By Team ABLE
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards, 2012-15, country’s highest award in science and other CSIR Awards were presented by Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, YS Chowdary and Dr Girish Sahni, Director General, CSIR.
Dr Rishikesh Narayanan from Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Dr Suvendra Nath Bhattacharya from CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata have been awarded in the Biological Science category.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, YS Chowdary, said he envisioned a quantum jump in the field of Science & Technology Research and gave a call to the scientific fraternity to work dedicatingly for the ‘Target Nobel Prize’. The Ministry stands firmly behind all the efforts made in this direction, he added.
The gathering consisted of senior scientists, Directors of National Science Institutions, awardees and 150 Sciences students.