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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SK)
Mangaluru, Mar 28: Narendra Marasani, a reporter with Vijayavani Hebri, has been conferred with the prestigious PaGo award by the district working Journalists union in Dakshina Kannada for his special report 'Maathavge Mathyavaga Sethuve', which was published in Vijayavani daily on June 28. The award ceremony was held on Monday, March 28, at Mangalore Press Club.
Narendra, who hails from Marasanige in Kalasa Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District, is a postgraduate in journalism. He has been a reporter at Hebri Vijayavani for the past three years and has brought many issues faced by rural areas to the attention of the government through his writings. Currently pursuing an MBA degree from KSOU, Narendra said, "It's a great honor to receive the PAGO award. Winning this award has increased my responsibilities towards diligent reporting. This award from a senior journalist at a young age has encouraged me to work even harder for the people. I applied for the award, but I never expected to receive it."
Mescom Technical Director Ramesh H G congratulated and wished Narendra a bright future, saying, "You have proved to be one of the best reporters."
The award ceremony was attended by chief guest senior journalist Shrikara L Bhandarkar, General Secretary Jitendra Kundeshwara, President District working journalist union Srinivas Nayak Indaje, and others.
The event was compered by Mohammad Arif, and Baskar Rai Katta proposed the vote of thanks.