"Journalism is the first rough draft of history" - Philip L. Graham
At the PoleStar Foundation, we believe in creating history – history that not only honours the fearless warriors of our industry, but also sets a riveting example for the future generations of journalists to come. With our one-of-its-kind journalism awards - the Annual PoleStar Awards - we have been celebrating the exceptional and fearless work in Technology Journalism, Business Journalism and Good News Feature. With a rich legacy of 22 years, we have now become an inspiration to journalists, putting their best foot forward in what they do – offering reliable information to the masses and bringing a change in the society! We have and will always be #LeadingTheWay for fearless journalism!
The 22nd Annual PoleStar Awards will serve as a beacon of change and hope in a world that’s grappling with an overload of information. For the first time, our doors will be open for all to witness the celebration of excellence in fearless and outstanding journalism. With a jury of respected and eminent members of the society, and entrepreneur par excellence - Ronnie Screwvala - as our celebrated chief guest, we vow to strengthen our resolve to #LeadingTheWay for fearless journalism in years to come.
|05:00 PM - 05:05 PM||Lamp lighting|
|05:05 PM - 05:10 PM||Journey of the PoleStar Awards|
|05:10 PM - 05:15 PM||Introduction of the PoleStar Awards|
|05:15 PM - 05:30 PM||Welcome address by Debal Dutt, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Intellect Design Arena|
|05:30 PM - 05:35 PM||Introduction of the Chief Guest - Ronnie Screwvala, Chairman and Co-founder - upGrad and Co-founder - Swades Foundation|
|05:35 PM - 05:50 PM||Special address by Arun Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Intellect Design Arena|
|05:50 PM - 06:20 PM||Interactive session with Ronnie Screwvala, Arun Jain and Aloka Majumdar, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC India|
|06:20 PM - 06:30 PM||Behind the scenes - Jury insights|
|06:30 PM - 07:25 PM||Awards distribution|
|07:25 PM - 07:30 PM||Vote of Thanks|
In the 21 years of our existence, the Foundation has had the privilege of hosting distinguished personalities as the Chief Guest for the The PoleStar Awards.
Mr. Azim Premji,
Chairman WIPRO Group
Mr. Chetan Prakash Bhagat,
Indian author and columnist
Dr. C. Rangarajan,
Former RBI Governor & Ex-Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council
Mr. S. Ramadorai,
Former Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC)_ Former CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services
Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan,
Director, Tata Sons Limited
To keep the selection process objective, PoleStar has handpicked an eminent Jury, who after following a rigorous procedure, picks the winners for the various categories - Best Feature in Technology Journalism, Best Feature in Business Journalism, Best Good News Feature and Jury Special Mention.