Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Australian Tourism Minister Calls for Direct Air Connectivity to Boost Tourism

The Australian Tourism Minister Mr.  Martin Ferguson has called for direct air connectivity between India and Australia to boost tourism. He stated this during his discussion with Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi here today. Both the Ministers also expressed their resolve to strengthen bilateral tourism cooperation. Referring to the recent  road shows organized by India Tourism in Australia, Shri Chiranjeevi expressed the hope that such shows will contribute  to more tourist inflow from Australia. The Minister also  suggested creation of a joint Tourism forum where the Tour Operators, Hoteliers, Airlines and other tourism stakeholders form both the countries may exchange the ideas for promotion and development of tourism between both the countries. He also expressed the views that both the countries should explore the possibilities of renewing the MoU on tourism cooperation which expired in 2008.The Minister also suggested easing of visa norms to boost tourism.

           India and Australia are important tourism markets for each other. Australia is one of top 10 tourist generating markets for India as far as inbound tourism is concerned.  Number of Australian visited India during the last five years were :
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
135925
146209
149074
169647
186002

          India tourism Office in Sydney looks after promotion and marketing of India in Australia. Overall the marketing efforts have been directed at re-enforcing the brand and creating year round traffic.  India Tourism office regularly undertake comprehensive promotion, developing partnership with airlines, the travel industry, media, community groups and Government.

          Ministry of Tourism in association with Indian Association of Tour Operators organized road shows in Sydney and Melbourne in October this year. The Ministry of Tourism hosted the visit of tour operators, travel agents, opinion makers, TV team, travel writers, etc. from Australia  numbering  35 in 2011-12 and 16  till date during 2012-13  on familiarisation tour  of India under its hospitality scheme.  
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Greetings from Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME: www.fisme.org.in)- a network of more than 700 MSME associations and  the chief representative body of MSMEs in India.
FISME is organizing a Briefing Sessions on ‘Knowledge and News Network (KNN)- Platform to bring together the MSME Associations and Institutions for sharing knowledge, information and reaching out to the Media.
The Knowledge and News Network’ – being built with support of GIZ (German International Development Cooperation), aims to enable the partner MSME Associations/ Institutions to reach-out to national and regional media- both electronic and print. The network will enable them extract information of their interest from global media and knowledge sources as also upload their own news making their views heard by the world.
The objective of the briefing session is to share the details as to how the MSME associations / institutions can leverage the power of the Network which would be attended by Office Bearers, Managing Committee Members and Special Invitees of associations/trade bodies.
It is a brief and crisp programme focused towards the trade bodies (associations, chambers etc), media and the management institutes.
 
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AirAsia Announce Additional Flight Frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok!
The ‘portal’ to Indonesia’s hidden gem now available 4x weekly
 
SEPANG, 4 December 2012 – Excellent demand for the Kuala Lumpur – Lombok flights have inspired AirAsia to launch an additional flight for the route, bringing total flights from 3x to 4x weekly starting 28 January 2013.
 
The Kuala Lumpur – Lombok flights, soon to be available on Mondays as well (currently on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays only), is open for booking with awesome promotional all-in fares offered from as low as *RM189.
 
Booking is open from now until 16 December 2012, for the travel period from 4 March – 31 May 2013. Log on to www.airasia.com to find out more on this and other available promotions.
 
When AirAsia celebrated its inaugural Kuala Lumpur – Lombok flight in October 2012, the airline was greeted with a proud 100 percent load for the maiden flight. Bookings have been strong since the route was launched and opened for sale in August 2012, with outstanding passenger loads attained for each flight.
 
This new additional flight frequency is set to further boost the number of business and leisure travellers arriving into Lombok and vice versa.  As an airline with a strong presence in Asean, AirAsia is always at hand to contribute towards strengthening Malaysian - Indonesian bilateral ties and advocating good economic gains both ways, via more business and tourism activities.
 
Lombok’s fast gaining popularity came as no surprise. It is famously known as Indonesia’s hidden gem, blessed with a plethora of spectacular scenery which satisfies diverse holiday preferences.
 
Outdoor lovers may embark on adventurous trips to explore the mighty Mt. Rinjani or Tropical Forest & Animal Reserve. Honeymooners will definitely find the untouched sandy beaches at Senggigi and the surrounding Gili Island as romantic retreats. 
 
For those who seek escapism, Lombok is a perfect spot for snorkeling and diving, with a dreamlike and picture perfect underwater world. Lombok is a must for those looking for adventure, serenity or a romantic getaway.
 
Indonesia is a very important market for AirAsia, with abundant opportunities and ample room for growth. With sustained economic growth, more people are able and keen to fly due to improved spending power, factors which underline AirAsia’s belief in the growth potential of Indonesia’s aviation sector.
 
Guests are encouraged to pre-book their check-in baggage allocation online along with their flight bookings as they are able to save up to 66% as compared to checking-in their bags over the airport counter.
 
Apart from that, guests are also able to pre-book their in-flight meals with a wide variety of hot meals available on board with an option to book up to two meals for each guest. Check-in baggage allocation, in-flight meals, Pick-A-Seat, travel insurance and more are all available online and guests are able to add or make changes to their booking very simply through ‘Manage My Booking’. 
 
For more updates on AirAsia’s latest innovations, as well as promotions, activities and contests, connect with the airline via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) or Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).
 
*Promo Fares include airport taxes and fees (all-in-fares). Flights and fares are subject to availability and are for one way travel only.
 
Flight Frequencies: Kuala Lumpur – Lombok (from 28 January 2012 onwards)
 
Sector
Flight
Depart
Arrive
Frequency
Kuala Lumpur – Lombok
AK 1408
0835
1145
1,3,5,7
Lombok – Kuala Lumpur
AK 1409
1215
1525
1,3,5,7
1-Monday, 3-Wednesday, 5-Friday, 7-Sunday
  

Analysis of Criminal, Financial and other details declared by candidates contesting in the 1st Phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections. Also attached in the Analysis of asset increase of 85 re-contesting Candidates 

For Detailed Reports on Analysis of ITR please visit http://adrindia.org/content/recent-upcoming-elections

Highlights of the report:

·         Gujarat Election Watch (GEW) has analyzed affidavits of 482 candidates out of 846 candidates who are contesting in the 1st phase of Gujarat 2012 Assembly Elections.
·         Out of these 482 candidates analyzed for the 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections, 104 candidates or 22 % declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Gujarat, 23% candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves.
·        Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal casesINC has 27 out of 83 (33 %), BJP has 22 out of 87 (25%) ,BSP has 7 out of 78 (9 %), JD(U) has 7 out of 29 (24 %), SP has 5 out of 19 (26%), NCP has 2 out of 3 (67%)and GPP has 21 out of 83 (25 %) candidates with declared criminal cases.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: Out of these 104 candidates with declared criminal cases, 46 have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. GPP has 11, INC has 8, BJP has 9, JD (U) has 6, NCP has 2 and BSP has 1 such candidates.
·        Candidates against whom charges have been framed: Out of these 104 candidates with declared criminal cases, charges have been framed against 73 candidates with cases of kidnapping, Murder, dacoity etc. 
·        Candidates with Heinous & Violent Crime Cases:The following candidates have declared serious criminal cases of murder, kidnapping and theft against them: (1) Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh (of JD(U) from Jhagadia(ST) constituency) has declared three charges of murder and 1 charge related to attempt to murder.(2) Maheshbhai chhotubhai Vasava (of JD(U) from Dediapada (ST) constituency) has declared two charges related to murder and 1 charge related to attempt to murder  (3) Patel Altaf Gafurbhai (of JD(U) contesting from Vagra constituency) has declared 1 charges related to murder 4)Somani Jitendrabhai Kantilal (BJP) from Wankaner constituency has declared two charges relating to attempt to murder 5) Arjunbhai Laljibhai Gamit (JD(U)) contesting from Nizar (ST) constituency too has declared two charges relating to attempt to murder amongst other charges.
  • Candidates with cases under Prevention of Corruption Act 1 Candidate have declared that they have cases registered against them under the “Prevention of Corruption Act”, namely Barad Jashabhai Bhanabhai (INC) from Somnath constituency.

Highlights of Analysis of Financial and Other Background details of Candidates Contesting in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012

·         Gujarat Election Watch (GEW) has analyzed affidavits of 482 candidates out of 846 candidates who are contesting in the first phase of the Gujarat 2012 Assembly Elections.
·         A total of 147 candidates out of 482 analyzed i.e. 30% are crorepatis. In 2007, there were 21% crorepati candidates.
·         The top three candidates who have declared the highest assets are Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai of INC from Rajkot East constituency who has declared assets worth Rs. 122 crores, followed by Chavada Javaharbhai Pethalajibhai, of INC from Manavadar constituency with Rs. 82 crores worth of assets and Parmar Rajabhai Parbatbhai of BSP from Somnath constituency with assets worth Rs. 40 crores

·         A total of 39 candidates out of 482 analyzed have declared assets less than Rs. 1 Lakh.

·         The three candidates with lowest assets are Mineshbhai Maganbhai Patel of GPP from Valsad constituency who has declared that he has zero assets, followed by Bismilla Abdulkhan Pathan (IND) from Rajkot South constituency with assets worth Rs. 1000 only.

·         A total of 47 candidates out of 482 analyzed have declared liabilities of Rs. 50 lakhs or above.
·         The top three candidates with highest liabilities are Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai, an INC candidate from Rajkot East who has declared the highest liabilities worth Rs. 27.14 Crores followed by Jitendrabhai Kantilal Somani of BJP from Wankaner constituency with liabilities of Rs. 17.69 Crores and Kamabhai Gagjibhai Rathod a BJP candidate from Sanand constituency with liabilities of Rs. 12.45 Crores.
·         Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for INC is Rs 6.40 Crores, for BJP is 4.48 Crores, for GPP is 1.07 Crores, for BSP is 75.39 Lakhs, for JD(U) is 22.61 Lakhs, for SP is 19.54 Lakhs, and for NCP is Rs 10.43 Crores.
·         103 out of 482 (21%) candidates analyzed in the first phase of the Gujarat 2012 Assembly Elections have not declared their PAN details.

·         6 Crorepati Candidates have not declared their PAN details.

·         32 out of 78 candidates of BSP have not declared their PAN, 15 out of 83 candidates of GPP have not declared their PAN and 10 out of 19 of SP have not declared PAN details.


·         Out of 482 contesting candidates analyzed in Gujarat 2012 Assembly Elections, the number of female candidates is 27 (6%). In 2007 Gujarat Elections the number of female candidates were 46 out of 553, i.e. only 8% for the whole state.

·         A total of 17 candidates out of the total 482 analyzed are more than 65 years of age.


Highlights of Report on Analysis of Income Tax Returns Details of candidates contesting in the first phase for Gujarat State Assembly Elections 2012:

1.  SOLANKI HIRABHAI ODHAVJIBHAI, of BJP from Rajula constituency has declared the highest income of Rs. 3.41 Crores in his last Income Tax return. He is followed by Italiya Ghanshyambhai Kanjibhai (GPP) from Katargam constituency and has declared income of Rs. 3.41 Crores in his last ITR, and Pabubha Virambha Manek, of BJP from Dwarka constituency who has declared income of Rs. 3.25 crore as per his last filed Income Tax Returns.
2.  A total of 240 candidates (50%) out of the 482 candidates analyzed by the Gujarat Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns.
3.  Out of the 240 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, BJP has 12 (14%) out of 87 candidates, INC has 16 (19%) out of 83 candidates, GPP has 35 (42%) out of 83 candidates and BSP has 61 (78%) out of 78 candidates, and JD(U) has 23(79%) out of 29 candidates who have not filed IT Returns.
4. High Assets but no IT Return: Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Parmar Rajabhai Parbatbhai of BSP contesting from Somnath with total assets of Rs. 40.75 crores. He is followed by Jadeja Kandhalbhai Sarmanbhai of NCP from Kutiyana with assets of Rs. 28.29 crores and Vithalbhai Hanshrajbhai Radadia of INC from Dhoraji  with Rs. 5.62 crores respectively.
5. Gujarat Election Watch and ADR appeal to the voters of Gujarat to know what their candidates write in their affidavits so that they can make an informed choice on 13th December 2012

Highlights of Report on Asset Comparison of Re-contesting Candidates and MLAs

Re-Contesting Candidates
·         85 re-contesting (candidates who fought elections in 2007 and now in 2012 are again in the fray) candidates have been analyzed for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012
·         The average assets of these candidates fielded by various parties in 2007 was Rs 1,42,81,124 (1.42 crore)
·         The average assets of the re-contesting candidates now in 2012 is Rs 4,24,16,673 (4.24 crore)
·         The average asset growth for these re-contesting candidates is Rs 3,79,93,432  (3.79 crore)
·         Average percentage growth in assets for these re-contesting candidates is 266%
·         The maximum growth in assets has been for Chavada Javaharbhai Pethalajibhai of INC from Manavadar with an increase of Rs 64.57 crore i.e. from Rs. 18.32 crores in 2007 to Rs. 82.90 crores in 2012. Assets of Parshottambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki (of BJP from Bhavnagar Rural) have increased by Rs 26.23 crore, from Rs 11.38 crore in 2007 to Rs 37.61 crore in 2012. Assets of Kamabhai Gagjibhai Rathod (of BJP from Sanand) have risen by Rs 22.90 crore, from Rs 1.55 crore in 2007 to Rs 24.46 crore in 2012.

·         The highest percentage increase (2860%) in assets has been declared by Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh of JD (U) from Jhagadia constituency. Chhotubhai Vasava’s  assets increased from Rs. 9.15 lakhs in 2007 to Rs 2.70 crore in 2012. Bhavnaben Raghavbhai Makwana of BJP from Mahuva constituency has declared an increase in assets of 2275%, his assets have risen from Rs. 3.67 lakh in 2007 to Rs 87.35 lakh in 2012. Kamabhai Gagjibhai Rathod of BJP from Sanand constituency falls at third position with 1469% increase in assets; his assets have grown from Rs 1.55 crores in 2007 to Rs 24.46 in 2012.

·         4 candidates have reported decrease in assets in 2012 as compared to value of assets in 2007. They are Mohanbhai Dahyabhai Patel (60% reduction in assets, from Rs 2 lakh in 2007 election to Rs 80 thousand in 2012) of JD(U) from Mahuva, Kirankumar Laxmanbhai Makwana (45% dip in assets, from Rs 21.54 lakh in 2007 to Rs 11.93 lakh in 2012) of INC from Jambusar, Mohanbhai Dhanjibhai Dhondia of BJP from Mahuva(ST) (27% fall in assets, from Rs 72.09 lakh in 2007 to Rs 52.61 lakh in 2012), Govindbhai Ukabhai Patel (22% decline in assets, Rs 1.48 crore in 2007 to Rs 1.16 crore in 2012 ) of BJP from Rajkot South.
Re-contesting MLAs
·         56 sitting MLAs who are again contesting elections (whom we call re-contesting MLAs) have been analyzed for first phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012
·         The average assets of these re-contesting MLAs in 2007 was Rs 1,61,72,245 (1.38 crore)  
·         The average assets of these MLAs who are contesting elections again now in 2012 is Rs 6,03,24,729   (6.03 crore)
·         The average growth in assets for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 4,41,52,484   (Rs 4.41crore)
·         Average percentage growth in assets for these re-contesting MLAs is 273%
·         Javaharbhai Pethalabhaiji Chavada an INC MLA from Manavadar has declared the highest increase in assets of Rs 64.57 crore, his assets have grown from Rs. 18.32 crore in 2007 to Rs 82.90 crore in 2012. Assets of Parshottambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki (a BJP MLA from Bhavnagar Rural) have increased by Rs 26.23 crore, from Rs 11.38 crore in 2007 to Rs 37.61 crore in 2012. Assets of Kamabhai Gagjibhai Rathod (of BJP from Sanand) have risen by Rs 22.90 crore, from Rs 1.55 crores in 2007 to Rs 24.46 crore in 2012. Hirabhai Odhavjibhai Solanki (of BJP from Rajula) also has declared an increase of Rs 22.01 crore in assets, from Rs 12.79 crores to Rs 34.81 crore in 2012.
·         Chhotubhai Amarsing Vasava a JD (U) MLA from Jhagadia(ST) has declared the highest percentage increase in assets of 2860%, from Rs 9.15 lakh in 2007 to Rs 2.70 crore in 2012. Bhavnaben Raghavbhai Makwana a BJP MLA from Mahuva has shown a percentage increase in assets of 2275%, from Rs 3.67 lakh in 2007 to Rs 87.35 lakh in 2012. Kamabhai Gagjibhai Rathod a BJP MLA from Sanand has shown his assets go up by 1469%, from Rs 1.55 crores in 2007 to Rs 24.46 crores in 2012.
·         2 MLAs have reported a decrease in assets in 2012 as compared to their correponding value of assets in 2007. They are Kirankumar Laxmanbhai Makwana(45% reduction in assets, from Rs 21.54 lakh in 2007 elections to Rs 11.93 lakh in 2012) of INC from Jambusar, Govindbhai Ukabhai Patel(22% dip in assets, from Rs 1.48 Crore in 2007 to Rs 1.16 Crore in 2012) of BJP from Rajkot South.

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        SJ Foundation honours 20 outstanding Selfless Individuals & Organisations

Awardees for India’s biggest prize in the Social sector felicitated with Rs 8 crores
- SJ Foundation honours 20 outstanding Selfless Individuals & Organisations with S R Jindal Prizes in 8 categories all related to social upliftment.
- Sri Sri Ravishankar graced the occasion as Chief Guest and honored 20 Awardees
Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar & Bharat Lok Siksha Parishad receive Rs one crore each
New Delhi : SJ Foundation honoured 20 Outstanding Selfless Workers, including Dr.E Sreedharan, Late Satyendra Kumar Dubey and Subhash Chandra Agarwal by bestowing SR Jindal Prize 2012 at a glittering Felicitation Ceremony held in the Capital, today. Those honoured with total prize money worth Rs. 8 Crores included individuals and Institutions who are beacons of selfless service to the society.
The S R Jindal Prizes 2012 were bestowed for the following eight categories: a) Agriculture, Rural Development & Poverty Alleviation; b) Healthcare – including drugless healing and Naturecare; c) Education – with emphasis on moral upliftment; d) Science, Technology and Environment; e) Peace, Social Harmony and Social Development; f) Crusade against Corruption; g) Exceptional Social Service and h) Exemplary Service to mankind in any field. One honorary Award was also given.The icon of non violence and universal human values Sri Sri Ravishankarji who seeks global peace through service and dialogue honoured the awardees. Mr. Justice R C Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India & Chairman of Jury presided over the ceremony where the winners were honored.
The S R Jindal Prize has been instituted last year to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by individuals or organisations for the welfare of Indian citizens in the country. It is expected that the recognition garnered by the S R Jindal Prize awardees will catalyze their efforts towards social upliftment. Prizes of Rs. 1 Crore each were bestowed upon Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar for Science and Technology and Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad in the field of Peace, Social Harmony and Socail Development.
Patron of SJ Foundation & CMD of Jindal Aluminum, Dr. Sitaram Jindal’s vision is “The most practical and meaningful way to give back to society, I feel, is to bring hope to the poor and downtrodden in distress. I admire Albert Einstein for his belief “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” It is imperative that the society acknowledges the contribution of selfless workers working silently and honours them with the amount of respect they deserve, so that others are inspired to take the cause ahead. It is with this objective in view that the Foundation had decided to institute the “SR Jindal Prize”.
S R Jindal Prize (Honorary) was awarded to Dr. E Sreedharan for his exceptional contribution in the establishment and development of Delhi Metro.
Established in 1969, the S R Jindal Foundation is an apolitical, non religious and charitable trust, engaged in the field of education, health and social service with special emphasis on nature cure. The Foundation, besides extending financial support to other charitable institutions, has also directly set up several educational institutions and hospitals. The Foundation also assists the poor and deserving students through scholarships. More details about the foundation available at www.srjf.org.
S R Jindal Prize of Rs. 1 cr for Agriculture, Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation was bestowed jointly on BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune for empowering 45 lakh Tribal & Rural Families in 12 States and Rashtriya Seva Samithi (RASS),Tirupati for benefiting over 10 lakh villagers in 3 states.
Dr. Sitaram Jindal has set aside Rs. 125 Crores to form a corpus of funds for creating a perpetual Prize, to honour the deserving, year after year. Such perpetual financial stability of Prize Schemes is uncommon except in rare cases like the Nobel Prize.
Aravind Eye Hospitals & The Banyan, Chennai have been jointly awarded SR Jindal Prize under the category of Health, including drugless healing and nature cure. Aravind Eye Hospitals provide quality eye care to 27 lakh patients every year and The Banyan, Chennai works for Treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill homeless women. This Award carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore to be shared equally.
SR Jindal Prize, under the category of Education – with emphasis on moral upliftment has been bestowed jointly upon Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari and SOS Children’s Villages of India. Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari is engaged in educational service running 63 schools with about 22,000 students maintaining high academic and moral standards in six states in India. SOS Children’s Villages of India provides free education and health care to 6135 destitute children in family environment and care. This Award carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore to be shared equally.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti which has been providing over 20000 artificial limbs per year to the disabled and Narain Seva Sansthan,Udaipur which provides free treatment and rehabilitation to polio affected persons, have been awarded SR Jindal Prize of Rs. 1 cr to be shared equally under the category of Exceptional Social Service.
S R Jindal Prize for Crusade against Corruption of Rs. 1 cr to be shared equally was given jointly to (Late) Satyendra Kumar Dubey, the Whistle blower who sacrificed his life for exposing corruption in NHAI, Shri Sanjeeb Singh Katiyar, Alias Sanjeeba for exposing and fighting corruption through NUKKAD NATAKS, Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal for exposing corruption through RTI Act and Shri Ajay Shankar Dubey for exposing corruption in mining lease cases and MGNREGS in M.P.
Smt. Fulbasan Yadav, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Shri.T.Duryodhana Reddy, Mr. Dipendra Manocha, and Amar Sewa Sangam have been jointly awarded SR Jindal Prize in the category of ‘Exemplary Service to Mankind in any field’. The Award carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore to be shared equally.
S R Jindal Prize had attracted close to 2700 nominations this year, mirroring the exceptional response for the Prize. The nominations were invited from across India through advertisements in print and electronic media as well as the website of SJ Foundation. The nominations received were adjudicated by the Jury comprising eminent persons of high integrity through a process independent of the working of the Foundation. These Prizes will be awarded every year, year after year.
This year the Jury constituted of eminent personalities like Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, Former Chief Justice of India as the Chairman, Mr. Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court as Vice Chairman, Mr. V. K. Shunglu, former C&AG of India, Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, Ex-Secretary, Ministry of Culture in the Government of India, Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik, Eminent Journalist, Mr. Naseem Ahmad, Ex- Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University as members and Mr. N.P. Gupta, IAS (Retd) and Secretary General, SJ Foundation as member secretary.
More Details of the Awardees are available at : www.sjfprize.org

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