Award-winning journalist Sachin Awasthi has joined the Sahara Group. He will be reporting for both the print and television segments of the diversified Sahara media group. Awasthi will also have a stint in the corporate department of the Group.
A circular from the Sahara Group stated that Awasthi will work as a special correspondent for the media entity.
“Sachin Awasthi will work for both the print and electronic wings of the Sahara News Network. He will report for Rashtriya Sahara Daily Newspaper and Sahara Samay News Channels as a special correspondent. He will be reporting for both the national capital and State capital Lucknow,” a circular issued by the higher management of the Sahara Group stated.
Awasthi will also look after the crucial works of the corporate department of Sahara. It is being stated that Sachin Awasthi is widely known in the political circle in Lucknow and New Delhi.
He is a Resident of Farrukhabad, UP, Awasthi’s father is also working in a senior role in the Sahara Group.
Sachin Awasthi is known to have made his mark while working for the ‘National Media Club’. Awasthi was recently given the ‘Global Humanitarian Award’ in recognition of his works in the media sector in London and also for the people in the country. He had also extended financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to the family of journalist Pankaj Kulsrestha, who had passed away after battling the novel Coronavirus in Agra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also written to Awasthi to congratulate him on taking a 5-day cleanliness drive during his Ganga Yatra from Haridwar to Varanasi. Awasthi had also organized a Swachh Samman on the Journalism Day after the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath assumed charge in 2017. The function was attended by scores of dignitaries, including Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and Speaker of Vidhan Sabha.
Awasthi is currently the president of the National Media Club. He also organizes the NMC Media Ratna Award on Journalism Day every year. He has also unveiled an NMC Media Directory in which contact details of journalists from each district of Uttar Pradesh can be found.
Awasthi recently organized a video conference, on Patrakarita Diwas which was also addressed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, on the challenges posed by the Covid-19. He paid rich tributes to the late journalist Pankaj Kulsrestha.
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Last Updated Oct 12, 2020, 3:19 PM IST