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AGARTALA: Senior journalist and head of IANS Tripura unit Sujit Chakraborty would be awarded for the prestigious Press Council of India's national award for excellence in Journalism on Monday evening at New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee would give away the award to him on the occasion of National Press Day.
Chakraborty was selected for the award under the Category of Rural Journalism and Development Reporting. Vinoy Mathew of Kerala's Matribhumi newspaper also was selected for the award under the same category.
Mid Day's Sharad Vyas was selected for investigative journalism and photo journalist – Shabaz Khan of Press Trust of India has been selected in single news picture category.
Tashi of The Indian Express will also be awarded under best photo feature category. CR Sasikumar of the same newspaper was selected in the category of best newspaper art covering, caricature and illustrations.