Hindi Media Achievers Award for ITV Gold’s Ashok Vyas

Poet and Padma Shri award recipient Sunil Jogi recognizing Ashok Vyas of ITV Gold, at the awards ceremony June 5, 2022, in Arya Samaj, Queens, NYC. Photo: courtesy Ashok Vyas

Vishwa Hindi Prachar Samiti, New Delhi, hosted a literary event at Arya Samaj, Queens, New York, June 5, 2022. Ashok Vyas of ITV Gold which is part of Parikh Worldwide Media, was among those recognized for his contributions to the Hindi language.

President of the Samiti, Indrajeet Sharma with president of Arya Samaj, Ranbir Singh, welcomed Vyas as well as other awardees including Padma Shri recipient poet Sunil Jogi, lyricist Prof. Satya Trivedi, and poet Prem Bhardwaj ‘Gyan Bhikshu.’

Vyas talked about the art of listening, significance of words for material as well as spiritual growth. Bhardwaj shared his inspiring poems. Jogi recited a few humorous poems as well as a song dedicated to Vedic culture. Prof. Trivedi presented a song with an inspiring message to embrace life with enthusiasm. Poet Bindu Agarwal also shared her humorous poem depicting the aspirations of immigrants in America.

Vishwa Hindi Prachar Samiti conferred awards observing tradition where recipients poets were offered ‘traditional Indian turban’ and ‘shawl’ with mementos. Vyas was presented his award by Jogi and Sharma on behalf of the Samiti

Vyas has conducted thousands of interviews on ITV Gold as program director for 22 years. A poet and writer, he has produced various spiritual programs. Passionate about Dharmic studies, he is the founder of Youtube Channel HerambaStudio, which includes the 351-episode series on Bhagwad Gita.

Awardees at the Vishwa Hindi Prachar Samiti, New Delhi’s event June 5, 2022, in New York. Photo: Ashok Vyas

Other poets were also recognized for their significant contributions to literature at this event.

Organizers said this literary session was also a way to reinforce love and commitment for Bharat to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava’ celebrating India’s 75th year of independence.



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