Well-known journalist Jayasheela Rao felicitated

Staff Reporter

He was feted for his contribution to Kannada journalism

BANGALORE: Veteran journalist S.V. Jayasheela Rao, known for his humane approach to professional problems and his innovative style in legislature reporting, was felicitated here on Friday in recognition of his contribution to Kannada journalism.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that going by professional experience and social and political outlook of veteran journalists he could make out how difficult it was to be a journalist in the olden days.


Gandhian H.S. Doreswamy, the former Editorial Representative of The Hindu, Bangalore, P. Ramiah and the former Editor of Kannada Prabha K. Satyanaryana spoke on the life and achievements of Mr. Jayasheela Rao. Expressing his thanks for the felicitation, Mr. Jayasheela Rao emphasised that budding journalists should be humble and said this quality would greatly help them in their profession.

Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly N. Dharam Singh presided over the function.


In the morning, president of the Janata Dal (Secular) H.D. Deve Gowda inaugurated the seminars.

Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa presided over the function.

Two seminars, one in English and other in Kannada, held on the occasion discussed various aspects of journalism and related areas.

Speakers deliberated on some disturbing issues such as the increasing reports of corruption and the gift culture in journalism. Speaking on the occasion, Senior Associate Editor of The Hindu V. Jayanth drew the audience attention to the role of Reader's Editor in the overall development of a newspaper and the readers' intellectual and moral rights over the publication.

The Reader's Editor of The Hindu had been receiving sizable mail from Bangalore and Mysore, he said.

President of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists K. Vikram Rao; the former secretary of the IFWJ K.M. Roy; Editor of Dainik Bhaskar Prakash Dube; chairman of Karnataka Media Academy V.N. Subba Rao; Editor of Samyukta Karnataka Eshwar Daithota and Editor of Karmaveera Babu Krishnamurthy spoke.

Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council H.K. Patil presided over the seminars.

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