SRINAGAR: Kashmir journalist, Hira Azmat bagged the 2022 Project Siren Award for her story on a tie-up between IMHS and SRO in creating Kashmir’s first call centre for helping people with psychiatric issues. She works for The Kashmir Monitor.
Hira got the award for her submission titled Life is beautiful: IMHANS, SRO set up `Zindagi’ to prevent suicides, promote positive behaviour in Kashmir. Her newspaper carried the story on May 22, 2021.
Constituted in 2020, the award is given on World Suicide Prevention Day for better reporting practices on suicide. Carrying a token of Rs 10,000, a certificate and a citation, the award is being supported by Thakur Foundation. The award is being given to a newspaper and journalist for the last two years.
The award announcement coincided with Hira Azmat’s marriage with a scientist, Dr Wajid. Hira briefly worked with Kashmir Life as well.