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INS Elections 09: Ram Reddy is Prez; Kundan Vyas is Dy Prez & Ashish Bagga is Vice Prez

24-September-2009
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INS Elections 09: Ram Reddy is Prez; Kundan Vyas is Dy Prez & Ashish Bagga is Vice Prez

The Indian Newspapers Society (INS) has just concluded its annual general meeting. Following the AGM, Deccan Chronicle's Ram Reddy has been elected the President of the INS. He takes on the reigns from Bombay Samachar's Hormusji Cama. Vyapar Janmabhoomi's Kundan Vyas is elected Deputy President of the INS, and India Today Group's Ashish Bagga has been elected the Vice President. Hindustan Times Patna's Rakesh Sharma is the Honorary Treasurer of the new term of the INS. V Shankaran is the officiating Secretary General of the Society.

Hormusji Cama has been lauded on various occasions for the kind of work that the INS has been able to under his Presidency. Some of the biggest initiatives, including the World Newspaper Congress being hosted in India and the coming together of the National Readership Studies Council and the Media Research Users' Council to establish a single robust readership study are some of the initiatives undertaken under the leadership of Cama as INS President.

The list of to-do is yet a long one for the new President as well, as the INS has embarked on various initiatives for the cumulative growth of the Indian newspaper industry. Watch this space to know more on what the office bearers have in mind for the term ahead.

The other members of the Executive Committee of the INS are:

1. Dr BS Adityan (Vaarantari Rani)
2. L Adimoolam (Health & The Antiseptic)
3. Girish Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal)
4. Samahit Bal (Pragativadi)
5. PV Chandran (Grihalakshmi)
6. VK Chopra (Dainik Asom)
7. Devendra Darda (Lokmat Times)
8. Jagjit Singh Dardi (Charhdikala Daily)
9. Ravindra Dhariwal (Navbharat Times)
10. Manajit Ghoshal (Mid-Day, Gujarati)
11. Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran)
12. Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest)
13. Dr Ram Lakhan Gupta (Nishpaksh Samachar Jyoti)
14. Shailesh Gupta (Dainik Jagran, Varanasi)
15. Shekhar Gupta (Loksatta, Mumbai)
16. Sanjay Hazari (The Tribune)
17. Mohit Jain (Economic Times)
18. KN Tilak Kumar (Prajavani)
19. Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman)
20. Dr R Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar)
21. Atul Maaheshwari (Amar Ujala)
22. Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama)
23. Vilas A Marathe (Dainik Hindustan, Amravati)
24. Naresh Mohan (Sunday Statesman)
25. Paresh Nath (Woman's Era)
26. Abhijit Pratap Pawar (Gomantak, Goa)
27. Maheshwer Peri (Outlook)
28. RMR Ramesh (Dinakaran)
29. Somesh Sharma (Rashtradoot Saptahik)
30. Manoj Kumar Sonthalia (Kannada Prabha)
31. CR Srinivasan (Sandhya Times)
32. Kiran B Vadodaria (Sambhaav Metro)
33. M Venkatesh (Hindustan Times, New Delhi)
34. Vijay Darda (Lokmat)
35. Vijay Kumar Chopra (Punjab Kesari, Jalandhar)
36. Pratap G Pawar (Sakal)
37. Abhay Chhajlani (NaiDunia)
38. MP Veerendrakumar (Mathrubhumi)
39. Jacob Mathew (Vanitha)
40. Bahubali S Shah (Gujarat Samachar)
41. Hormusji N Cama (Bombay Samachar)

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