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Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd. bags PRCI Chanakya Media house of the year award

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Goa: “Goa government has always been supportive of media. The welfare scheme for journalists already exists in the State, said Chief minister Pramod Savant at the 15th Global Communication Conclave, ‘Communication for new decade, Mapping the Megatrends’ here at Hotel Fern Kadamba, Panjim, Goa on Friday September 17 from 4.00 pm.

As a chief guest speaking at this programme jointly organised by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) and Young Communicators Club (YCC), Savant said we also offer 5 lakhs compensation to the families of the deceased journalists. And also provide laptops cameras to the mediapersons as well.”

Further, he declared that Goa is Covid – 19 free state in India. “After Himachal Pradesh, Goa is the only State in India which has achieved 100% vaccination.”

He said, “Goa is blessed with great communicator personalities such as Mario Miranda, and great artistes like Latha Mangeshkar, etc. He lauded PRCI for motivating communicators, social activists and media professionals by presenting such awards.

“PRCI discusses various dimensions of best communication practices involving public relations and communications in the Government and industrial sectors,” he added.

After presenting the Chankaya awards he congratulated all the winners for their achievements especially amid the challenging times of Covid – 19 and encouraged them to work better in the future in their particular fields.

In his concluding remarks, he stressed the media persons to spread the message that Goa is ready to welcome the tourists in the state. He said, “We have requested the Union Government to offer special charter planes for tourism purposes. The people who have completed double dose Covid – 19 vaccinations are allowed in the state.”

Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd. bags PRCI Chanakya award – Media house of the year 2021

Spearhead Media Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru bagged the Chanakya Media house of the year award at the conclave. Canute J Pinto, Director of the company, Srinivasa Pejathaya, Editor and Sameera Fernandes, Advisory Board Member received the award from Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Savant.

Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd. (SMPL) born with a motto of maximum employability was established in 2013 at Mangaluru where Kannada Journalism began centuries ago and is one of its kind crow-funded people’s corporate – for, of and by people.

Today Spearhead Media known as Peoples’ Corporate including 45+ shareholders, 100+ contributors, advertising partners, individual benefactors and internal team of young, dynamic journalists, also has a distinction of revamping itself periodically! Spearhead Media Group is on the threshold of its tenth year and to mark this momentous occasion, the decennial year celebration was inaugurated on July 9.

The corporate entity’s evolutionary process brought about the establishment of the company’s flagship media subsidiary –, an English News Portal in 2012. It is today the preferred web news portal of Kannadigas all over the globe and marching towards the decennial year.

Web news portal already has connected with Kannadigas, Kannada organisations of 60+ countries spanning across GCC, Europe, US, Asia and other parts of the world. The portal’s revamping and the launch of the same on September 9 at decennial year programme’s third series is a testimony to Group’s commitment of connecting Karnataka & Kannadigas around the globe.

Key features of revamped portal:
Trending news
Exclusive featured contents
Prominent hyper local contents
Contents accepted across the age group
Dedicated community pages
Dedicated Kannadiga dashboard
Visually-rich design and ad positions
Multimedia contents, along with mobile-friendly custom designs

Varied contents and shows presented by Spearhead Media Group are AMAZING PEOPLE ongoing weekly series showcasing achievers from various fields, Haadu Santoshakke celebration based music concert, Infoscope with Vibha Rao, info presentation on various topics that interests people, INTERNATIONAL KANNADIGAS FEDERATION, series of live conversations that highlights the concerns of Non-Resident Kannadigas the world over, Living with Corona, a talk show  where People from various profession were introduced and given a platform to express their view on topics helpful to the viewers, Media Conference, daily talk show during 1st wave which brought out Covid – 19 impact on various sections of the society, NK EVENT, the concept that covers local, national to international events, NK LIVE EVENT, events organised by the Spearhead Media Group from talk shows, literature and music programmes, NK NEWS, a regular video news streamed on our YouTube Channel, NK TULU NEWS, a weekly news bulletin in Tulu language,  NK’s Lock Down Musings/NK’s Conversations, an interesting series by the group that was conceived during the lockdown and for the lockdown, Sagarottara Kannadigarondige Samvada, a series where global Kannadigas get to interact with personalities from India and are from various of walks of life, Sharanavani, a episode Dharmavu Ondeyo? Anekavo?, a Kannada programme that featured Dr. Ibrahim Sutar, The SFactor Talk show that features game-changers from various walks of life, Vachana Mantapa, Muscat, a series that showcased intricacies of rich Vachana literature of Karnataka, VILLAGE TV AMAZING STORIES, a Village TV special series, a concept that connects rural youth to education and entrepreneurship, Namaste Teacher, a series that showcases teachers and the influence they have had on students through teacher-student interaction, Subalterns, a special support weekly programme in Kannada language to provide a platform for unheard young voices in the society and Standpoint series in ideated as a tribute to Covid warriors from across society. Through this series which had over 100 stories, we covered both individuals and organisations rendering selfless service amid pandemic. The series was a true testimony that humanity triumphs.

Other subsidiaries of Spearhead Media Group

Spearhead Media Group’s other subsidiaries are, a Kannada news portal, Karnataka Today, a monthly all colour English feature magazine, NK Plus a bilingual e-magazine for the youth of the state, NKTV a YouTube platform for infotainment shows, NKLive to cover live events, NK Learn, an e-learning platform, verdevice –  a design and digital media hub, Village TV, a social initiative for the rural youth, and emerging Spearhead Academy, a centre for media studies with infinite possibilities. NewsKarnataka has yet to launch new series of life management shows. The three shows on the anvil are Career Guidance with Prof. Ronald Pinto to be telecast on Friday 5 pm, Manage Your Money with Sapna Shenoy on Saturday 11 am, People @ Work, a HR talk show on Sunday 11 am. With the floating of shows, the intention is to reach out students, the gamut of people who are in need of financial guidance and professionals.

Chanakya Awards List

Goa CM Pramod Savant presented the Chanakya awards on this occasion to Dilip Borkoer president of the Press Club of Goa, Ananth Joshi secretary-general Press Club of Goa, Srushti Nandgaonker, corona warrior, Vishwanath Vaze, Sadhuru Patil, and Kalika Jain.

Kishore Naik Gaonker bagged the Chanakya media personality of the year award. PR excellence in international relations award was given to Bibabasu Kumar. The most promising communication person of the year awards was presented to Akshat Chopra, Madhusmita Banerjee received the award for excellence in creating sustainable employment generation, Excellence in media coordination award was received by Niranjan S. and Investigation journalism award by Prasanna Devnur of Bengaluru, while Nagaraj Hebbar won Resume content award.

Jury special award for environment care was given to Dr. Bhupalan Sunil, Best in communication and information technology (digital media) award was received by Department of ITNC Telangana, Covid 19 Government Hero of the year award was given to K.V. Usha C. Charan MLA of Andhra Pradesh. A good governance award was given to Anandi Ramalingam, director BEL, and Dr. Mahantesh G. K. bagged Global Indian of the year award. Communicator of the year award (Music) was given to Hamsaleskha from Bengaluru, and Communicator of the year effective Government communications award was presented to Anush Dayal of Delhi Metro.

Further, Execellance in Corporate Communication award was presented to ONGC New Delhi, Mr. Vitthal Murthy received the Best HR person of the year award, Bhavan Cyber Tech bagged the best business communication company of the year HR excellence award, and Sanjeevini life beyond cancer became the NGO of the year.

Dr. Anilkumar was honoured with the award Covid 19 public service hero. The best healthcare communication award was given to Dr. Mahantesh Charantimath. The best story of environment awareness award was given to Deepika Singh, while Janasnehi became the Social media forum of the year.

Communicator of the year award (corporate branding) was given to Sanjeev Ramdev, Ruby Ahluvalia got an award in Health communication, Media personality of the year (Electronic Media) award given to HN Aarati senior producer Doordarshan Karnataka, and Juby Thomas bagged the award in Excellence in research education.

Further awards were presented to best crisis communication strategies – Vijayakumar, PR professional of the year- Anurag, Social leadership of the year- J farm services, the corporate leadership of the year – Prashant Karulkar, Innovative leadership of the year – SP Mahanti, Good administration – Milan Kantimohan, Young visionary – Priyadarshini Rahul, Global Indian of the year – Dr. Mohan Krishna, Start-up of the year – Arpita Mukharjee, Covid 19 public service hero – Gunjan Karmakar, Strategic health – Chinmayi Praveen. The Covid 19 backline medical hero of the year – Dayandnd Bharucha, Photojournalism award – Leni Emanuel, Social media person of the year – Mithali Aggarwal and Shubhanker Banerjee, Communication of the year corporate communication – Dhirendra Mishra,  Government sector – E.A.  Hariharan, promising PR person of the year – Nikhita, Author and writer of the year – Jayadeep Hardikar, Publisher of the year – Bahurupi Bengaluru, Best stories of the year- Shanthala Dharmaraj Editor of Kasthuri, Best stories on environment awareness- Sharmila Joshi, Best stories on water management- Jigyasa Mishra, Media personality of the year print media Vikanth Sahay, Best communication schools nationals -St. Paul’s College, Bengaluru, Health care communication- Sathyanarayan U.

Yogesh Joshi President of ABCI, M.B. Jayaram, Chairman Emeritus, Chief Mentor PRCI, Dr. T. Vinay Kumar, National President of PRCI, and B. Srinivas Murthy Chairman GC, Chinmayee Praveen Head YCC were participated in the event.

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Preeti V Kamat, a young Postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnatak University, Dharwad utilises her considerable learned journalistic knowledge and inherent nose for news that matters to provide the media brands of the Spearhead Media group with a competitive edge. Her focus is on profiles and human-interest stories.

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