Today Ravish Kumar will be conferred with the Gauri Lankesh National Journalism award in Bangalore. In an award ceremony, freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy will give the award to Ravish Kumar for his upholding the values of the constitution and freedom of speech.
Ravish Kumar is known for his pro-people journalism and bringing the voice of common people on his show `Prime Time´.
Since last year, the Trust has been observing September 5th as ‘Gauri Day’ to advocate free-thinking and upholding the value of speaking truth to power. As a part of its activity, the Trust has instituted an annual award in the name of Gauri Lankesh to be given to an outstanding journalist, who has shown exemplary commitment to their profession. The award carries a plaquette and a cash award of Rs. One lakh.