“Daily Pratap” National Urdu Daily, “Veer Arjun” National Hindi Daily, “Sandhya Veer Arjun” National Eveninger are the three newspapers that have been serving the society for a long time. Now Mr. Anil Narendra is the group Editor of the three newspapers. What he has written has an impact on society. Mr. Anil Narendra has a long career in Journalism.
He has spent all his life in journalism. His grandfather ‘Mahashay Krishan’ had started the “Daily Pratap” from Lahore (Pakistan) in 1919 and after partition, he came to India and establish his “Daily Pratap” Urdu in Delhi and built a building at ITO, New Delhi is known as ‘Pratap Bhawan’.
Now it is not improper to mention that the age of “Daily Pratap” Urdu has become 100 years old. Former Prime Minister of India Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lal Krishna Advani worked as a journalist in Pratap Bhawan.
And Shaheed Bhagat Singh wrote letters from jail for written it publishes in the Pratap newspaper. Hereafter death of ‘Mahashay Krishna’ his son ‘Kunwar Narendra’ known as K. Narendra took over the rein of the newspaper and got it run till recently when he died. Then Anil Narendra became its Editor and still, it is been run by him.
Meanwhile, Anil Narendra brought out “Dainik Veer Arjun” and “Sandhya Veer Arjun”. He adopted the high ethics of Journalism and took side always of truth. He has a close relationship with former Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi.
In spite of it, he never used his post of Prime Ministership for his personal advantage. It means he never thought of collecting money in the name of Journalism and never turned his newspaper into the industry. Thus Anil Narendra deserves for PADMA VIBHUSHAN award for his selfless service in the field of Journalism.
In fact, after independence, every government ignored the valuable service of this family and not thought of awarding them with PADMA VIBHUSHAN. Now the present Modi government should think about it and ANIL NARENDRA should be awarded the PADMA VIBHUSHAN award.