The awards presented by Mutts are more precious than the ones presented by Governments, said Karnataka Media Academy Chairman M.A. Ponnappa.

He was speaking after presenting Shivarathreeswara Media Award to senior journalists Echanur Kumar and H.V. Satyanarayana at a function jointly organised by MDJA, Chamarajanagar District Journalists Association and Suttur Mutt at JSS Law College premises here this morning.

Stating that journalists often complain of suffering from B.P and Diabetes, he advised them to practice yoga to bring down the stress level. He said that with the support of Suttur Mutt, Media Academy would like to conduct a workshop to enlighten journalists about the importance of yoga.

He also expressed his concern over the recent statement made by Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on journalists. He said that every working journalist was efficient and had the capability.

It may be recalled, Justice Markandey Katju had recently said that the absence of a proper eligibility criterion was affecting the quality of reportage in the country. Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Upa Lokayukta Subash B. Adi, MDJA President C.K. Mahendra and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore