Ex-DRDO Chairman Dr Avinash Chander received Aryabhata Award 2013

Feb 26, 2016 13:08 IST

Dr Avinash ChanderFormer Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and ex-DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander on 25 February 2016 received the prestigious Astronautical Society of India's Aryabhata Award 2013.

He received the award from Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Union Government and Dr A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman ISRO, at ASI-ISRO Awards function held at Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad.

Besides, Dr.Ranganath R Navalgund, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, received the Aryabhata Award for the year 2012.

About Aryabhata Award

• It was named after the fifth century Indian astronomer and mathematician and also in commemoration of the first Indian Satellite launched on 19 April 1975, Aryabhata.

• It is presented every year to an individual for outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India.

• It consists of a citation and one lakh rupees in cash.

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