The prestigious 'V Krishnamurthy Award for Excellence'was presented to eminent scientist and former Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, RA Mashelkar here today.
Former Governor of Tamil Nadu K Rosaiah presented the award to Mashelkar at the Centre for Organisation Development (COD) in the presence of Habil F Khorakiwala, Founder Chairman, Wockhardt Group and Chairman of the Board of Governors, COD among other dignitaries.
The award is instituted by Centre for Organisation Development (COD) to honour individuals who have set high standards of achievement in pursuit of excellence in their respective professions.
Speaking on the occasion Rosaiah said, the presentation of the award is celebration of excellence.
"Mashelkar pursued excellence. It is a daunting task and needs total submission to the ultimate goal. Such individuals have a desire to excel, which comes from within and they compete against themselves in the race to excellence. Mashelkar's contribution to science and the country is immense," Rosaiah said.
In his speech, Mashelkar said, "CSIR is today ranked amongst the top ten achievements of India in science beginning with the great mathematician Ramanujun.
"People call me a 'dangerous optimist of India', but I am passionate to see India at the top. I can see the signs of India becoming a great nation, I feel the new smell of optimism in India, the new generation is dynamic, their aspiration is contagious and the aspirations are only changing dramatically to India's advantage."
He further said, "My generation used to dream of going to USA, our next generation aspired to be CEOs, leaders of Microsoft, Google, but today's generation says, I want to make my own Microsoft, Google in India.
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