Cover page of Rajasthan Patrika published on Feb 29, 2012
|Owner(s)||Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.|
|Headquarters||Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal and Indore|
Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi: राजस्थान पत्रिका) is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956 and published as Rajasthan Patrika in Delhi and Rajasthan, and as Patrika in 6 other states.
Rajasthan Patrika is published from the following 35 cities of eight states : Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Udaipur, Alwar, Bikaner, Banswara, Ajmer, Pali, Kota, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ratlam, Satna, Rewa, Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Bastar, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kolkata, Chhindwara district, Jagdalpur, Hoshangabad, Mandsaur and Neemuch.
- Natural calamities
- During earthquakes the Trust collected Rs. 2 lakh in 1991, Garhwal(Uttarakhand), Rs. 45 lakh in 1993, Latur (Maharashtra) and Rs. 1.69 Crore in 2001, Gujarat. The funds remitted to their Chief Ministers or Prime Minister’s relief funds for the rescue operation of the victims.
- In 1999, during India-Pakistan war the Trust collected about Rs. 3.08 crore for the families of martyrs and delivered that amount to the doorsteps of martyrs' families. The residual fund with accumulated interest i.e. Rs. 154 Lac was donated to the Governor of Rajasthan for his Excellency’s welfare fund.
- Came forward with Ek Muththi Anaj Yojna in the time of famine in Rajasthan.
- Collected Two Crore for the welfare of victims of the Tsunami tragedy.
- Constructed a school and hospital buildings in the village Soda Tonk, (Rajasthan), a backward area.
- Undertook a project to develop the Man Sagar Dam (Jaipur) in 1992 and after its renovation has become one of the spot, which would considerably contribute to the development of tourism in Jaipur, costing around Rs. 50 Lac.
- The Trust has also undertaken a Project of Rs. 5 Lac for development of a playground for the Shree S. S. Jain Subodh Shiksha Samiti, Jaipur.
Awards given by Patrika
Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award
In 2007, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award in the memory of Karpoor Chand Kulish, the late founder editor. This annual international award carries prize money of US$11,000 and a trophy. The award is aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life. Dawn Pakistan and Hindustan Times Delhi were jointly given the inaugural award in New Delhi on 12 March 2008. Former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam bestowed the prizes to the winners at a function chaired by Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
The second Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award went to journalist Harinder Baweja and his team on 27 July 2009 on the theme "Terror and Society".
Concerned Communicator Award
As a part of its CSR initiatives and social partnering for a better world, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Concerned Communicator Award in 1997. The winner is awarded a cash prize of US $ 11,000 and a certificate.
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