For the second year in a row, ABP News has won the ‘Most popular Hindi news channel’ award at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards event held in Mumbai. The award was presented by Shashi Ranjan, Chairman & Managing Director, GR8 Entertainment, and actress Mahima Chaudhry.
ABP News anchors Rubika Liyaquat and Akhilesh Anand also won individual awards at the ceremony. Liyaquat received the award for the ‘Best talk/Chat show’ for her interview with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. Anand received the award under the Best show - news/Current affairs category for his show 'Ghanti Bajao' for an episode on ‘Water Waste Management'.
ABP News won maximum awards across separate categories at the 22nd ITA Awards.
Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network, said, “I would like to thank Shashi Ranjan, Anu Ranjan and ITA for this award. This is also an award for hundreds of our journalists who have worked a day in and day out, to produce quality content and in this cacophony and tyranny of the rating to be the same and producing good results and being appreciated amongst colleagues is the biggest achievement that one can get. This is what ABP Network believes in, and this is why we are in the business of delivering quality news to our viewers. But above all this is but another occasion for me, on behalf of ABP News, to convey my heartfelt gratitude to our millions of viewers who have reposed faith in us by voting ABP News as their most popular Hindi News Channel. Our viewers have reiterated that ABP News has a special place in their hearts and that is what makes this Award so special for us.”