India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma was today honoured with prestigious ‘Excellence in Journalism’ award for his contribution to the field of journalism.
RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi conformed the award on Rajat Sharma at an event organised by Rastriya Patrakarita Kalyan Nyas (RPKN) in Walchand Hirachand Hall, Mumbai.
Rajat Sharma himself accepted the award but donated his entire prize money to Bhaiyyaji Joshi. Speaking on the occasion, Rajat Sharma said that “Bhaiyyaji Joshi, the second-in-command in the Sangh, will surely utilise the amount in appropriate work”.
Rajat Sharma, a Padma Bhushan awardee, also said that journalism is a very challenging profession today and praised the scribes for fearlessly working round-the-clock to expose the wrongdoings in the society.
“It is because of the TV channels that several scams have been unearthed. The real face of many hypocrites have been exposed,” he said.
Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that the level of journalism has fallen to a new low today and made an appeal to the youth to take inspiration from Rajat Sharma’s ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ show.
The RPKN also honoured senior journalist Nandkishore Trikha with the 'Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar' on this occasion.