Two mediapersons among IRDS awardees
NEW DELHI: Ashish Khetan and Shalabh Mani Tripathi are the recipients from the print and electronic media respectively of the third awards of the non-governmental Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences.
The Lucknow-based IRDS has given awards this year in various fields besides media.
Tripathi is the Lucknow-based correspondent of IBN-7 who had to suffer police atrocities due to his reporting on Dr Sachan‘s death. Ashish Khetan is an investigative journalist from Tehelka, known for his work on Godhra and 2G Scam. Shalabh Mani.
These awards named after Alok Tomar, Surendra Pratap Singh, Safdar Hashmi, V N Shukla, Anandi Bai Joshi, Manjunath Shanmugam and Satyendra Dubey are given to people up to 45 years of age. The jury for the award was headed by socially active IPS officer Amitabh Thakur.