Sumit Bhattacharjee, Head of the Office of The Hindu, Visakhapatnam, won the 10th Laadli Media and Advertising Awards 2018-2019.
He won the award in the Investigative Story category in English Print for his article ‘Araku Valley’s dark secrets’ in the Ground Zero column of The Hindu, from the southern region.
No less than 75 mediapersons received the award this year from over 1,100 nominations from across the country.
The award was presented online in the presence of Rekha Sharma, President of the National Commission for Women (NCW), AL Sharada, Director, Population First, and Argentina Matavel Piccin, UNFPA Representative in India and Country Director from Bhutan.
The Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity was established in March 2007 by Population First to recognize, highlight and celebrate the laudable efforts of print and electronic media (TV, radio and web) and advertising agencies to promote gender sensitivity. as an integral part. of their work.
It started as a Mumbai-centric event and then moved to the national level with support from UNFPA.