Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today gave away 'Vigyan Ratna' and 'Yuva Vigyan Ratna' awards to four scientists for their research and work in the field of science.
Haryana 'Vigyan Ratna' award was bestowed upon Dr Jitendra Nath Verma and Dr Surinder Kumar Mehta while Haryana 'Yuva Vigyan Ratna' award was bestowed upon Dr Sudesh Kumar Yadav and Dr Pankaj Garg.
The Haryana Vigyan Ratna awardees were honoured with a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a citation and a trophy whereas Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna awardees were honoured with a cash prize of Rs one lakh, a citation and a trophy at a function organised by Haryana Science and Technology Department here today, said an official release.
Khattar on this occasion urged scientists to make use of their research for welfare of humanity and not for the purpose of destruction.
Haryana Vigyan Ratna Award was conferred upon Dr Jitendra Nath Verma, Managing Director Lifecare Innovations Pvt Ltd Gurgaon for his work on development of innovative healthcare products for unmet medical needs, developing affordable alternative and for addressing to medical problems, the release said.
Dr Surinder Kumar Mehta, Chairman Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advanced Studies in Chemistry Panjab University Chandigarh was awarded for his significant contribution in the field of Surfactant Chemistry and Nanochemistry.
Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna award was conferred upon Dr Sudesh Kumar Yadav, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur (HP), who contributed in the field of crop protection and crop yield improvement through the use of plant biotechnology.
Dr Pankaj Garg, Associate Professor, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana and Senior Consultant-Surgery, Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula was also conferred with Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award.
Dr Garg has invented several new operations, notable amongst them being to treat complex anal fistula and for pilonidal disease.