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Ajit Newspaper – Achieved a New Level of Success

Sat Sri Akal Friends Today We would learn about Daily Newspaper punjabi Ajit Established in 1941 Ajit, started its publication from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, Amritsar in Urdu S. Amar Singh Dosanjh and Master Ajit Singh Ambalvi were the owner and editor of Ajit. It was a small size weekly newspaper punjabi in the beginning. There was no daily newspaper punjabi to address the needs of the Punjabi community. In November 1942 Ajit became daily and its publication shifted to Lahore. S. Baldev Singh civil supply minister then overtook the management of Ajit. Under the chairmanship of S. Sampooran Singh, Punjab News Papers Ltd. Society was constituted to manage the affairs of the newspaper punjabi. At that time, MLA Lal Singh Kamla Akali was made Chief Editor of Ajit. After independence, Ajit shifted to Jalandhar. S. Sadhu Singh Hamdard became its editor in chief. In 1955 Urdu Ajit was converted into Punjabi Ajit Patrika. Again in 1957, it was renamed as Ajit. It is still published with the same name Ajit. Founder editor S. Sadhu Singh Hamdard remained its editor in chief for punjab news paper till his last breath. On 29th July 1984, he left for his heavenly abode. Under his dedicated editorship the punjab news paper- Ajit grew immensely. He was bestowed by ‘Shiromani Patarkar’ award by the government of Punjab in 1968. Due to his untiring efforts, Ajit’s size was increased to 20×30/4 from its earlier size 20×30/2. At that time other newspaper punjabis offered 4 pages for one anna Ajit started offering 6 pages in two annas. Then Ajit decreased its font size from 18 to 12. Other Punjabi newspaper punjabis followed the suit. Nowadays the punjab news paper Ajit is published in 8.5 point size. The tradition of supplement pullouts was also started by Ajit. Initially, it started publishing one supplement in a week, which was then increased to one or two supplements. Now, punjab news paper Ajit publishes a four-page multi-colour photographic supplement almost every day. These supplements cover sports, health, women, entertainment, education, religion, culture, agriculture, new technology, knowledge and science topics.

After the demise of S. Sadhu Singh Hamdard his son, S. Barjinder Singh Hamdard took over the responsibility of editorship of the punjab news paper Ajit. He was the editor of ‘Punjabi Tribune’ before that. With his experience, S. Barjinder Singh Hamdard improved the design and content by leaps and bounds. Adopting the modern development and technology Ajit kept pace with time and its print order increased as well. Today, Ajit is a status symbol for the living room of every household. It has a wide network of reporters, photographers and distributors. S. Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust, the owner of Ajit Newspaper punjabi established another milestone in 1996 by starting Ajit Samachar, a daily Hindi newspaper punjabi. It is circulated in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Himach Pardesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Ajit made its online presence felt by starting on 21 July 2002. NRI’s are very fond of Ajit Website. They share their news and views through it. Then, Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh awarded Ajit Newspaper punjabi with ‘Indian Language News Organisation Award’ on 3rd October 2007. Ajit started its Ajit Web TV in January 2014. Ajit started another publication unit at Chandigarh on 26th December 2014. Now, Ajit and Ajit Samachar editions are published from Jalandhar and Chandigarh simultaneously. This helped it to establish robust distribution system in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and other neighboring states with Punjabi population. Ajit is moving ahead on its path. According to IRS 2019 Ajit has more than 43 Lakh Total Readership. This, summarizes the successful journey of Daily Ajit Newspaper punjabi. Hopefully, this information has enriched your knowledge. For more insightful information on Media, subscribe Media Mantra Please like this video and share it with friends. Feel free to suggest more topics in the comments. See you soon again with more informative videos on topics suggested by you. Sat Sri Akal!.

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