25 lakh rupees will be given as a cash prize to the scientists of Tamil Nadu on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. 25 lakh each to nine scientists from the state who have contributed to the field of space research.
Tamil Nadu Govt awarded to which scientists
Chief Minister M.K. On October 2, 2023, Stalin announced the awardees at the Scientist Appreciation Ceremony held at the Anna Centenary Library Hall in Chennai
Dr, K. Sivan, former Chairman of ISRO
Dr, M. Annadurai, former Director of ISRO Satellite Centre
Dr, P. Veeramuthuvel, Project Director of Chandrayaan-3
Dr, Nigar Shaji, Project Director of Aditya-L1
Dr, P. Narayanan, Director of Space Applications Centre
Dr, R. Rajarajan, Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
Dr, S. Sankaran, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Dr, Vanitha Muthayya, Project Director of Chandrayaan-2
Dr, Aseer Pakkiyaraj, Project Director of Gaganyaan
Tamilnadu Govt is committed to promoting science technology
Chief Minister said that the Tamil Nadu government is committed to promoting science and technology in the state and recognizes the important role played by scientists in the development of the state and the country.
Said that this cash prize has been given as a token of the government’s appreciation for the contribution of Tamil Nadu scientists, The announcement of the cash prize has been welcomed by Tamil Nadu science circles.
The scientists said the award is a recognition of their hard work and dedication and will encourage them to continue contributing to science and technology.
The Tamil Nadu government is one of the few state governments in India to give such generous cash prizes to scientists.
The award is expected to attract highly talented people to Tamil Nadu’s science and technology sector and help the state to be at the forefront of science and technology research and innovation.
The Chief Minister praised the achievements of these scientists and said that they have brought glory to Tamil Nadu and India by being part of various ISRO missions.
Mentioned that Tamil Nadu is the fourth country in the world to land on the moon with Chandrayaan-3, and the first to explore the south pole region of the lunar surface.
Said that the government will implement various awards and schemes to encourage and support the young scientists from the state.