NDTV's 'Operation Everest' gets Goenka Award for 'On the spot reporting' - Broadcast

MUMBAI: NDTV Prime is proud to announce their documentary Operation Everest, was applauded and accorded at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016. Given Aamir Peerzada, Location Producer and camera crew Rakesh Solanky’s bravery and hard work on ‘Operation Everest’ they were awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for ‘On the spot reporting – Broadcast.

The Ramnath Goenka Awards aim to celebrate excellence in journalism, recognize courage and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year. They are the most prestigious annual event in the Indian media calender, pays tribute to journalists from Print & Broadcast, who maintain the highest standards of their profession despite being in the face of political and economic pressures, who still manage to poduce work that generates and sustains public trust in the media and impact the lives of people.

Operation Everest is a documentary film saluting the spirit of the Indian Army soldiers who aimed to conquer the highest peak of the world.

The documentary tracks the life changing journey of Major Ranveer Singh Jamwal and his team from New Delhi to Kathmandu, after successive devastating earthquakes hit Nepal on the 25th April, 2015. On their ascent to the deadly Khumbu Glacier, 22 climbers, along with NDTV’s location producer Aamir Rafique Peerzada along with camera crew Rakesh Solanky got trapped in a series of avalanches while the remaining members were caught at the Everest Base Camp.

The enthralling documentary showcases the Indian Army’s fight for survival when they change their role from ‘summiteers’ to ‘saviours’ as the brotherhood of mountaineers come together.

Speaking on the achievement, Shruti Verma Singh, Head, Strategy & Brand, NDTV said, “We’re very proud of Operation Everest, not only because it captures the gritty nature of our Indian Army but also because our Aamir and Rakesh stood up for the moment and displayed new courage in the face of natural disaster.”

Catch this gripping tale of survival with fascinating visuals and #SaluteIndianArmy on NDTV Prime on Saturday 5th November, at 2 pm.

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