Gangtok, 12 Dec:
Gangtok-based journalist, Poonam Lakhandri, was conferred the Dr Ambedkar Fellowship Award 2019 in recognition of her contributions to journalism.
Ms Lakhandri works with Nayuma News Channel besides contributing for All India Radio, Gangtok.
The award was presented in New Delhi during the 35th National Conference of Dalit Writers organised by the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi on 08 December.
In all, nine individuals from Sikkim were feted at the event.
Expressing happiness over the award, Ms Lakhandari said the award has brought her joy and shouldered her with more responsibility to work harder and to serve the society through journalism.