Indian columnist and anchorperson Ravish Kumar is among the 5 beneficiaries of the 2019 Asia’s chief prize and most elevated respect, Ramon Magsaysay Award. He has been given the honor for “outfitting news-casting to offer voice to the voiceless”.
The 44-year-old is NDTV India’s senior official supervisor and one of the most famous and compelling writers of India. The honor will be exhibited at an occasion in Manila on September 9, 2019.
The reference by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation peruses, “In choosing Ravish Kumar to get the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award, the leading body of trustees perceives his steady pledge to an expert, moral news coverage of the most astounding norms; his ethical mental fortitude in going to bat for truth, honesty, and freedom; and his principled conviction that it is in giving full and conscious voice to the voiceless, in talking truth valiantly yet solemnly to control, that news coverage satisfies its noblest means to propel vote based system.”
— Ramon Magsaysay Award (@MagsaysayAward) August 2, 2019
Myanmar’s writer Ko Swe Win; Thailand’s human rights lobbyist Angkhana Neelapajit; Philippines’ artist Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab; and an extremist from South Korea Kim Jong-Ki have likewise gotten the respect alongside Ravish.
Here’s how Twitterati congratulated one of the country’s best journalists upon his achievement:
#RavishKumar getting the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award is one more reason for young journalists to aspire to be like him, and not the anchors of Aaj Tak, Republic TV, Times Now, Zee News, India TV etc who sow seeds of hatred every other night.— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) August 2, 2019
Delighted to hear the great news of Ravish Kumar being announced 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 2, 2019
I welcome Ravish to the club of Magsaysay awardees and hope to see his brave journalism go from strength to strength in these difficult times.
Many congratulations my friend
He is still ensuring that indian media is 99% sold ,not 100 %— sarang danish (@sarangdanish) August 2, 2019
-wins ramon magsasay award today
-won journalist of the year award
-won ramnath goenka award twice
Many more#RavishKumar pic.twitter.com/PpGl7HTk5d