Staff Reporter

PUNE: Editor-in-chief of The Hindu N. Ram has been conferred the second Lokmanya Tilak National Journalist Award by the Kesari Mahratta Trust.

Mr. Ram will receive the award at the Kesari Wada here on January 4, Kesari newspaper’s 129th foundation day.

“The Kesari Mahratta Trust has established this award to recognise the immense contribution of Lokmanya Tilak to Indian journalism and to honour a journalist who has shown similar shades of courage and fearlessness in his journalism,” Editor-Trustee of ‘Kesari’ Deepak Tilak said, announcing the award here on Wednesday.

Established in 1881

Kesari was established in 1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak who used this newspaper and Mahratta as media for creating awareness about the independence movement among the masses.

The first Lokmanya Tilak award was bestowed on January 4, 2009 on Vir Sanghvi, Editorial Director of Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

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