Newsmakers will host the 10th edition of the ‘Newsmakers Achievers’ Award 2019′ on May 1, 2019, at the Rangswar Auditorium, Yashwantrao Chavan centre, Nariman Point. The award event is being held to recognise the efforts of common men who have made some difference to society through their hard work and determination. We have dedicated this year’s award event to help the “Kashmiri orphan girls’ education”.
Blessed are those children who have their parents — they grow up amid their undivided care and affection. However, there are thousands of unfortunate children who are deprived of the love and the reason behind their tragic fate can be many — natural disasters, conflicts, and above all, violence. Reports reveal that the continued violence in the Kashmir valley has raised thousands of orphans. Most of these children have nobody to look after and are mostly left to themselves. Moreover, an increased number of girl orphans pose many challenges to society and we think it’s our moral duty and social responsibility to lend our hands for the welfare of girl orphans.
Vaidehi Taman, the Group Editor of NBC and Editor-in-Chief of Afternoon Voice said, “Journalism is blotted today. People call it Bazaru, sold media, and yellow journalism as they don’t see honesty in the reporting. Whereas, we are parallel media, self-funded, and we are trying to live with our integrity and with no friend no foes. We criticise everyone those who does mistakes and we praise everyone irrespective of their political identity.”
“Our newspaper is not widely circulated and we are a small organisation. While people ask for honest journalism, they don’t adhere to that. The narrative of honest journalism is so confusing that keeping ourselves alive is a big challenge,” she added.
The Lifetime achievement award stands to highlight those individuals who have dedicated their lives to make outstanding and creative contributions in the respective fields. The ‘Newsmakers Achievers’ Award 2019 will honour legendary singer Asha Bhosle, veteran classical vocalist Pandit Ajay Pohankar, renowned yesteryear actress Moushumi Chatterjee, and notable journalist Rajiv Bajaj with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
While Jetendra Patel will be honoured with the Best Astrologer Award, Dr. Vishal Sawant will be receiving the Best Doctor Award, Maharashtra Cultural and Education Minister Vinod Tawde will be felicitated with the Best Working Politician Award. Jivhala Maharashtrian will be admired with the Best Maharashtrian Restaurant Award.
Social Reformer Zingubai Bolke, Trans-Model Navya Singh, and Dancing Star Daksh Bhaskar will be honoured with the Jury Awards.
The Media Awards segment will felicitate Sahil Joshi with the Best News Anchor Award, Ajay Shukla with the Best Journalist Award, and Prashant Shishodia with the Best Editor (Entertainment) Award. Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki will be honoured with the Best Sports Personality Award. The awardees in the Entertainment category includes Kamaal R Khan who will be honoured with the Best Film Critic Award, Rajesh Shringarpore who will be receiving the Best Marathi Actor, and Chhaya Kadam who will be receiving the Best Marathi Actress Award. The Entertainment Awards will also felicitate Salil Acharya with the Best RJ and Anchor Award, Raj Kaushal with the Best Director Award, and Manoj Santoshi with the Best TV Writer Award (Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain). Geeta Kapoor will be honoured with the Best Choreographer (Female) Award. Ankita Lokhande and Dhaval Nakhua will be honoured with the Best Actress and Best Gujarati Debutant Awards respectively. Bhau Kadam will be receiving the Best Comedian Award (Chala Hawa Yeu Dya) and Kiku Sharda will be applauded with the Best Comedian Award (Kapil Sharma Show). Kartikey Malviya and Aakriti Sharma will be complemented with the Best Child Artist (Male) Award and Best Child Artist (Female) Award respectively.
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