Accolades in Odisha
Sarada Lahangir receives jurors' special commendation, Jyotsna Rautray wins award at State Book Fair
Odisha based journalist Sarada Lahangir of ANI was recently commended by the Jury for the Media Foundation’s 2012 Chameli Devi Jain Award. According to the 2012 Chameli Award Jurors’ Report, “Writing from distant corners of the country about communities and issues that rarely figure in the mainstream media discourse is challenging. We would therefore like to commend the work of Sarada Lahangir of ANI, who has reported extensively from Orissa’s tribal belt.” The State Correspondent for ANI news agency, Sarada's contribution got this recognition for the second time. The Jury for the Media Foundation’s 2012 Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Media person comprised Shravan Garg, chief editor of Dainik Bhaskar, Seema Mustafa, columnist and Director, Centre for Policy Action, and Pamela Philipose, Director of the Women’s Features Service.
Senior Oriya journalist Jyotsna Rautray recently won the award for “Best Story Book in Oriya” at the Rajdhani Book Fair in Bhubaneswar. “Kichi Nirdos Ghatana” – a collection of Oriya short stories won the award in the best story book category. Jyotsna worked as chief sub editor with the Oriya newspaper, Sambad, for nearly 22 years and is currently freelancing.