Hunger Project invites articles

Hunger Project invites articles

The Hunger Project India has invited articles from print journalists for prestigious Sarojini Naidu Prize 2012.

The prize is given for journalists for outstanding reportage on Women and Panchayat Raj in Hindi, English and other regional languages.

Addressing a press meet at Vartha Bhavan in Mangalore, The Hunger Project Programme Associate Justin said that highlighting the achievements of women in panchayat level is the main objective of the prize.

Giving details about the prize which has been established 11 years ago, he said that the Hunger Project  has been getting very good response from the writers.

 “Last year, we received 1,863 applications for the prize from across India. The collections of good reports are being published in the form of books, named as ‘Thus spoke the press.’
The journalist who won Sarojini Naidu Prize in 2009, opined that there is good scope to write about the success stories of women and panchayat raj in villages.

 “Dakshina Kannada has 203 Gram Panchayats and Udupi has 65 gram panchayats. Even if a few cases or success stories are highlighted in the media, there is a bright chance for the scribes to win the award,” he said.  

The winner of 2011, Guruvappa Balepuni, too called upon the scribes to highlight the stories so that the villages as well as the scribes are benefited.

Sarojini Naidu Prize will be carrying Rs 2 lakh of prize money with the memento. The last date for application is June 15.