Aveek Sarkar, the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, has been elected Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s premier news agency
Current Affairs :Aveek Sarkar, the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, has been chosen Chairman of Press Trust of India, the nation’s chief news organization.
Sarkar’s political decision was sanctioned by PTI’s Board of Directors at their gathering on Saturday. He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of papers.
Sarkar, 75, began preparing as a columnist while he was an understudy, simply out of school. Subsequent to moving on from the University of Calcutta, he went to Britain where he went under the tutelage of the incredible supervisor of The Sunday Times, Sir Harold Evans. He was educated in reporting by such famous figures as Edwin Taylor in plan and Ian Jack in sub-altering.
As Chief Editor of the Ananda Bazar Group, Sarkar was the moving power behind the change of the gathering’s distributions, which incorporate Bengali language every day Anandabazar Patrika and English day by day The Telegraph, the two of which he actually altered.
Moreover, the Kolkata-based gathering likewise runs six TV news diverts in different dialects, of which the most unmistakable is the Hindi-language ABP News. The gathering additionally distributes countless magazines.
Sarkar is a man of changed interests and tallies books, food, wine and craftsmanship among his chief loves. He is a wellness aficionado and goes through just about two hours consistently on yoga, loads and paddling. He was commander of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) for a long time.