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The union minister of state for external affairs and MOS North east ( Independent charge) General VK Singh today felicitated three senior journalists namely Sunil Negi, Ved Vilas Uniyal and Manoj Ishtwal in a glittering function of Uttarakhand titled Uttarakhand Maha Kauthig amid the presense of thousands of people from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Uttarakhand and the NCR at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. These journalists were honoured for free, fair and fearless journalism in there respective journalistic career spanning several decades.

Senior journalists Ved Vilas Uniyal, Manoj Ishtwal and Sunil Negi has written unlimited numbers of articles on socio political and cultural issues of the country and Uttarakhand and have also authored several books like Dekhi Peed Pahad ki by Ved Uniyal and its english translation by Sunil Negi titled Havoc in Heaven with two editions of Uttaranchal Who’s Who, 800 pages carrying the profiles of over 800 prominent and distinguished people of UK. Manoj Ishtwal is credited with doing research work and writing tremendously on socio cultural and political issues of Uttarakhand during his career spanning three decades.

Apart from incessantly writing on issues of socio pokitical relevance and significance all these journalists have been tremendously contributive in creating awareness in the society through their creative writings and as torch bearers of the society. While president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum Sunil Negi has been too active socio politically right from his student days and extremely contributive in separate Uttarakhand movement apart from being in active journalism for three decades, Manoj Ishtwal and Ved Uniyal had been fully involved in hard core journalism while working in Jansatta, Amar Ujala, Nepal TV etc for more than three decades.

The union minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh while heartily congratulating all of them while presenting the awards for constructive, free and fearless journalism hoped that they will continue to maintain the highest standards and ethics of the fourth estate considered to be an important pillar of parliamentary democracy. It may be recalled that Ved Vilas Uniyal is currently serving in Punjab Kesari Uttarakhand where as Manoj Istwal is running his own news portal Himalayandiscover.com. Sunil Negi is scribing as a freelancer and also writing extensively for news portals, newsviewsnework.com and samcharhub.com respectively. Thousands of people were present on this occasion followed by a grand cultural evening.