Odisha based Writer Naba Kishor Pujari bagged Laadli Media Award

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Bhubaneswar:The 8th Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2016 (Northern and Eastern Region) were given today at a function at Chinmaya Mission in New Delhi today. Odisha based writer and social activist Naba Kishor Pujari bagged this award in the Print Article category from Eastern Region for his writings on gender sensitivity and equality.
Organised by Population First, and supported by Colors TV and UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), the Laadli Media Awards are given to recognise efforts by those in the media and advertising Agency industry who work to ender gender prejudice.
The awards have been given since 2007 is one of the Prestigious Awards in India for media and writer fraternity and every year Population first is reaching new heights in terms of success of the programme as well as the applications received for the Award. The guests of honour at this year’s event were Diego Palacios, country representative of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), Stuti Narain Kacker, NCPCR(National Commission for Protection of Child Rights), famous theatre personality Dolly Thakore, Bollywood Actress Sushama Seth and Padmashri awardee Syeda Hameed, former member of the Planning Commission.
The winning entry of Mr. Pujari for the award highlights the lack of Policies to provide land rights to Single Women that makes a strong case for an official definition of the term Single Women as a first step towards conferment of land rights of Single Women.

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