The union minister for science and technology, S. Jaipal Reddy releasing a book entitled “Appropriate Technologies for North East India”, at the 71st Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Foundation Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on September 26, 2013. The DG, CSIR, Prof Samir K. Brahmachari is also seen
Dr Samir K Bramhachari, director general council for scientific and industrial research (CSIR) has announced the prestigious Shantri Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for the year 2013. The awards were announced during the CSIR's 71st Foundation day Celebrations held here in New Delhi on September 26, 2013. According to it, eight scientists have been selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the year 2013.
Under the biological science catagory, Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan, department of biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore has been selecdted for the honour. For medical sciences, Dr Pushkar Sharma of National Institute of Immunology (NII) New Delhi, will recive the award.
These awards will be presented by the Prime Minister for which the date will be fixed later on.
The Shanti SwarupBhatnagar prize is the most coveted national recognition for young scientists and engineers for their R&D work done in India. The Prize was instituted in 1957 in the honour of late Dr (Sir) Shanti SwarupBhatnagar, an eminent scientist, founder director and principal architect of CSIR. Over 450 scientists and technologists have been so far conferred upon this Prize in various disciplines of science for their outstanding R&D contribution. Each Prize carries a citation, cash prize, a plaque and an honorarium till superannuation.