The 7thAnnual Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism were presented in four categories at a gala awards function organised by the Shriram Group on 31st May 2019 at the Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Shriram Capital, and Prof. R. Vaidyanathan, Professor of Finance, IIMB[Retd] and Cho S. Ramaswamy Chair Professor at Sastra University, Tanjore , Tamil Nadu felicitated all the awardees.
Mr. Prem Shankar Jha was conferred with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Edition of the Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
The esteemed winners and runners up for the various categories is as follows:
Winner: Harish Damodaran for his story The Age Of Surplus , published in The Indian Express
Runner-up: Radhika Merwin for her story Can ARCs ease banks’ burden?published in The Hindu BusinessLine
Winner: RajalakshmiNirmal for her story Commodity Derivatives 2.0published in The Hindu BusinessLine
Runner-Up: Renu Yadav for her story Time To Buypublished in Business Today
Winner: Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava for his story ,As banks battle a loan crisis, they are also blocking more RTI pleas than most government bodies published in Scroll.in
Winner: Shelley Singh for his story, Is The Smartphone Revolution Dying? published in The Economic Times
Runners-Up: Sachin P Mampatta, Advait Rao Palepu and Amritha Pillay for their body of work Affirmative Action in India Inc Series (Three Part):
1. Marginal increase in reporting of sexual harassment cases at top 100 firms
2.Jobs few and far between for the differently abled in corporate India
3.Women in workforce? A work in progress, even in India’s largest companies, published in Business Standard
The event was attended by distinguished personalities from various walks of life including bureaucrats and corporates from the public and private sectors who encouraged the awardees.
Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Shriram Capital, said, “We are delighted to announce the 7th edition of ‘Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism’, a unique platform that recognizes and applauds journalists par excellence, that have been instrumental in driving and transforming perceptions of the Indian audiences, through incisive, thought provoking and ethical reportage. The winners are truly what make India proud. Our endeavor now is to showcase the exemplary work of the Indian journalistic fraternity on a Global platform.”
The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai played an important and independent role in the selection process by scrutinizing the nominations and making them available for the Jury Members for their consideration.
The jury comprises some of India’s most respected public personalities such as Mr. Gopal Srinivasan (Chairman & Managing Director – TVS Capital Funds Ltd), Mr. Srinivasan K. Swamy (Chairman & Managing Director, R. K. Swamy BBDO), Ms. Ashu Suyash (MD & CEO, CRISIL), Mr. Adit Jain (Chairman, IMA Asia), Mr. Swaminathan S. Aiyar (Consulting Editor of Economic Times) , Mr. T.N Ninan (Chairman, Business Standard, Mr. A. K. Bhattacharya (Editorial Director, Business Standard) & Mr. Raghavan Jagannathan (Editorial Director, Swaraya Magazine).