Achievements

  • He has authored about 2000 articles and columns published in Gujarati as well as English media.  Sudhir S. Raval is the only journalist in India who had accurately predicted and wrote in march, 1998; “If congress comes in regime, then Smt. Sonia Gandhi will ask Dr. Manmohan Singh to step in as PM”. This happened after six and half years, i.e post General election of 2004 in India.
  • His press coverage during Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha sessions in Indian parliament, New Delhi and State Assembly, Gujarat are well known. He interviewed Regional leaders, Social leaders, Bureaucrats and many other prominent Personalities from varied sectors across the nation.
  • His inclination and curiosity towards parliamentary affairs has made him meet many dignitaries and initiate one to one dialogue. It inspired him to meet many stalwarts in political circles including former Prime Minister  Shri P.V .Narsimha Rao, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, other former Indian prime ministers Shri Chandrashekhar, Shri V.P.Singh, Shri Deve Gowda, Shri I.K.Gujaral, UPA chair person Smt. Sonia Gandhi, former Deputy Prime Minister Shri L.K. Advani, Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Gujarat’s Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi and former CMs of Gujarat during his long journey of journalism.
  • He was among the first one to reach and cover the real time situations of the devastating earthquake of Kutch and Ahmedabad districts in 2001, which had shaken the entire Gujarat state and the country. Be it a condition of drought or floods, he had conveyed the real facts and status of the situation.
  • The encyclopedia of it’s parliamentary history published by Gujarat Vidhan Sabha titled ‘Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Smrutika-2010’ is a prestigious feather in his cap. His findings from the Report of the Sachar Committee appointed by the Government of India, about the status of Muslim community-especially in Gujarat was well debated across the nation. He has surveyed topics like Lok Adalat, Social issues and natural calamities like water scarcity, earth-quake and flood. He has also toured different states across the nation for election surveys. He has presented and published his findings to various media.
  • His venture “Aarpar”, a Gujarati weekly magazine was vehemently accepted by people in very short time because of his clean image, ethical journalism and pro-people approach.
  • ‘GUJARAT’, a Govt. of Gujarat publication and fortnightly magazine had an unaccredited circulation of mere 15000 copies for 30 years, but the scenario became entirely different after Sudhir shouldered the responsibility as an executive editor and it became a largest circulated magazine in the state.
  • Sudhir, with his specially trained team, has published surveys, news reports, books and other few publications in print media. To name a few noteworthy books; ‘Love Gujarat’ in English and ‘Swarnim Gujarat ni Swarnim Safar’ in Gujarati are such examples.
  • ‘Goshthi’, a TV talk show initiated by him, which was telecast on Multilingual Channel E-TV Gujarati in the year 2011. He produced, directed and anchored TV talk show, Goshthi, in which he interviewed prominent personalities of different sectors of the society.
  • He has successfully initiated an ambitious project of web portal namely www.nobleindian.com with an aim to spread positivity among the Indians and other purposeful noble activities as his contribution to the nation as proud citizen of India.
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