Dr Sahoo gets Indira Gandhi award for science popularization

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), country’s apex organisation under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for promoting science in the country and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare has conferred its prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Science Popularisation to Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Senior Scientist, Gujarat Science City for the year 2017.

More than a thousand fellows of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) collectively choose once in every three years the best populariser of science in the country. The prize carry honorarium of Rs. 25,000/-, citation and a bronze medal.

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare.

Narottam Sahoo is the senior scientist at Gujarat Science City and Advisor at Gujarat Council on Science & Technology Council (GUJCOST).

In a special programme organised by the INSA Gujarat Chapter, Gujarat Science Academy at Indian Institute for Teacher Education (IITE), Gandhinagar, Dr Sahoo delivered the talk on Joy of science and to shared his experience on how to connect curious minds with the endless possibilities of science and technology.

This prestigious prize, instituted by INSA in 1986, was earlier conferred to eminent cosmic scientist Dr. J. V. Narlikar, Dr. Saroj Ghose, former Director General, NCSM, Dr. G. P. Phondke, Former Director, CSIR-NISCOM, Prof Yashpal, eminent space scientist and former Chairman UGC, Prof R. D. Sharma, Dr Arvind Gupta, science activist.

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