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Big B's latest blog entry on CNN-IBN CJ awards

Oct 17, 2008 12:11 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan's newest entry on his blog is about the CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist awards. The Big B writes that he was was unable to attend as the chief guest because of his health.

Since he could not make it to the function in person, he decided to post his speech as a blog entry.

In his speech posted on the blog, he has praised the novel concept initiated by CNN-IBN and writes:

"I praise the virtue of our professional news media, here epitomised by CNN-IBN, who have demonstrated the imaginative foresight to embrace change, to cultivate the nascent seed of citizen journalism so that it may flourish, bloom and bear its fruit of civic culture".

The CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist Awards honoured men and women who have highlighted serious issues from civic woes to Government inaction.

Three years ago Network 18 encouraged citizens to do 'Whatever it Takes', and to 'Be the Change' they want to see. Following this, CJs all over the country launched the social renaissance of the 21st century. To honour their spirit, Network 18 bestowed upon them, the Citizen Journalist Awards, saluting the indomitable spirit of the Citizen Journalist.