27 July 2010

The Ramnath Goenka Award...

On July 22, I received the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year (Print) for 2008-9 from the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil. The award was for my work in 2007-2008.

This is the citation, as read out at the ceremony:



JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT)

Siddharth Varadarajan of The Hindu: For his consistent reporting of strategic affairs — on the Indian Safeguards Agreement process at the IAEA and the Nuclear Supplies Group and on the last-minute wrinkles in the 123 agreement. And for his insightful analysis, and often contrarian perspective, of the strategic policy establishment.

The image above is from the Indian Express of July 25, 2010.

11 comments:

RAJ SINH said...

congrates bandhu !

see my comments on hindee portal visfot.com titled ' thok me bante gaye ramnath goenka puraskar .

RAJ SINH ( refer NY days )

Basab Pradhan said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

T Azeez Luthfullah said...

Hearty congratulations! You deserve many such awards. Carry on the good work.

Butterfly said...

Congratulations Sir. :-)
By the way, I'm a first year English honours student of St. Stephen's College, where you'll be coming tonight for an interactive session. Looking forward to the discussion...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Siddharth. You deserve it. It was an honour to work with you.

Shekhar Bhatia
www.asianwindow.com

Francis Kuriakose said...

Our heartiest Congratulations on you being Awarded the 'Best Journalist of the Year Award'.

Newspapers strengthen our democracy with honest, fair and courageous journalism.

You and 'The HINDU' group of publications are outstanding symbols of ethical jounalism in our country. We wish you many more laurels. Keep up the good work.

mtk said...

Congratulations!

I'm a huge fan of your work since reading you first in India in 2006 and 07.

Have been profoundly informed by your work on so many issues: Nuclear 1-2-3, terrorism, government cowardice in the face of bigotry and discrimination.

You are an excellent writer and an avant garde intellectual.I honestly feel that after the past two decades of diminishing standards, your work pulses like a sparkling spark in the darkening dark.

keep it up. you are a great inspiration to me and many others.

M.T. Karthik

Yayaver said...

Congrats Sir for this award. I seldom come at your blog and read tediously to become aware of the national issues. More power to you and keep on writing unbiased views !

Pankaj Garg said...

Congrats and Thanks for the blog.

gopal said...

Dear Siddharth:
You richly deserve this award. Keep up the good work. There is much ahead to cover,in the interest of the nation . Wishing you Good Luck & With Warm Regards , Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan

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