In memory of Shri Anupam Mishraji, a true Gandhian and a gifted writer, speaker and a journalist whose in-depth research into little-known community conservation initiatives inspired many in India and abroad to follow suit, the India Rivers Week Organising Committee awards a medal to recognise media professionals for their work on rivers. The objective is to celebrate professionals who have created an exceptional body of credible media work on various aspects of rivers leading to changes in behaviour, public discourse, law and policy.
Eligibility• Full-time or freelance journalists working in print, broadcast, or online media in the country (any state; includes vernacular media), with at least 5 years of work on river related issues• Have contributed to significant changes in public discourse, law and policy • Self nominations are accepted• We would like to honour the work that has not yet been honoured Criteria of Selection• Extent and consistency in coverage• Significance of the issue covered and the influence on diverse stakeholders• Impacts of the work• Inspirational value of the work (e.g. working with limited resources, motivating stakeholders and so on)• It should be an ongoing effort • Over all approach and persistent nature of effort • Results on the ground, systemic/policy changes, behaviour change • Work on rivers will only be considered. Work on water conservation, sanitation, watershed management alone will not be considered • Already well recognised individuals and posthumous nominations will not be considered Over all approach and persistent nature of effort • Members of the Organising Committee and the BPS Jury will not be considered for awards