Ashish Khetan, formerly with Tehelka, and Prannoy Roy of NDTV have been selected for the 20th C.H. Muhammed Koya National Media Awards instituted by the C.H. Muhammed Koya Journalism Award Trust and the Calicut Press Club. Thomas Jacob of ‘Malayala Manorama’ and Veena George of Indiavision have been selected for the print and visual media awards, respectively, in Malayalam. Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer, Trust member, announced the awards here on Saturday. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh will present the awards at Atholy on September 28, the 30th death anniversary of C.H. Muhammed Koya. The awards carry Rs.1,11,111 in cash, a citation, and memento. The awardees were shortlisted from nominations received from across the country.

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