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VP Sharma won the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013

Aug 10, 2013 17:17 IST

Vinod Prakash Sharma an eminent scientist on 9 August 2013 won the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013. He received the award for his contribution in the field of basic and applied research of Malaria and Vector Biology.

Vinod Prakash Sharma was presented with a scroll of honour, a silver shield and a cash prize of 2.01 lakh rupees. It was given away by physicist M G K Menon.

About the Gujar Mal Modi Innovative Science and Technology Award

The award was instituted by the G.M. Modi Foundation in the memory of industrialist Rai Bahadur Gujar Mal Modi in 1988. The award is presented on 9 August every year to a scientist of eminence, who has made outstanding contribution to science & technology. 9 August is the birth anniversary of the Founder of the Modi Group, Rai Bahadur Gujar Mal Modi.The award carries a cash prize of  2.01 lakh rupees, a scroll of honour and a silver shield

Prof. Satish Dhawan was the first recipient of the award in the 1988 for his contribution in the field of space and Remote Sensing Technology.

Winners of previous three Awards
• In 2010 Prof. Palle Rama Rao won the award for his contribution in the field of Metal Science & Technology
• In 2011 Prof. Asis Datta won the award for his contribution in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• In 2012 Prof. K.S. Valdiya and Prof. A.K. Sood won the award for his contribution in the field of Neotectonics & Environmental Geology and Physics respectively

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