Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gomant Vibhushan for Anil Kakodkar

Gomant Vibhushan for Anil Kakodkar
Published on: May 20, 2010 - 23:45


This year’s Gomant Vibhushan award, the highest award presented to any Goan by the State of Goa will be conferred on Dr Anil Kakodkar, the famous nuclear scientist, for his achievement and contribution in the field of science and technology.

The award will be presented on the eve of Goa Statehood day i.e. on May 29 at Panaji – Goa.

The Government of Goa honours every year an eminent Goan who has excelled in various fields/professions at a national and international level with the prestigious Gomant Vibhushan Award. This is the highest award declared by the Goa State Government, in order to recognise the contributions of famous personalities who have their roots in Goa and who have made Goa proud by their outstanding and exceptional contribution in their respective field.

The award comprises of a cash prize of rupees five lakhs, a memento and a citation.
The award ceremony will include a day long programme which includes the release and screening of ‘Karmayogi’, a documentary film based on the life of Dr Anil Kakodkar, an open interview, etc.

There will also be a panel discussion on the theme ‘Science and Society’ wherein eminent scientists of India, Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Dr Srikumar Banerjee, Dr Ravi B Grover and Dr Satish Shetye will participate. The Governor of West Bengal, H E M K Narayanan has consented to be the Chief Guest at the award presentation ceremony. The Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat will preside over the function.