Aroon Purie honoured for contribution to television

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India Today Group editor-in-chief and chairman Aroon Purie was presented the Indiatelevision.com's NT Award for lifetime achievement by Prannoy Roy, chairman and whole-time promoter of NDTV, at a function held here.

An awards ceremony feting the best in news and infotainment television channels was held Saturday evening.

Recalling his association with Purie, Roy said the India Today Group editor-in-chief gave him the first break.

"I walked in as a Phd student with a crazy idea to Purie's office many years ago. I told him that we wanted to do an opinion poll. Instead of shooting it down, he found the idea interesting and said, 'Just go ahead and do it'," R