Science Day Celebration
Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (National Council for Science
& Technology Communication), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of
India announces its annual national awards for S&T communication for outstanding
work done in past 5 years by institutions and individuals.
Award of Rupees 2,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology
Communication has been given to Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad
for developing science teaching-learning material, conducting training programmes
on science education and motivating young students towards scientific discovery.
Award of Rupees 1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology
Communication through Books and Magazines has been given to Dr. Pramod Kumar Mohapatra,
Cuttak for writing a large number of popular science books, science encyclopedia
and bringing out popular science magazine.
- National Award of Rupees
1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication among
Children has been given to Shri G.S. Unnikrishnan Nair 'Anjana', Trivandrum who
has published a number of science books and written a variety of articles for
- A similar award has been given to Jidnyasa Trust, Thane
for mobilizing thousands of students towards science activities and setting up
Science Activity Centre and producing several educational multimedia CDs for children.
Award of Rupees 1,00,000/- for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication
through Electronic Media to Ms. Meenu Khare, Lucknow for her exemplary contributions
in science communication through radio including a number of science serials,
documentaries and features, etc.
Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble
Union Minister, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences felicitated the winners
at the function organized on National Science Day, February 27, 2009 in Technology
Bhawan, New Delhi. Along with each award, a memento and a citation would be presented.
Dr. V. L. Chopra, Hon'ble Member (Science, Technology & Environment),
Planning Commission delivered this year's National Science Day Lecture.
Anuj Sinha, Adviser & Head of the Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar
Parishad told that various science communication activities, such as science exhibitions,
quiz competitions and science activity camps are being organized in various parts
of the country to mark the National Science Day and spreading scientific awareness
at grass root level. A Science Exhibition has been organized on this occasion
at Amity International School, New Delhi. The focal theme for this year's National
Science Day is "Expending Horizon for Science".