Sarojini Naidu Prize Jury Selects 2013 Winners
The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize (SNP) 2013 for best reporting on women and Panchayati Raj was given at an award ceremony at the India International Centre Annexe on October 1, 2013. This year, 44 articles from a total entry of 1,925 articles were short listed for the prize.
The Sarojini Naidu Prize, which includes a cash award of Rs. 2,00,000 and a citation for each journalist in the English, Hindi and Other Indian Language categories, was first awarded by The Hunger Project in 2001 and recognizes journalists for their reporting on the successes and achievements of elected women Panchayat leaders at the grassroots.
- Dr. George Mathew, President, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi.
- Ms. Pamela Philipose, Director, Women’s Feature Service;
- Padma Shri
- Ms. Urvashi Butalia, Director Zubaan;
- Mr. AS Panneerselvan, Executive Director Panos South Asia;
- Dr. Kumud Sharma, Chairperson, Centre for Women’s Development Studies;
- Mr. Bhim Raskar, Director Program, RSCD Maharashtra
- English Category - Ms. Naina JA for her article "Trash to Treasure, Kadaba GP Shows the Way" (Published In Deccan Herald, 10 June, 2013)
- Hindi Category - Ms. Khasti Bisht for her article "Women Panchayat Representatives are Proving Themselves Better than their Male Counterparts" (Published In Uttar Ujala, 12 June 2013)
- Other Indian Language (Malayalam) - Mr. R. Samban for his article "Women’s Empowerment, Diversing Mofussils" (Published in Yojana Monthly Magazine, May 2013)