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Aug 20, 2019

Prasar Bharati to soon introduce two awards - Neelum Sharma Tejaswini award & Achyutananda Sahoo Award

Prasar Bharti Chairman A Suryapakash has announced that Prasar Bharati would soon be introducing two awards - the Neelum Sharma Tejaswini award and the Achyutananda Sahoo Award. Mr. Surya Prakash said this at a solemn condolence meet yesterday at DD News in New Delhi to remember Senior DD News anchor Neelum Sharma who passed away on the 17th of August. The meet was attended by  senior officials of Prasar Bharati and the the ministry of Information and broadcasting, among others.

Neelum Sharma was remembered with fondness and great affection as friends, colleagues and acquantances from across the networks of Doordarshan paid her glowing tributes. Tears flowed as many recalled moments they shared with the anchor known for an illustrious career of 2 decades in which she launched and presented a number of path breaking shows, a few among them being Badi Charcha and Tejaswini.

Information and Broadcasting secretary Amit Khare said that Neelum was a representative of DD and an ideal for many youngsters to follow.

CEO Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempatti said that Neelum Sharma would always remain in the hearts of millions of DD viewers because of her Talent and grace. 

DG DD News Mayank Agarwal said that her passing away was an irreparable loss for DD News.

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