The first prize is of Rs 35000, second prize is Rs 25000, third prize is Rs. 20000 and consolation prizes are of Rs 5000 each in this category.


In the ‘Women Issues‘ category, the first prize has been given to Anamika for her book "Man Manjhne Ki Zaroorat" and the second prize goes to Lata Sharma for her book "Aurat Apne Liye".


In ‘Children‘s Literature‘, the first prize goes to Rama Shankar for his book "Antariksh Ka Swapnil Lok" and the second prize to Harish Kumar ‘Amit‘ for his manuscript "Imandari Ka Swad". For these two categories, the first prize consists of Rs 15000 and the second prize is of Rs 10000 each.


Interestingly, no book or manuscript has been recommended by the jury in the ‘National Integration‘ category.


Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards were instituted in 1983. Since then, these Awards are given by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting every year to promote original writings in Hindi in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. Awards for National Integration, Women Issues & Children‘s Literature were introduced in 1992.

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