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Healthcare company announces journalism awards

Monday, Feb 8, 2016,17:02 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Aster DM Healthcare today announced the institution of annual Aster Media Awards to honour excellence in journalism.

The announcement was made by CMD, Dr Azad Moopen.

It was announced that three awards would be given — one at the state-level, one at the national level and one at the international level.

The state-level award would be given in Kerala and the international-level award would be given for the Middle-Eastern countries. The award functions would be held tentatively in March/April in Kerala, New Delhi and the UAE.

The awards would be given for stories around protecting ways of life of Indian and international communities, curbing social-ills, protecting environment, educating on health and wellness, inspiring young minds towards education and empowerment of disadvantaged communities by highlighting their cause, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community initiatives and innovations.

Cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and AED 25,000 would be given for the state-level, national-level and international-level awards respectively. Winners will be chosen by a panel of eminent individuals. The panel would start receiving entries from February 10 till March 15. Also present on the occasion were Alisha Moopen and TJ Wilson, executive directors of the company.