Joyshree Usham was conferred the prestigious RK Sanatomba Memorial Journalist Award for her outstanding work done in 2020 on gender issues in an annual event held at the office complex of RK Sanatomba Memorial Trust.
Ukhrul Times speaking to Joyshree on receiving the award, she expressed gratitude for all the help and support she received from the organization, Impact Medianet and Communication Private Ltd and his colleagues. “I’m proud and thrilled to have been conferred the prestigious award. I couldn’t have achieved this without the help from my seniors and colleagues. This award for me has all been because of the team effort.”
Joyshree Usham was awarded for excellence in journalism on her reports on crime against women, widows and female sex workers.
Prior to joining news media, Joyshree was a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Leimakhong in 2016, and PGT teacher in Nagaland’s Dimapur Mission Higher Secondary School for around 5 years where she taught Psychology for XI and XII students.
Her career in news media began in 2017 as a news anchor for Impact TV where she has continued on working over the years becoming Sub Editor to Associate Editor in the last part of 2020. She heads the English news department in Impact TV.
Joyshree Usham, half Meitei and half Tangkhul is the daughter of Shimreichon Hungyo (Maileng village) and Usham Dhananjoy of Thangmeiband Lourung Purel Leikai. She did her schooling from Ukhrul’s Sacred Heart High school, now Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School from Class 6-10 and did her XII from Tamphasana Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Imphal and stood 1st position in Class XII examination Arts Stream and completed her graduation and post-graduation from Delhi University.
She quipped that during her initial trainee days, her parents kept on complaining for her coming home late from work. She candidly told this reporter that her high school days in Ukhrul, especially inter-school competitions, “Walk Don’t Run” among many, she said was the best part of her growing up days.