Cover page of Rajasthan Patrika published on Feb 29, 2012
|Owner(s)||Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.|
|Founder(s)||Mr. Karpoor Chand Kulish|
|News editor||Mr. Gulab Kothari|
|Founded||7 March 1956|
|Circulation||3,513,756 Daily (as of 07 July 2017)|
|Free online archives||epaper|
Rajasthan Patrika is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956 and published as Rajasthan Patrika in Delhi and Rajasthan, and as Patrika in 9 other states.
Rajasthan Patrika prints editions in New Delhi and the seven states of Chhattisgarh (in Bilaspur, Jagdalpur and Raipur), Gujarat (in Ahmedabad and Surat), Karnataka (in Bangalore and Hubli), Madhya Pradesh (under the shorter name of Patrika in Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and eight other cities), Rajasthan in (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Gangapur City and 13 other cities) and in Tamil Nadu (at Chennai and Coimbatore).
Patrika Group has a huge digital foray, enjoying patronage of over 28.54 million unique visitors per month. (As per Comscore (Mobile Web & App),News & Information – Feb'19. )
Early in 2015, Rajasthan Patrika announced a Delhi-based English news website, called Catch, under the aegis of senior journalist and editor Shoma Chaudhry.
Rajasthan Patrika also publish two bimonthly Hindi language child magazines — "Balhans" and "Chotu-Motu".
Patrika has been criticised for non-implementation of Majithia Wage Board's recommendations for hiking wages of employees of newspapers, several cases have been lodged in various high courts of states in India and even in Supreme Court of India.
Social awareness activities
- Amritam Jalam: The campaign focuses on saving water through restoration and renovation of neglected and derelict water bodies.
Awards given by Patrika
Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award
In 2007, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award in the memory of Karpoor Chand Kulish, the founder editor. This annual international award carries prize money of US$11,000 and a trophy. The award is aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life. Dawn Pakistan and Hindustan Times Delhi were jointly given the inaugural award in New Delhi on 12 March 2008.
Concerned Communicator Award
As a part of its CSR initiatives and social partnering for a better world, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Concerned Communicator Award in 1997. The winner is awarded a cash prize of US$11,000 and a certificate.
- India's First News site on IDN domain पत्रिका.भारत
- "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Ajwani, Deepak (18 March 2014). "For Rajasthan Patrika, it is Readers Above Advertisers". Forbes India Magazine. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- "MRUC reveals Indian Readership Survey 2013 findings". Campaign India. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Ajwani, Deepak (18 March 2014). "For Rajasthan Patrika, it is Readers Above Advertisers". Forbes India Magazine.
- "About Patrika Conglomerate". Patrika Group. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Patrika launches two more editions from Madhya Pradesh". afaqs!. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- "Read Online Hindi Magazine for Children - Emagazine for Kids — Balhans".
- Agarwal, Sanjay. Daan and Other Giving Traditions in India: The Forgotten Pot of Gold. p. 108. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism". Rajasthan Patrika. Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award 2014". kckaward.patrika.com.
- "Concerned Communicator Award". Patrika Group. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "The world's biggest change of news on the web". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 August 2017.