Mohammed Saifuddin – Yahind News
Riyadh – Bold and fearless journalist, Senior Editor of “The Wire” Arfa Khanum Sherwani will receive the prestigious Kuldip Nayar Patrakarita Samman for 2022 by the Gandhi Peace Foundation on Saturday 12th Nov in New Delhi.
The award honors the legacy of journalist, author and human rights activist Kuldip Nayar and is awarded to journalists working in Indian languages contributing to democratic values and independent media.
Eminent writer and scholar Ashish Nandy announced this at a press conference at the Delhi Press Club on Sunday.
Another prominent independent journalist and YouTuber Ajit Anjum will receive the same award for the year 2021.
Both the award recipients truly represent the people and known for truth-based journalism, honesty and questioning the government.
Addressing the press conference Ashish Nandi said, “The future of Indian democracy lies with us and not those who control the media in the country. I have great pleasure in mentioning the person in whose name the award is being given out, Kuldip Nayar. He was an uncompromising journalist and it is to his credit that he never bent against all kinds of control on the media.”
“We recognize the two awardees today as not only those who are representing themselves but also representing all of India. We are congratulating them on the courage, tenacity and hard work they have done over the years” he said.
Eminent journalist Ravish Kumar congratulated both and wrote on Facebook that this award will encourage all journalists doing true journalism on social media.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani was in Riyadh last week to address Sir Syed Day 2022 organized by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMOUBA) Riyadh. During the Sir Syed Day celebrations all the attendees congratulated her with loud applause.
President AMOUBA Riyadh Abrar Hussain, office bearers and members, prominent businessman Nadeem Tareen, journalists Ghazanfar Ali Khan, KN Wasif and Mohammad Saifuddin have congratulated Arfa Khanum Sherwani on the announcement of Kuldeep Nair Award.
The Yahind team, led by its CEO Syed Zia ur Rahman heartily congratulates Arfa Khanum Sherwani and Ajit Anjum on being conferred with the prestigious Kuldeep Nayar Award.
Journalist KN Wasif and Mohammad Saifuddin presented their works to Arfa Khanum Sherwani at an event held at the residence of well-known businessman and philanthropist Dr. Nadeem Tareen. Wasif presented the collection of sketches “Zikr-e-Yaaran” and his English book “Indian Architectural Heritage” while Saifuddin presented his book “Expat Ride” to Arfa.
According to the Facebook post of Raveesh Kumar, the Kuldeep Nayar Award will be presented on Saturday Nov 12 at Rajendra Bhawan, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Delhi. He requested the people in Delhi to attend in large number and encourage the true journalists.