Naidunia
    Thursday, December 8, 2016
    NaiDunia

    NaiDunia has been known for its unbiased, fearless and responsible Hindi journalism since Independence. The proud journey of more than 66 years has been full of challenges, success, milestones, and love of readers. Above all, we are honored to be the voice of society for more than six decades. Because of our firm belief in integrity and honesty, along with people oriented journalism, it has been possible to serve news & views almost every day since 5th June 1947.
    Considered as one of the most efficacious media vehicles in Central India, and enjoying a reader base that has grown substantially over the years, NaiDunia has a presence in the major cities and upcountry regions of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh viz. Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur and Bilaspur. NaiDunia is also present in national capital New Delhi.
    NaiDunia is a part of JagranPrakashan Ltd. (JPL), which is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Mobile and Online, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.

    Leagacy

    Established by Freedom Fighters-BabuLabhchandChhajlani, ShriBasantilalSethia and ShriNarendraTiwari, NaiDunia has traversed across the independent era of modern day India and it has made its mark on national press scene because of its quality Hindi journalism & technical excellence. Through its journey, NaiDunia has successfully instituted norms of credibility and truthfulness for an ideal print medium. It has set itself apart in the society by its issue based, unbiased and non-prejudiced reporting. NaiDunia is also recognized as School of Hindi Journalism, where most of the top editors and reporters of India graduated. Every Hindi Newspaper of India can be claimed to have someone who began his or her Journalistic career at NaiDunia.

    The First And The Best

    Established by Freedom Fighters-BabuLabhchandChhajlani, ShriBasantilalSethia and ShriNarendraTiwari, NaiDunia has traversed across the independent era of modern day India and it has made its mark on national press scene because of its quality Hindi journalism & technical excellence. Through its journey, NaiDunia has successfully instituted norms of credibility and truthfulness for an ideal print medium. It has set itself apart in the society by its issue based, unbiased and non-prejudiced reporting. NaiDunia is also recognized as School of Hindi Journalism, where most of the top editors and reporters of India graduated. Every Hindi Newspaper of India can be claimed to have someone who began his or her Journalistic career at NaiDunia.

    A New Beginning

    In April 2012, NaiDunia became a part of JagranPrakashan Limited.

    JagranPrakashan Ltd. (JPL) is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Mobile and Online, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country. The group publishes 11 print titles with over 100 editions across 5 languages spread across 15 states of the country including top metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune with cumulative reader base of over 6.8 crore. The print portfolio includes titles like Midday – India's No.1 Afternoon Newspaper, I Next – India's No.1 Bilingual Compact Newspaper, City Plus – India's No.1 Community Paper, Inquilab – India's No.1 Urdu Newspaper, MidDay Gujarati – Mumbai's fastest growing Gujarati paper. Punjabi Jagran is the Punjabi newspaper launched in 2011. The group also publishes 2 magazines – JagranSakhi for women and Jagran Josh for Youth.

    Directors
     Mr. Mahendra Mohan Gupta
     Chairman & Managing Director
    Mr. Mahendra Mohan Gupta is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company and also holds the position of Managing Editor of Dainik Jagran. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce. Mr. Gupta has more than 48 years of experience in the print media industry. Mr. Gupta has held various key positions in the industry including being the Chairman of United News of India ("UNI"), President of The Indian Newspaper Society (“INS”), President of Indian Languages Newspaper Association ("ILNA"), Council Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations, Member of Press Council of India and Member of Film Censor Board of India, Member of the Board of Press Trust of India (PTI) besides holding senior honorary positions in various social and cultural organizations. Mr. Gupta is also Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and presently Member on the Board of PTI, INS and Merchants' Chambers of Uttar Pradesh. His work for the cause of society, Indian trade and industry in general and newspaper industry in particular has been recognized by various social, cultural and professional bodies in India. For excellence in Hindi newspaper, he has been honoured with 'Indira Gandhi Priyadarshni Award' by All India National Unity Conference, New Delhi. Mr. Gupta also holds the post of Non-Executive Chairman of Rave@Moti Entertainment Private Limited and Jagran18 Publications Limited. He has been a director of our Company since inception and is a nominee of our Promoters.
     Mr. Sanjay Gupta
     CEO & Whole Time Director
    Mr. Sanjay Gupta is a whole-time Director and also holds the position of Editor of Dainik Jagran and CEO of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science. Mr. Gupta has more than 26 years of experience in the print media industry. Besides being the Editor of Dainik Jagran and CEO of our Company, he is also responsible for our operations in the northern region comprising of New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. Mr. Gupta is also a Director of Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad. Mr. Gupta has been a director of our Company since 1993 and is a nominee of our Promoters.
     Mr. Dhirendra Mohan Gupta
     Whole Time Director
    Mr. Dhirendra Mohan Gupta is a whole-time Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts. Mr. Gupta has more than 43 years of experience in the print media industry. He is the Director-in-charge of our operations in the western regions of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Mr. Gupta has been a director of our Company since inception and is a nominee of our Promoters.
     Mr. Sunil Gupta
     Whole Time Director
    Mr. Sunil Gupta is a whole-time Director. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in commerce. Mr. Gupta has more than 26 years of experience in the print media industry. He is in charge of our operations in Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Gupta has been a director of our Company since 1993 and is a nominee of our Promoters.
     Mr. Shailesh Gupta
     Whole Time Director
    Mr. Shailesh Gupta is a whole-time Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce. Mr. Gupta has more than 19 years of experience in the print media industry. He is Member of Council of Audit Bureau of Circulations, The Indian Newspaper Society and heads our advertisement and marketing department. Mr. Gupta has been a director of our Company since 1994 and is a nominee of our Promoters.
     Mr. Bharat Ji Agrawal
     Independent Director
    Mr. Bharat Ji Agrawal is an independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science and a bachelor’s degree in law. Mr. Agrawal has been practicing as an advocate for about 46 years. Mr. Agrawal has been designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court, Allahabad in 1997 and has been appointed as the Senior Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department in the High Court at Allahabad. He has been the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of U.P. Bar Council and has been nominated as National President of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners. He has addressed various Tax Conferences abroad in London and USA apart from being a regular Faculty Member of Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chennai. Mr. Agrawal has been awarded ‘SUMMAN’ by the Income Tax Department in fiscal 1997. In addition, Mr. Agrawal holds various senior honorary positions in various social and cultural organizations. Mr. Agrawal joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
     Mr. Devendra Mohan Gupta
     Non-Executive Director
    Devendra Mohan Gupta is a non-executive Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical). Mr. Gupta has more than 14 years of experience in handling Product Design, Research & Development, Production, Purchase & ales (Domestic & Overseas). He is pioneer in introducing D.C. Micro Motors technology in the country and Indian Standard Institution (I.S.I.), took Mr. Gupta on its Panel in the year 1979 for D.C. Micro Motors. Mr. Gupta has helped I.S.I. for formulating the specifi cations for D.C. Micro Motors & bringing out its first Standard IS: 9670 in the year 1980. He is the Managing Director of Jagmini Micro Knit Private Limited and Classic Hosiery Private Limited. He is the recipient of Export award of Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (sponsored by the Ministry of ommerce, Govt. of India), New Delhi for the year 1995-96 from Hon’ble Minister of Commerce. Mr. Gupta has been appointed as the Director of our company in the last Annual General Meeting held on 4th September 2008 and is a nominee of our promoters.
     Mr. Gavin K.O' Reilly
     Director
    Mr. Gavin K. O’Reilly is a non-executive Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Georgetown University Business School, Washington D.C. He has been a Director of Independent News & Media Plc. since 1997 and is now the Chief Executive Officer of Independent News & Media Plc. in 2001. Mr. O’Reilly is the President of the World Association of Newspapers and Chairman of the National Newspapers of Ireland. He serves on the Board of a number of companies including APN News & Media Limited, Australia. Mr. Gavin O’ Reilly joined our Board on July 25, 2005 as a nominee of Independent News & Media Investments Limited.
     Mr. Kishore Biyani
     Independent Director
    Mr. Kishore Biyani is an independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a post graduate degree in marketing. Mr. Biyani is the Group CEO of Future Group and is the Founder and Managing Director of Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited. Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited is India’s leading retail company that operates chains like Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central, among other formats. He has over two decades of entrepreneurial experience in the textile and retailing industry. Kishore Biyani’s contributions to the retail industry have been recognized with several awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (services) 2006 and CNBC India Business Leadership Awards’ First Generation Entrepreneur of the Year 2006. Kishore Biyani has recently authored his autobiography, “It Happened in India.” In addition, he is a Member of the Indian Merchant Chamber, Past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Retail, President of the Fashion Design Promotion Council (FDPC) set up by the Ministry of Textiles and on the Board of Governors of IIM, Indore. Mr. Biyani joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
     Mr. Naresh Mohan
     Independent Director
    Mr. Naresh Mohan is an independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts. Mr. Naresh Mohan has more than 45 years of work experience in the print media industry. Prior to retirement in 1998, he worked with The Hindustan Times Limited as Executive President. Subsequently, Mr. Naresh Mohan is engaged in media consultancy. Mr. Naresh Mohan has held various key positions in the print media industry including being the President of Indian Newspaper Society, Chairman of United News of India, Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations and Member of Press Council of India. Mr. Naresh Mohan is presently the member of the Executive Committee of The Indian Newspaper Society and the Director of Jagran 18 Publications Limited and The Statesman Limited. Mr. Mohan joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
     Mr. R.K. Jhunjhunwala
     Independent Director
    Mr. R.K. Jhunjhunwala is an Independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce. He has been managing the working of the Sugar Mill, Vanaspati Plant and Steel Foundry from the year 1964 in the group company of Motilal Padampat Udyog Limited. In addition to this, he has been managing the export business of harness and saddlery products in M/s Moti International Limited. In past, he has been the President of Merchant Chamber of U.P., Chairman of the Employers association of Northern India, Vice President of Indian Vanaspati Producers Association, New Delhi and member of the Steel Furnace Association of India, New Delhi. In addition to all, he has also been associated with many philanthropic Associations. Mr. R.K. Jhunjhunwala has been appointed as the Director of our company in the last Annual General Meeting held on 4th September 2008.
     Mr. Rashid Mirza
     Independent Director
    Mr. Rashid Mirza is an independent Director. He holds a diploma in leather technology from Leather Sellers College, London and served with various leather companies in the U.K. Upon his return to India, he joined his family business. In 1979, he along with his father promoted Mirza International Limited. He is having a vast experience of more than 33 years in the leather industry. Mr. Mirza is presently the Managing Director of Mirza International Limited and also in the Board of some group companies in India and abroad. Mr. Mirza joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
     Mr. Shailendra Mohan Gupta
     Non-Executive Director
    Mr. Shailendra Mohan Gupta is a non-executive Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science. He has over 30 years of experience in administration, sales and marketing fields in Sugar and Electronics industry. He was Managing Director of Shakumbari Sugar & Allied Industries Limited. Mr. Shailendra Mohan Gupta has been appointed as the Director of our company in the last Annual General Meeting held on 4th September 2008 and is a nominee of our promoters.
     Mr. Shashidhar Narain Sinha
     Independent Director
    Mr. Shashidhar Narain Sinha is an Independent Director. He is the CEO of Lodestar Universal India. A veteran of 26 years experience in media management and development, he has overseen his agency’s recognition as a national “Agency of the Year” twice and “Runner Up” twice in the past five years. At the same time he has driven Lodestar Universal’s expansion into the Digital, Retail and Film Entertainment areas which offer unique opportunities in this large and accelerating market. He has worked on large fmcg brands like L’Oreal, Amul and S. C. Johnson. He is actively involved and drives key industry bodies like the Advertising Standards Council of India, AAAI’s – Indian Broadcasting Federation joint body on industry practices, Audit Bureau of Circulation and the Joint Industry Body set up to monitor TV measurement. Mr. Shashidhar Sinha has been appointed as the Director of our company in the last Annual General Meeting held on 4th September 2008.
     Mr. Vijay Tandon
     Independent Director
    Mr. Vijay Tandon is an independent Director. He graduated from the University of Delhi. Mr. Tandon is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1969, Mr. Tandon worked with Thakur, Vaidyanath Aiyar & Co., a leading firm of Chartered Accountants in New Delhi and was a partner of the firm between 1980 and 1999. As a chartered accountant and financial management consultant, with over 32 years of professional experience in various capacities, Mr. Tandon has been associated with number of private and public sector companies and banks in the capacity of auditor. Mr. Tandon has extensive knowledge of the corporate laws and was heading the Corporate Division of Thakur Vaidyanath Aiyar & Co. Mr. Tandon has been associated with print media industry in various capacities, as publisher auditor, auditor representing the Audit Bureau of Circulations and as director in Associated Journals Limited (National Herald Group of Publications). Also, as a management consultant, Mr. Tandon has been associated with a number of consulting services in diverse sectors of economy, industry and public utilities funded by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and Department of International Development, UK in India as well as South & Central Asia. Presently, Mr. Tandon is Principal Consultant with GHK Consulting Limited a UK-based development consultant. Mr. Tandon joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
     Mr. Vikram Bakshi
     Independent Director
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    Mr. Vikram Bakshi is an independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science. Mr. Bakshi has extensive experience spanning 27 years in real estate, hospitality and retail. As the Managing Director, Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. & JV Partner of McDonald’s India, a Joint Venture with McDonald’s Corporation of USA, Mr. Bakshi has established McDonald’s as the industry leader in the Food Services Sector. Mr. Bakshi was nominated by Images Retail Forum for “Retail Face of the Year Award 2004 & 2005. He was also nominated by ET under the category of “Entrepreneur of the year” for the Economic Times awards 2004 & 2005. He was conferred for his contribution towards 5th International Franchise and Retail show-07 by Franchise India. Recently he has been recognized as “The Most Admired Food Professional of the Year” at the Golden Spoon Awards 2008-The Images Award for excellence in food retailing. Mr. Bakshi’s role in institutional work includes, among others, being President, National Restaurant Association of India(NRAI) 2006-2008, the Chairman, Sub-Committee on Tourism (Northern Region), Chairman, CII 2004-2006, National Committee on Retailing, Chairman, CII Delhi State Council, Vice-President of the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India, Chairman, CII Northern Region Committee on Retailing, Member Delhi State Council for Rights to Information with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Administrative Reforms Department, Council Member of CII Northern Region & National Council and member, FHRAI and FICCI. Mr. Bakshi joined our Board on November 18, 2005.
    Board of Directors
    audit committee
    Mr. Vijay Tandon
    Mr. Gavin O' Reilly
    Mr. Kishore Biyani
    Mr. Naresh Mohan
    Mr. R.K. Jhunjhunwala
    shareholders/ investor grievance committee
    Mr. Bharat Ji Agrawal
    Mr. Rashid Mirza
    Mr. Sanjay Gupta
    Mr. Sunil Gupta
    remuneration committee
    Mr. Naresh Mohan
    Mr. Gavin K. O' Reilly
    Mr. Kishore Biyani
    Mr. Vijay Tandon