New Delhi Television is, and has been for a quarter century, a pioneer in India’s news television. Founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy, NDTV is today the most watched and the most respected news and lifestyle network in India. From the path-breaking “The World This Week” (nominated as one of India’s 5 best television programs since Independence), the first private news on Doordarshan “The News Tonight”, producing India’s first 24-hour news channel “Star News” and the country’s first ever 2-in-1 channel NDTV has been in the forefront of every single news revolution. NDTV is most proud of how its work impacts the real world and how it is using its powerful reach to campaign for and with the people of India. 25 years of dedicated and innovative programming has brought into focus a number of social issues ranging from the 7 Wonders of India, Save Our Tigers, the Greenathon and Jeeena ki Asha to Marks for Sports, Support My School and the most recent University Sports Championships. Seen as an honest, unbiased and fearless crusader, NDTV’s sustained campaigns against injustice and human rights violations has forced apathetic governments to act, legislation to be changed and made the nation aware of the power of the people. 

Manika Raikwal Ahirwal