Javed Dar the well-known photojournalist was conferred the 'Xinhua Outstanding Employee' award for 2016 by the Xinhua News Agency, for which he works.
The awards were given today at a ceremony at the agency's Hong Kong headquarters. Javed was the only photojournalist to have achieved the feat this year.
Javed participated in the ceremony through video conferencing at Xinhua's New Delhi bureau office and was presented with a citation, a medal and cash prize.
Earlier, Javed had received 2016 National Photography Award. Besides, Javed photographs were also featured in a photography book 'Witness' that was released in New Delhi. GKNN