ABOUT SHRIRAM AWARDS

Background

The Shriram Group has over four decades of expertise in providing Financial Services and Products to customers. The Group has over the years grown to become India’s largest financial conglomerate with diversified financial services.

The Group's Brand Equity in Financial Services has been built over 4 decades of expertise in its various businesses including Truck Financing, Consumer Financing, Life Insurance and General Insurance. Today, the Shriram Brand Equity enjoys a top notch position in the Financial Services industry space. Inspired by its strategic partner, South Africa, Shriram Capital has initiated the Shriram Awards for the Excellence in Financial Journalism in India.

Shriram Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism was instituted by Shriram Capital Limited in association with The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai in the year 2012.

Objective

Today, the world desperately needs good, credible Financial Journalism with quality compelling content. Business and Financial journalists are an important source of knowledge on what is happening in the BSFI sector and have a great influence on the views of key players, decision makers, influencers as well as their readers. Economic and business stories now move at a digitally driven speed that does not allow as much time for comprehension, let alone reflection. Radical changes and dynamic developments emphasize the need to stand still, think and ponder. There is a pressing need to recognize those pearls of journalistic wisdom that stimulate the much-needed change in the thought process of the corporate world. After all, a business journalist is an instrument of change and an influencer of influentials!

The purpose of the Shriram Awards is to promote and reward excellence in Indian/International newspaper, magazine and online journalism that fosters a better understanding of the economy, business dynamics and financial understanding. The secondary purpose is to meet the needs of the public at large in their search for up-to date information on the economy, domestic and international financial markets. Consideration will be given to journalists who go “above and beyond” to write thoughtful and substantive articles that provide a perspective on topical issues pertinent to Indians.