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Feb 19, 2019

I&B minister Rathore presents National Photography Awards

Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday gave away the 7th National Photography Awards to 13 persons in different categories at a function in New Delhi.

The theme for the Professional category was Women led Development, while the theme for Amateur category was Fairs and Festivals of India.

Renowned landscape photographer Ashok Dielwali was conferred with lifetime achievement award. Photojournalist S L Shanth Kumar was awarded in the professional category. Arun Sreedhar, Kailash Mittal, Mihir Singh, Ms Ranita Roy and P V Sunder Rao were honoured with special mention awards. 

Photographer Gurdeep Dhiman was awarded in Amateur category. Avijit Datta, Mahesh Balasaheb Lonkar, Manish Jaisi, S. Neelima and P. Ravi Kumar were given special mention awards in the amateur category. 

Speaking on the occasion, Col. Rathore appreciated the photographers as they not only capture moments but also fill them with a soul. He asked the officials of the Ministry to display the award-winning photographs in schools and colleges so that the youth can take inspiration and learn a lot. 

The Minister also visited the Photo Exhibition set up at National Media Centre. A special Brochure was also released on the occasion.   

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare and other dignitaries were also present.

Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau, Sitanshu Kar spoke about the democratisation of the art of photography through technological developments. 

He also highlighted the significance attained by the National Photography Awards since the inception of the Awards in 2010.

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