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Deepak Dwivedi – Founder Nagrik Foundation

With over three decades in Media with leading news papers Deepak Dwivedi started his Journalism career with Blitz leading weekly tabloid with focus on investigative journalism.He worked closely with the founder Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia respected Indian journalist and editor whotypically signed his reports as "R. K. Karanjia".

All through his career he has been focusing on Journalism for Action & Engaging with grass root journalists for Socio Economic Development.

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About Deepak Dwivedi

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Awards & Recognition

Shikhar Samman at National CSR Summit 2018

Deepak Dwivedi was presented "Shikhar Samman" at National CSR Summit in July 2018 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Plan India Impact Award 2018

Deepak Dwivedi, Chairman-Dainik Bhaskar Group with Ms. Shabana Azmi at Plan India Impact Award 2018 at New Delhi

Recognition at Queens College, London

Deepak Dwivedi was honoured at Oxford University (UNICEF & Reuters Foundation)

Empowering The Marginalized

A Perspective for Inclusive Development ,authored by Deepak Dwivedi a noted Indian journalist and social worker ,lends credence to the fact that prosperity can't always be measured in numerical terms.Unless concerted efforts are made by all key stake holders -government,business,NGOs & The UN - to aggregate their efforts in addressing substantive issues of social parity.The national edition of above book by the author was launched by Shri M Hamid Ansari ,Vice President of India at his official residence in New Delhi on 26th July 2017 also the International Edition was launched at the Rhodes Forum 2017.

  • The Nagrik Foundation, re-established with a view to transform the lives of marginalized, particularly in rural areas has achieved significant success in its endeavours under the leadership of Shri Deepak Dwivedi. His enthusiasm, dexterity and understanding of wide aspects have led to high level of motivation amongst young people on a large scale and, consequently, brought about encouraging response, and also results. Moreover, it offers significant insights on how further association of the needy can be achieved in ties ahead. It deserves wide dissemination and discussions.
    Prof. J S Rajput
    Padma Shri (India) & Jan Amos Comenius Medal (UNESCO)
  • Prof. Dwivedi's passion towards academics led him to continously being involved in rendring services and advice to several prestigious academic institutions and Universities across India such as Mahatma Gandhi University, Andhra Pradesh; Yogi Vemana University; Indira Gandhi National Open University and Mewar University. Perhaps, it is his passion towards action-research focused development journalism which brought us further closer while conceptualizing the implementation of participative assesment and monitoring of different social and economic developmental projects in rural india, which eventually led to his participation in United Nations Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Working Group(s) on 'Anti-Corruption in Management Curricula' as well as 'Anti-Poverty' in which we wok as colleagues. I wish Prof. Dwivedi all the best for all his professional endeavours!
    Prof Dr. Shiv K Tripathi
    Sr. Professor & Dean (CMR University, Bangalore)
    Member, UN PRME Working Group on 'Anti-Corruption' and 'Anti-Poverty', Formerly Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya