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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Senior Journalist Satish Sharma felicitated with Youth Icon Award

(S.S.Dogra)

Its really pride moment for Journalists fraternity of Uttrakhand because senior Journalist Satish Sharma felicitated with Youth Icon Award. Mr. Sharma received this prestigious award from one of India's top journalist Sumit Awasthi (IBN7 News Channel) in a grand Media Award Ceremony held at M.N.Ghosh Auditorium, ONGC, Dehradun, Uttrakhand. According to Shashi Bhushan Maithani-organizer, this award started way back in 2010 since then many prominent personalities are being awarded. Sixty five person were felicitated with YI award this year. In the grand award ceremony, Chief Minister of Uttrakhand Sh.Harish Rawat, Harak Singh Rawat, Narender Singh Negi-Folk Singer also graced the occasion.

Satish Sharma got this award for his extraordinary contribution in the field of Journalism (Print Media). Sharma is very popular media personality of Uttrakhand. He is whole heartedly devoted his whole life in the field of Journalism. Right now he is Editor and Owner of Uttarakhand’s Popular English daily, ‘Garhwal Post, its into 20th year of publication. He is actively in the journalism field since 1988. He is elder son of veteran journalist Shri Upendra Kumar Sharma. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad., Satish did his advanced journalism study from well known International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany way back in ’93.

From a very young age he picked up and developed a hold of printing business in all its dimensions, from technical to marketing. Satish began his career as a reporter for ‘Doon Dwar’ and then served as Bureau Chief in Dehradun of Hindi Daily ‘Vishwa Manav’ for a year and a half. Following this, he freelanced for some time, during which time his work was published in a number of prominent newspapers. On 27 September, 1996, he launched the Garhwal Post (Weekly edition) as Editor in Uttranchal Conclave by N.D.Tewari-then the Chief Minister of the state. Rest is the history.

The fact that the newspaper has shown a continuous rise in circulation and turnover in its 20 years of existence is a tribute to his abilities, particularly in demanding conditions that prevail in a small city like Dehradun. In 1997 and 1998, he was the General Secretary of the Dehradun unit of the UP Working Journalists Union. He has also held the post of Treasurer, Uttaranchal Working Journalists Union. In 2003, he also held the post of Treasurer of Doon Press Club. Satish is also promoting the state through its film company ‘Uttarakhand Film Producers Enchanting Himalaya’ amongst the Indian and foreign filmmakers.

Currently he is also Chairman of Pestalozzi Children’s Village Society, an International initiative working to educate underprivileged children. He is married and has a son and a daughter. He has also compered several programmes for Doordarshan and various other TV channels. Satish Sharma is media celebrity & pride of Uttrakhand.

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