Vice President to Confer National Geoscience Award
The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, will confer the National Geoscience Award here tomorrow to various organizations working in the field of basic and applied geoscience in the country. Shri Dinsha J. Patel, Minister of States of Mines, will preside over the function.
The National Geoscience Award is a prestigious award of Ministry of Mines in the field of basic and applied geosciences. Awards are given in sixteen fields covering Mineral Discovery & Exploration, Mining Technology, Mineral beneficiation, Sustainable Mineral Development, Basic Geoscience and Applied Geoscience including Geo-environmental Studies & Disaster Management etc. The Awards carry a certificate, citation, trophy and a cash prize. To encourage young talent “Young Researcher Award” has been introduced from this year.
The selection of the awardees is done by Award Making Authority, chaired by the Secretary (Mines). Prof. Ashok Sahni would be honoured with the National Geoscience Award for Excellence-2009 for his lifetime achievement.