Press Club of India elections sees youth making a mark

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 13:20 hrs

This year's elections at the Press Club of India has seen the votes going more in favour of youth.

The team led by Anand Kishore Sahay emerged as the winner, cornering 70 per cent of the over 1106 votes that were polled.

Among the younger lot emerging as winners was Praful Kumar Singh, a senior correspondent with ANI, South Asia's leading multimedia news agency.

In the short time that he has been involved with the media, Mr. Praful Kumar Singh has been able to carve a niche for himself. He is well regarded and popular among his colleagues and others involved with media.

Mr. Singh is one of the 16 members of the managing committee of the Press Club of India for the year 2013-14.

Anand Kishore Sahay, Coordinating Editor of The Asian Age, was elected president, while Anil Anand, the New Delhi Bureau Chief of Greater Kashmir, was elected secretary general for the second time in a row.

Manoranjan Bharati, Political Editor of NDTV India was elected vice-president.

The other elected officers bearers are Ajay Agarwal, Photo Editor with The Hindustan Times and Jomy Thomas, Chief Correspondent with the Malayalam Manorama.

Apart from Mr. Praful Kumar Singh, the other 15 elected Managing Committee members are Aditi Tandon (The Tribune), Amrit Mohan (PTI Bhasha), Annapurna Jha (The Pioneer), Atul Mathur (Hindustan Times), Avtar Negi (DD News), Dinesh Sharma (Zee News), Girja Shankar Kaura (The Tribune), Jitendra Kumar (Dainik Bhaskar), Kalyan Barooah (Assam Tribune), Karuna Madan (Youimuri Shimbun), Manan Kumar (DNA), Sanjay Singh (Rashtriya Sahara), Sudhi Ranjan Sen (NDTV), VK Chaturvedi (Rashtra Times) and Vineeta Yadav (ABP News). (ANI)

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