CM Naveen Patnaik confers Biju Patnaik Award on scientist Lalit Mohan Das

The prestigious Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence, 2014 was conferred on scientist Lalit Mohan Das for his outstanding contribution to science.

Published: 23rd June 2017 08:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2017 08:08 AM   |  A+A-

The awardees with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other guests at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Thursday | Express

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The prestigious Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence, 2014 was conferred on scientist Lalit Mohan Das for his outstanding contribution to science.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave away the award to Das at a function organised by Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA) here. The award carries a cash prize of `2 lakh.

Similarly, the CM awarded scientists Pradeep Kumar Chand, Swati Mohanty and Ajay Parida with the Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award. The award carries a cash prize of `1 lakh.
Biswaranjan Paital, Sasmita Mohapatra, Milan Kumar Biswal and Swarup Kumar Parida were awarded in the young scientist category which carries a cash prize of `25,000. Besides, the CM felicitated Jibanananda Mohanty, Khageswar Pradhan and Dhruba Raj Nayak as senior scientists.
Addressing the function, Naveen said, “Our endeavour is to create a suitable environment for proper application of technology and conduct of scientific research.”

Stating that the biotechnology policy and the State data policy notified by the Science and Technology Department will help in achieving this objective, the CM said, ‘’Our efforts should be to build the State as a knowledge society where scientific research and application of technology flourishes.

“Our academic and research institutions have to continuously enhance their quality to match with international standards,” he said and added that research programmes need to search for out-of-the-box solutions to combat the challenges faced by the State. Science may be international, but the application is essentially local, he added.

Minister for Science and Technology Badri Narayan Patra, Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Science and Technology Secretary VV Yadav and president of Odisha Vigyan Academy Sanghamitra Mohanty were present.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp