Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Dr. Meghnad Saha award for Hindi writing presented - Webindia123.com

"Ten authors of books on different disciplines of science have received the Meghnad Saha Award for original writing in Hindi for the year 2000 to 2002. The awards were presented by Shri V.S. Ramamurthy, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology.

Congratulating the authors, Shri Ramamurthy emphasized the need for producing more qualitative books on different streams of science and technology. He said that country like India needs more and more authors for writing books on science in Hindi and other regional languages so that scientific knowledge could be extended to the young minds living in the rural areas as well.

The recipients of the Awards are: Dr. Yatish Aggarwal and Smt. Rekha Aggarwal for ‘Khile Matritwa, Gunje Kilkarian (first prize); Dr. Shiv Chandra Dubey and Dr. Ramesh Somvanshi for ‘Bher Bakriyon ke Rog Aur unka Upchar’ (Second Prize); Dr. Prem Chandra Swarankar for ‘Rogon Se Kaise Bachain’, (Third Prize); Dr. Rajnikant Tewari and Sh. Vishwamohan Tewari for ‘Upgrah Ke Bahar-Bheeter Bharat Ke Hastakshar’ (Second Prize); Shri Laxman Prasad and Sh. Vinod Kumar Mishra for ‘Sadharan Awiskaron Ki Asadharan Safaltain’ (Consolation Prize) and Shri Subhash Chandra for ‘Bharat Main Computer Kranti’ (Consolation Prize).

The award for writing books on science subjects in Hindi was initially introduced by the Department of Science & Technology in 1987 under the scheme ‘Vigyan Aur Prodyogiki Puraskar Yojana’ in the disciplines of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Life Science. In 1990, the scheme was renamed as “Dr. Meghnad Saha Puraskar Yojana”. "