PoleStar Foundation, an independent organization in India that honors the best Indian media professionals, has revealed the lucky winners of the Ninth Annual PoleStar Awards.
The PoleStar Award is not merely a trophy but a true credit in itself. Apart from the much coveted trophy, the winners walk home with a citation and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 for further education.
Mr. Kiran Karnik, President, NASSCOM presided over the function and gave away the prizes to the Indian journalists.
The Foundation received 125 nominations from journalists across India, Since the PoleStar Foundation focuses only and only on celebrating excellence in IT and Business Journalism in India, the jury team too comprised of big names from Corporate, Media and Academic sector, who selected winners in the categories of IT and Business Journalism.
Mr. B Santhanam – Managing Director, Saint Gobain
Mr. Vishal Dhupar – Managing Director, Symantec Corporation
Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala – Head of the Department, Electrical Engineering, IIT Chennai
Dr. Ashok Korwar – CEO Coach
Mr. Anand Parthasarathy – Consulting Editor (IT), The Hindu
Mr. L Subramanyan – Head, Jasubhai Media
Mr. Vijay Ramachandran – Editor, CIO magazine
Mr. Anand Sudarshan – Head, Manipal group of Publications
Mr. R Seshasayee – Managing Director, Ashok Leyland
The winners of the Ninth Annual Polestar Award are:
Ms. Janani Gopalakrishnan, Freelance Writer and Consultant Editor, i.t. magazine, EFY group, Chennai, for her story, “Will men and machines walk this planet together?”
Ms. Archna Shukla, Deputy Features Editor, Mint, New Delhi, for her story, “Confessions of a rural marketer” published in Business Today
The award titled, “Jury’s Special Recognition”, has been given to Ms. Sangeetha Chengappa, Senior Reporter, Deccan Herald, Bangalore.