Nominations Open for Jethmalani Prize in Journalism by Will of Steel Awards

Nominations have opened for the grandest Prize in Journalism, carrying a prize purse of INR 14 lakh. The Jethmalani Prize in Journalism, under the Will of Steel Awards, has been constituted to honour the birth centenary year of Shri. Ram Jethmalani.
It is in accordance that a pre-eminent global award in the field of service that promotes democracy, public-good, information, and transparency should be conferred in the memory of a legendary humanist who was a pillar of jurisprudence, governance & democracy.
The Jury for the Awards includes: Justice Sharad A. Bobde (Former Chief Justice of India (Jury Chair), Dr. Harivansh Narayan Singh (Dy. Chairperson, Rajya Sabha), Dr. Sasmit Patra ( Rajya Sabha MP), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw(Founder, Biocon), Prof Madhav Nalapat( Editorial Director, The Sunday Guardian), Raghu Rai(Photographer), Shekhar Mehta(Former President, Rotary International), Kalyani Shankar(Senior Journalist) and Atul Kasbekar(Photographer).
The Awards Ceremony will be held at the NDMC Convention Centre, Sansad Marg, New Delhi on September 15, 2023. The Award is open to individuals and organisations under the following categories:
Category 1 - The Jethmalani Prize for Journalism in Service to Humanity with Gold Medal & Award Purse of ₹ 14,00,000 ($ 17,000) to be awarded for ‘rare and noble contribution for the promotion of democracy, good governance in the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakum’– one world, one family’.
Category 2 – The Jethmalani Prize for Legal Journalism with Copper Medal & Award Purse of ₹ 1,11,000 ($ 1,400) for the most effective use of mass media to disseminate accurate information in public interest of legal proceedings, judgements & legislations.
Category 3 – The Jethmalani Prize for Empowerment with Copper Medal & Award Purse of ₹ 1,11,000 ($ 1,400) for the most effective promotion of gender empowerment, social upliftment of tribals and marginalised groups.


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