awards were instituted by the Express Group as part of the centenary
year celebrations of its founder Ramnath Goenka to recognise courage
and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals
The 10-member jury includes filmmaker Shyam Benegal and jurist Fali
S Nariman, apart from agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan and
former diplomat Naresh Chandra.
members are Dr Bakul Dholakia (advisor, Adani Group); HDFC chairman
Deepak Parekh; Mahindra & Mahindra chairman Keshub Mahindra;
Infosys chairman emeritus NR Narayana Murthy; Rama Bijapurkar (marketing
consultant and author); and Shobhana Bhartia (HT Group chairperson
and editorial director).
The other categories include: Reporting from Jammu and Kashmir and
the Northeast; Hindi; Regional languages; Environmental reporting;
Uncovering India Invisible; Foreign correspondent covering India;
Business and economic journalism; Reporting on politics and government;
Sports journalism; Film and Television journalism; Books non-fiction;
Excellence in reporting on HIV/AIDS (English and Marathi); Civic
journalism; Investigative reporting; On-the-spot reporting, and
Commentary and interpretative writing.