Odisha Bigyan Academy announces awards, Biju Patnaik Award to Prof. Sudhakar Panda

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Bigyan Academy with approval of Science and Technology Department has announced various awards for scientists for the year 2020. The awards will be conferred in a ceremony to be held in near future, the Information and Public Relations department informed in an official release today.

Among the names of awardees announced by the Academy in different categories are NISER Director Prof.(Dr) Sudhakar Panda who will receive “Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence” carrying a cash award of Rs. 2 Lakh along with citation and memento.

In the category of “Samanta Chandra Sekahar Award”,  Prof. Luna Samanta of Ravenshaw University, Dr. Danda Srinivas Rao, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, Prof. Anup Kumar Panda, of NIT, Rourkela and Dr. Saroj Kanta Barik Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow will be awarded with cash award of Rs. 1 Lakh along with citation and memento.

Dr. Shasank Sekhar Swain, ICMR-RMRC, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Nibedita Dash of NISER, Dr. Jnana Ranjan Senapati of NIT, Rourkela and Dr. Satyaprasad P. Senanayak of NISER will be awarded in “Young Scientists” category while Prof. Sangeeta Rath and Himansu Sekahar Fatesingh will receive “Prana Krushna Parija
Popular Science Book Award”.

The young scientists and the authors will receive cash award of Rs. 25,000/- with citation and memento. Besides, Prof. Bhaskar Dash, Sanjukta Dash, Prof. Satyananda Swain and Prof.(Dr.) Ajay Kumar Patra have been
nominated to be felicitated as senior scientists.

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