Indore: Three city journalists have been selected for Madhya Pradesh's prestigious Gopikrishna Gupta Memorial Award for outstanding reporting.

Ashish Gaur, Senior Correspondent with the Indore edition of `The Times of India', won the first prize, carrying Rs 11,000 cash, for his reports on the controversial human drug trials in the city, a spokesman of the Gopikrishna Gupta Memorial said on Saturday.

The drug trial issue had figured prominently in the State Assembly and drawn the attention of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Suchendra Mishra and Vijay Choudhary of Hindi daily `Patrika' have been selected for the second and third prizes, respectively.

The award ceremony will be held here on April 9.

Sumendra Puranik and Prem Vijay Patil, both of `Nai Dunia', Pranay Chauhan of `Dainik Bhaskar' and Sheetal Raj of `Sanjha Lokswami' will also be honoured on the occasion for their contribution to journalism.

Sports Club of Indore, which is organising the award ceremony, would felicitate senior scribe Shravan Garg for his contribution to the profession.

(Agencies)