Victim of ULFA, Sanjoy Ghose's anniversary to be celebrated tomorrow
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): The Charkha Development Communication Network will felicitate writers from Ladakh with "Sanjoy Ghose Ladakh Women Writers Awards" announced for the region in October 2011on the occasion of its Founder's Day function on Wednesday.
Justice Altamas Kabir, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, will be the chief guest at the function, which will be held at the India International Centre - Annexe at 4.00 p.m. tomorrow.
The day marks the birthday of Sanjoy Ghose, grassroots social activist who established Charkha in 1994 based on the belief that, for development process to benefit the poorest and disadvantaged sections of society, it is imperative that their voices reach policy makers and opinion leaders.
He saw the media as a powerful tool in connecting the issues on the ground to policy forums and be a catalyst for change impacting the most vulnerable communities in our country.
Through communication skill building exercises and imparting an understanding of media tools, Charkha enables rural communities to report on issues of social concern. These writings are disseminated to the national and regional media through Charkha's Trilingual Feature Service in Hindi, English and Urdu.
The awards are part of Charkha's efforts to draw out voices on development issues from regions, which are difficult to access and distant. The programme is being supported by Unniti Foundation, which promotes poverty alleviation programmes through capacity building initiatives especially among women and children.
Over the last few years, the organization has supported Charkha's initiatives to draw out writings from Jammu and Kashmir through media awards.
The awards carry a citation and will require the awardees to write six articles on their chosen theme between December 2011 and June 2012. The awards have been selected by an eminent Jury comprising media persons and academicians based in Delhi and in Jammu and Kashmir.
Noted journalist and Convenor of the Jury, Usha Rai, will announce the selected names at the Founder's Day function. (ANI)
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