The Pallibani Mission (ପଲ୍ଲୀବାଣୀ ମିଶନ) on Wednesday presented the Odisha Journalism Award-2021 in New Delhi. Union Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan was the chief guest at the function and honoured 6 Odia journalists.
They are Utkal Mail’s Editor Mr Pitabas Mishra, Kanak TV’s editor Manoranjan Mishra, The New Indian Express Deputy Resident Editor Siba Kumar Mohanty, Odisha Bytes editor Sandeep Mishra, Associate Professor of Mass Communication Mihir Ranjan Patra, a senior cameraman of OTV Mr Gopal Prasad Verma.
On the occasion, Union Minister Shri Pradhan said that journalists have a big role to play in making news and reaching out to the people. Now small web channels have played a major role in presenting regional issues.
The event was graced by Kanchan Gupta, Advisor to the Government of India’s Information and Broadcasting Department, eminent journalist Rashid Kidwai, Political Editor of Hindustan Times Sunetra Choudhury, Pallibani Mission Chairman Rama Chandra Nath.