Panaji: October 19, 2017 … Shri Girish Kuber, Managing editor of Loksatta will attend the National Press Day function in Goa as the key note speaker on November 16, 2017 at Institute Menezes Braganza hall at Panaji.
Currently Managing Editor, LokSatta, Girish was Political Editor with The Economic Times before joining the Express Group. Girish has well over 25 years of eventful journalism behind him. Recently he has been honoured with the State level S.M. Garge Journalism award.
Before Economic Times, he had a long stint with Maharashtra Times, a Marathi daily of the Times group. A Bombay University graduate in science, he did his post graduation in journalism from the Pune University.
He had a unique distinction of breaking the language barrier when he was selected for the Chevening Scholarship in 1998. This was the year India carried out Pokhran II that offered Girish an opportunity journalist vie for of contributing to the British media on India’s perspective on the Vajpayee government’s decision to conduct nuclear tests. The same year he also covered G8 summit at Birminngham held in the aftermath of India’s and subsequently Pakistan’s too atomic tests. Back in Mumbai in 98, Girish moved to ET from Maharashtra Times. Incidentally it’s for the first time in the Time’s history that a journalist of a language paper was allowed to take a transfer to one of the BCCL’s premier daily.
An avid reader and excellent orator, Girish has four important Marathi books to his credit. Ha Tel Navacha Itihaas Aahe. Published in ’06 the book is about history of Oil since 1850s when Rockefeller dreamed of setting up his oil empire. It also talks about how oil has been driving major developments in the last over 150 years. Eka Telyaane is a story of (published ’08) the legendary Saudi oil Minister Sheikh Zaki Yamani and the tragedy of the West Asia.
Adharmayudhda..published in March ’09 is a comprehensive history of Islamic countries’ exploitation by Western powers for petty political gains right from The Great Game. Coming in the wake of 26/11 the book explains how the current terrorism is a by-product of the energy wars. YUDHA JIVANCHE, published in September 10, the book narrates a scary history of the biological and chemical warfare. All the books have won various awards.
The National Press Day is observed every year to coincide with the foundation day of the Press Council of India (PCI).
The function is organised by the Department of Information & Publicity, Government of Goa, in collaboration with the Goa Editors’ Guild, the Goa Union of Journalists, Photo Journalists Association-Goa, Electronic Media Journalists Association, Sports Journalists Association and South Goa Journalists Association.
Senior journalists will be felicitated on the occasion for their contribution in Journalism field on the occasion.