Editor of ‘Veena’ Honored with Pt. Brijlal Dwivedi Smriti All India Literary Journalism Award for Second Time

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Rakesh Sharma, the editor of the country’s prestigious literary magazine ‘Veena’ (Indore), was honoured with the 15th Pt. Brijlal Dwivedi Smriti All India Literary Journalism Award at the felicitation ceremony organised by the Media Vimarsh family at the Indore Press Club on Sunday. Rakesh Sharma, the editor of ‘Veena’, is the editor of the same ‘Hans Drishti’.

The program was presided over by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairman Rajesh Lal Mehra. Ravinandan Singh, the editor of the prestigious magazine ‘Saraswati, published from Prayagraj; Dr Vikas Dave, director of the Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy, and Dr Sonali Narangude, chairperson of the journalism department at the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, were present as special guests. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Indore Press Club President Arvind Tiwari were also present.

On the importance of literary journalism, Girish Pankaj said that literary journalism not only informs and educates but also enlightens us. Today’s litterateurs should consider the direction of literary journalism. He said that ‘Veena’ is being published on national thoughts, questions, and concerns of national importance. That is why ‘Veena’ can be called an ‘epic’ of literary journalism.

Writers are undeclared historians. Singh

Ravinandan Singh, the editor of the prestigious magazine ‘Saraswati, said that not everyone has the writer’s vision. He said that the poets wrote the ancient literature of the world. Writers are undeclared historians. There is no limit to literature and litterateurs. That’s why it is said in our Vedas that knowledge should be allowed to come from all directions.

A civilised society respects its writers. Rajesh Lal Mehra

While presiding over the programme, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairman Rajesh Lal Mehra said that a civilised society respects litterateurs. Referring to the story of Baba Bharti, he said that it is the work of literature to create trust, and it is the responsibility of journalism; to protect it.

Veena is a national heritage: Rakesh Sharma.

Editor of ‘Veena’ and respected scholar Rakesh Sharma said that Veena is not only the heritage of Shri Madhya Bharat Hindi Sahitya Samiti, Indore but also a national heritage. Society should step forward to handle it. ‘Veena’ is now entering its 100th year. It is the first literary magazine to complete 100 years of continuous publication.

Rakesh Sharma’s selection for the honour is commendable. Dr Dave

The director of Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Akademi, Dr Vikas Dave, said that the selection of Rakesh Sharma for the literary journalism award is commendable. He has discharged the religion of literary journalism very well.

Literary journalism is ahead of mainstream journalism: Dr Nargunde.

Dr Sonali Narangude, Chairperson, Department of Journalism, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, said that literary journalism is not only parallel to mainstream journalism but is ahead of it. Even after the impact of electronic and digital media, published literature has its place. The faces of electronic media also want to reach readers through literature.

A happy coincidence for Indore. President Arvind Tiwari

Indore Press Club President Arvind Tiwari said that this event is significant for the city. It is heartening that it is being held in Indore for the second time. He thanked Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi for the recommendation.

Festival to honour Hindi literary journalism: Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi

This award is given annually to recognise Hindi literary journalism, according to Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi, consultant editor of the quarterly publication “Media Vimarsh.” This is the 15th year of the award. Under this award, started by ‘Media Vimarsh’, eleven thousand rupees, a shawl, a shreefal, and a citation are given. The jury for the award includes Vishwanath Sachdev, former editor of Navbharat Times, Mumbai, and Dr Satchidanand Joshi, member secretary, Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Delhi.

An editor of “Veena” has received the Pt. Brijlal Dwivedi Smriti All India Literary Journalism Award for the second time. Late Shyamsundar Vyas, the then-editor of Veena, received it earlier in 2007.

Apart from this, so far, this honour has been given to Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, editor of ‘Document’ (Gorakhpur), Harinarayan, editor of ‘Kathadesh’ (Delhi), Dr Hetu Bhardwaj, editor of ‘Aksar’ (Jaipur), and Sadbhavna Darpan’ (Raipur). Girish Pankaj, Editor, Vyangya Yatra (Delhi) Dr Prem Janmejay, Kala Samay (Bhopal) Editor Vinay Upadhyay, Sanved (Delhi) Editor Kishan Kaljayi, Akshara (Bhopal) Editor Kailashchandra Pant, Editor of ‘Alav’ (Delhi) Ramkumar Krishak, Editor of ‘Prerna’ (Bhopal) Arun Tiwari, Editor of ‘Yugtevar’ (Sultanpur) Kamal Nayan Pandey, Editor of ‘Abhinav Imroz’ (Delhi) Devendra Kumar Bahl and Editor of ‘Sahitya Parikrama’ (Rajasthan) Dr Indushekhar Tatpurush have also received the honour.

On this occasion, the club also paid tributes to noted poet Krishnabihari Mishra, senior journalists Dr Vedpratap Vaidik and Abhay Chhajlani, and media educator Pushpendra Pal Singh. Ankur Vijayvargiya hosted the event, and Mukesh Tiwari gave the vote of thanks.

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