PCJ announces results of 4th Ashok Sodhi Memorial Photography Awards
Jammu: Press Club of Jammu (PCJ) today announced results of Fourth Ashok Sodhi Memorial Awards for Best Photography 2018 by the four member jury at a function organised here.
The participation of photojournalists increased manifold this year as compared to 2015, 2016 and 2017 awards.
The winners of the fourth edition included Basit Zargar (first place) from Srinagar, Raman Raina (second place) from Daily Shadow newspaper and Pradeep Bakshi (Third Place) of national Hindi Daily Dainik Jagran. They were awarded a cash prize of Rs 11,000, Rs 8,000 and Rs 5000 respectively.
Meanwhile the consolation prize winners included Abhinav Behl (IMSA Student), Umair Asif Zargar (photojournalist from Kashmir), Ankur Sethi (The News Now), Rakesh Bakshi (Daily Excelsior) and Surjeet Singh (Ajit Samachar) and they were awarded a cash prize of Rs 2000 each.
Students pursuing Diploma/Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication also participated actively in the competition.
The photo competition was judged by the four member jury comprising Channi Anand (AP), K B Jandyal (Former Director Information), Shishupal (Photojournalist) and Yaseen Dar (AP).
The awards were presented by president of Press Club, Ashwani Kumar, and Secretary General Zorawar Singh Jamwal along with Jury members.
Former PCJ President Manu Srivatsa and Bharat Sharma, a childhood friend of Ashok Sodhi, were also present on the occasion.
Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.