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Avinash Pandey replaces Rajat Sharma, takes over as NBDA president

ABP Network CEO Avinash Pandey has taken over the reins of News Broadcasters and Digital Association (NBDA) as its president from India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma.

Sharma held the president role at NBDA for the last six years.


The NBDA board on Friday elected Mathrubhumi’s MD MV Sreyams Kumar as vice-president.

Anuradha Prasad of News24 has been elected treasurer of the new television industry body.

Earlier in the day, Sharma in a statement said that has decided to relinquish the Presidentship of NBDA.

The statement said that he wants to focus his energies on creating new shows.

Sharma is likely to revive his iconic show Aap Ki Adalat soon.

During his stints with NBDA as president, Sharma led the broadcast industry and took efforts to make the fraternity more accepting of contemporaries and strive for healthy competition.

Formerly known as the News Broadcasters Association (NBA), India’s largest body of news broadcasters, changed its name to News Broadcasters & Digital Association (NBDA) on August 13, 2021.

NBDA is the largest organization of news broadcasters, consisting of almost all major news networks in the country. NBDA believes in editorial standards ensuring objectivity, neutrality, fairness, and accuracy in reporting. News Drum

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