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HYDERABAD: The Election Commissioner of India Mr. H.S.Brahma presented the Best Author and Editor of Public Relations and Communication Chanakya Award to Dr. C.V.Narasimha Reddi, former Director, Information and Public Relations Department at the 7th Global Communication Conclave held here on Friday. The Award was instituted by the Public Relations Council of India for the national achievers in the field of public relations.
Dr. Narasimha Reddi who is now working as Editor, Public Relations Voice has authored 22 books on public relations, communication, and media. If the Vidura, a journal of Press Institute of India in its review described his book “How to Be A Good PRO” (1974) as the first. Indian book on Public Relations, the Hindu, the national daily on his 22nd book (2011) ‘Effective Public Relations and Media Strategy’ commented that “the book seeks to plug the gap of the lack of good Public Relations textbooks written by Indian authors from, and for, an Indian context and that its currency is commendable”. The review further added that the author Narasimha Reddi verily qualified for the appellation “Guru of Public Relations Education in India”.
Being a prolific writer, Dr. Reddi’s articles were published in national dailies like the Hindu including national and international magazines such as IPRA Review, London, Media Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific PR Journal, Melbourne, Australia, the Vidura etc.
Dr. C.V. Narasimha Reddi retired as Director, Department of I&PR, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He held a number of key positions such as, Press Secretary to Chief Ministers, Director (PR) – APSRTC, Director – IFPR, Director – SIRD, Director – Cultural Affairs, Director – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management, Hyderabad,etc. He is presently the Editor of the journal, ‘Public Relations Voice’. He has authored 14 books and edited three text books of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. His book ‘How to be a Good PRO’ (1974) is acclaimed as the first Indian book on Public Relations.
Dr. Narasimha Reddi has been honoured with the prestigious award “The Man of the Year” by the Public Relations Society India (1997-98) and also the Millenium Award for PR Education (2000). As President, PRSI, Dr. Reddi gave a call to observe “National Public Relations Day” on April 21, 1986 which is now being celebrated all over the country every year as a major National PR event.