Yoga awards for media

In all 33 awards will be given out, 11 each in the three main formats — print, radio and television

  • Published 9.06.19, 6:48 AM
  • Updated 9.06.19, 6:48 AM
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Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference in New Delhi on June 8, 2019. (PTI)

The Modi government has decided to institute the Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman in a bid to encourage the media to help propagate yoga during the run-up to International Yoga Day on June 21.

Announcing this on Saturday, Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar acknowledged that the media has been engaged over the past four years in spreading the benefits of yoga and the award was being instituted as a further encouragement.

In all 33 awards will be given out, 11 each in the three main formats — print, radio and television.

Media houses working in all the 22 eighth schedule languages and English will be eligible for consideration of the awards, which includes a medal, trophy and a citation.

Six juries will be set up to assess the coverage across media platforms from June 10 to June 25, Javadekar said.