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Prominent Journalist, Poet and Writer Shri Mahesh Shrivastava Honoured with Saraswati Samman

27 Dec 2017
Prominent Journalist, Poet and Writer Shri Mahesh Shrivastava Honoured with Saraswati Samman

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured prominent journalist Shri Mahesh Shrivastava with Saraswati Samman here today. The Saraswati Samman has been instituted by the Municipal Corporation-Bhopal to honour poet, who gives new direction to the society by effective journalism and writing. Shri Mahesh Shrivastava was honoured with shawl-shreepahal and a samman nidhi of Rs. 2 lakh. This samman samaroh is a creative effort of the municipal corporation.

CM Chouhan said that Shri Mahesh Shrivastava has equal command on both prose and verse. He further mentioned that Mahesh Ji has written a song to unite Madhya Pradesh in one bond. Development is not possible without a sentimental bond. He has done a remarkable work by writing a Madhya Pradesh Gaan. Mahesh Ji has unique talent. He is a blend of knowledge, devotion and deeds. He is a jewel of Madhya Pradesh, CM Chouhan added.

Shri Mahesh Shrivastava in his sentimental reply said that he has become an ocean by the love of the citizens. He mentioned that CM Chouhan is the Chief Minister for the welfare of the people. While giving a message to the new generation of journalism, he said that journalist, who does not bow, gives shape to the ideal journalism. Journalist must learn to take risk. Shri Mahesh Shrivastava was also honoured by various organizations.

Founder of Madhavrao Sapre Samachar Patra Sangrahalaya Shri Vijaydutt Shridhar said that whatever Mahesh ji has written and said is perceived by the common citizens. This is a beauty of expression. Moreover, Mahesh Ji is a powerful insignia of editor’s dignity. Citizens of Bhopal are proud of Mahesh Ji.

Mayor Bhopal Municipal Corporation Shri Alok Sharma said that it is a matter of pride for him to honour Mahesh Ji. He is a center of respect and inspiration. He is a university of journalism. Mentioning about the editorial comments of Mahesh Ji, Shri Sharma mentioned that Mahesh Ji has given a new direction to the journalism.

CM Chouhan released a souvenir focusing personality and accomplishments of Mahesh Ji. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Former MP Shri Kailash Sarang, Smt. Pushpa Shrivastava wife of Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, Chairman Civil Supplies Corporation Dr. Hitesh Bajpai, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, eminent citizens of the capital beside writers, journalists and intellectuals were present on the occasion.

President Municipal Corporation Bhopal Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan proposed a vote of thanks