KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism

Rajasthan Patrika Group (estd. 1956) announces the KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism each year. This annual award commemorates high ideals of Sh Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of the group by recognizing outstanding efforts of the team of journalists working in daily newspapers globally towards promoting the rights and freedom of the people for better quality of life.

Karpoor Chandra Kulish

Karpoor Chandra Kulish (1926–2006), the founder of Rajasthan Patrika, a Hindi language newspaper of Rajasthan, India was born in Soda in malpura tehsil in Tonk District in 1926 he started his career in journalism as an employee in a newspaper. On March 7, 1956, Kulish started his own newspaper, which became No. 1 newspaper in Rajasthan. He is best remembered for his fearless journalism. His family consists of his wife, two sons and one daughter. Kulish retired from Rajasthan Patrika on March 20, 1986.

The Journey:

In the year 1956, a visionary journalist Sh. Karpoor chandra 'Kulish', dared to dream of a newspaper free from influences and interests, totally credible and wedded to truth and set about making it a reality. His dream and ideals inspired him to launch Rajasthan Patrika with a borrowed capital of Rs. 500/- then. The phenomenal growth from virtual scratch was possible only because of his grit and determination. People of Rajasthan responded generously to his brand of journalism based on truth courage and free speech. Sh 'kulish' never swerved from the path of fairness and honesty. Professional excellence went hand in hand with the coverage of news and focus on public interest and welfare. He set high standards and healthy tradition for his successors to imbibe and follow. He was a Journalist, a scholar of the Vedas, a thinker, a philosopher and a poet.

Literary works:

Among his literary works, "America Ek Vihangam Drishti" and "Mein Dekhta Chala Gaya" gained a lot of recognition. His biography is in Hindi in form of conversations with Kulish under a title "Dharapravah". The biography has been translated in English as, Recollecting yesterdays: glimpses from the life story of K.C. Kulish. Among his other popular literary works is Saat Sainkda. He also contributed towards 'Veda' with his two works including Vedas as Science and Ved-Vidya Praveshika. His compilation of 11 samhitas of the four Vedas, titled Shabd Veda, is considered rare.

In his later years Kulish wrote a segment titled "polampol" for the newspaper on current affairs. The series is published in form of a book, is a popular set of writings in a local Rajasthani dialect.

Award: Winner: USD 11,000/, Medal and Certificate This is the highest award in this category Merit Awards: Medal and Certificate