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Journey of news

by Jaywant Pandya

I completed two years successfully as News Editor in Gujarat Samachar on this 16th August. It was like dream came true as working in newspaper which I have been reading since teenage. It was 16th august when I joined Gujarat Samachar. Though I had short experience as incharge of front page in Saurastra Samachar it was really big responsibility given by Shree Sreyansh Shah as looking after front page and other national-international news pages of Numero Uno newspaper. From day one my test begun and test paper was hard as Anna Hazare movement was beginning on that day.
Two years were full of events such as -withdrawing support by Trinamool congress, Ramdev’s agitation in Ramlila maidan, sensational exposures by Kejriwal, president election of Bharat/USA, bomb blasts in Delhi/hyderabad, voting on FDI, Gujarat/UP/Himachal/Karnataka election, scams such as coal gate/telecom/railway bribery/alleged army revolt after Makar Sankranti, conflict between army head V K Singh and defence minister A K Antony, Mumbai blasts 1993 case order by supreme court, execution of death penalty to Kasab/Afzal Guru, China incursion, Pakistan army aggression, autonomy of CBI (famous observation of supreme court- caged parrot), conflict between supreme and parliament on disqualification of convicted legislators, fight between Gujarat govt and governor on appointment of lokayukta, emergence of Narendra Modi/Rahul Gandhi as superior leader in BJP/Congress, fall of indian rupee, Europe economic crisis (Greece,  Cyprus, Britain), Higgs Boson particle confirmation, Rover Mars mission, disasters such as Sandy in US, Uttarakhand floods, earthquake in Sikkim…and so on.
Witnessed demises of Steve Jobs, Dev Anand (I got byline for article on Dev which is rare in Gujarat Samachar) , Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna, Jagjit Singh, Dara Singh, Pt. Ravishankar, Pran.
It was most momerable movement for me when I got pet on back by Shree Sreyansh Shah for special pages sp. for Higgs Boson page and Pran.
I feel very much happy when Gujarat Samachar exclusively made lead story of Pranav Mukherjee declaring as president candidate (even when Congress was thinking over Hamid Ansari) and decision of announcement of Telangana as separate state.
There were ofcourse underestimates by me. At first instance,  I could not imagine Kingfisher airlines crisis and Uttarakhand flood would blow out of proportion.
Journey of great learning and  satisfaction is still on. Very much happy for contributing like squirrel in Gujarat Samachar’s success.

આ લેખ આપને ગમ્યો? આ વેબસાઇટ પર આવા લેખો વાંચવા મળતા રહે તે માટે સપૉર્ટ કરો.
અહીં ક્લિક કરો.

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Mayur 17/08/2013 - 10:56 PM

Glad you’ve completed your 2nd your as a news editor in The Gujarat Samachar. Hope your journey long lasts with this leading news paper..I always seeking to read your all write-ups and enjoy it too.
Congrats !

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jaywantpandya 17/08/2013 - 11:13 PM

Thanks for wishes Mayurbhai.

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