Sanjoy Ghose Rural Reporting Awards 2016-17

Deadline for Receiving Applications Extended to 15 Nov

The last date for receiving applications for the Sanjoy Ghose Rural Reporting Awards 2016-17, instituted by Charkha Development Communication Network has been extended to 15 November 2016.

The aim of the Award is to highlight stories on development issues related to women in rural areas, especially from marginalised communities so that these can inform and influence local administration and policy makers to bring change.

There will be three Awards, each carrying a cash prize of INR 20,000 (subject to TDS).


The Award is open to men and women based in Ladakh with a demonstrated interest in writing on social issues.  In case they are based outside Ladakh, they should be willing to travel and write on development issues related to women in this region.

Journalists associated with a publication or media house are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have participated in Charkha Writing Skills Workshops in Ladakh.


Applicants should send the following:

  • A detailed CV giving educational qualifications, work experience and volunteer experiences. 
  • One well-researched article written by them. based on a women –centered theme,( minimum word count: 1000). Soft copy of the article should be typed in MS Word format and sent to (7042293791) or to and (+91 7042293792) with the heading: Subject: ‘Application for Sanjoy Ghose Rural Reporting Awards (Ladakh) 2016’
  • In case of hard copy, three copies of the typed article are required. This should be sent to:

Mario Noronha
B-106, Basement, Shivalik
Malviya Nagar,
New Delhi- 110017

  • The article can be submitted in Hindi, English and Urdu.
  • Two photographs related to the article should be sent.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted,



  • Services provided by frontline health functionaries such as ASHA and the facilities provided by the Aanganwadi Centres.
  • Social attitudes/practices related to health of girls/women   
  • Transformation amongst young Ladakhi women who move out of Ladakh to pursue higher studies. Changes in terms of attitudes, priorities, traditional values and social norms
  • Level of interest in sports amongst young Ladakhis especially women. Existing sports facilities and steps for improving these.  How this will impact women.   
Women Empowerment
  • Discrimination against women/girls within Ladakhi society
  • Impact on their health, education, opportunities for professional development /skill-training and representation in governance and policy-making?
Climate Change
  • Impact of modern developmental processes/ climate change on sustainable development/environmental protection.  How this affects women.
  • Steps taken by women at individual/collective level to meet the challenge of environmental degradation and climate change.

The last date for receiving completed applications is 15 November 2016.


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