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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.


I am just confronted with a sad news that literally shook me from inside, through my dearest journalist friend and an author of DEKHI PEED PAHAD KI , a book on tragic Kedarnath catastrophe Ved Vilas Uniyal, translated by me in english now titled, HAVOC IN HEAVEN.
The depressing n anguishing news is that both the kidneys of his elder brother and our revered, the president award winner, renowned literateur and author Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Uniyal based in Mumbai are non functional.
Shocking indeed. The doctors have advised him for kidney transplant or to remain in painful dialysis till things improve.
An intellectual to the core Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Uniyal is a popular name in the literay circle of Maharashtra, Mumbai and the country. He is tremendously revered in the Uttarakhandi circles as well.
He was recently felicitated by the President of India with a coveted RAJBHASHA GAURAV AWARD on Hindi literature. Prior to this prestigious felicitation, Uniyal was awarded with significant Jainendra Samman by Maharashtra Sahitya Academy on his outstanding creation (story) BHADE KA RIKSHA. He is also the nominated member of MAHARASHTRA SAHITYA ACADEMY.
While working as deputy director at Central fisheries research centre in Mumbai, currently Rajeshwar Uniyal had been actively associated with activities of the Eastern UP and Uttarakhand communities. His scripted plays on Uttarakhand’ s brave woman legend TILU RAUTELI is likely to be enacted as stage play in Mumbai on Uttarakhand foundation day 9th November, 2017. His scripted play PADHERA has been too popular in Uttarakhand. His lyrics are immensely played and sung in cultural functions of Uttarakhand. Uniyal has authored several books as well.
He was also the chief organiser of a cultural programme in honor of the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj when she had recently come to Mumbai to inaugurate first ever building of MEA in Mumbai known as VIDESH BHAWAN. It was since then that Rajeshwar Uniyal’ s physical condition started deteriorating. His was suffering from diabeties and blood pressure and diabities and was on insulin. God help him recover fast.