Raja Awasthi, a journalist with The Economics Times, has been appointed as Media Advisor to Union Minister of Steel Vir Bhadra Singh. Awasthi has 16 years’ experience in the media industry of which 12 years have been with The Economic Times. He has also worked with some news agencies.
Confirming the news to exchange4media, Awasthi said, “I am taking on this role as a challenge. It will be a learning experience to work with a person like Vir Bhadra Singh, who has got years of experience in politics.”
He further said, “I am just 35 years of age and am privileged to have got this huge opportunity so early in my life. My focus would be to deliver my work perfectly.”
Vir Bhadra Singh has formerly been the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for five years. He has been in politics for over 30 years. He was made the Union Minister of Steel in the UPA Government’s second term.