By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 25 Apr: Governor Baby Rani Maurya presented the Governor’s Awards -2018 for Best Researcher at the Rajbhawan on Thursday. This year, first, second and third prizes were awarded for research in science and technology.
Dr Anuj Nehra of UTU was awarded the first prize for developing rapid HIV serum testing kit based on Graphene Oxide Polycarbonate Track. The research work has also received an Indo-US patent. Dr Anil Kumar of GB Pant Agriculture and Technology University got the second prize for research done on Blight Disease in Brassica Species. Dr Komal of Doon University was awarded the third prize for research in fuzzy lambda technique.
Rs 50 thousand, Rs 30 thousand and Rs 20 thousand, respectively, were given as first, second and third prizes, along with appreciation certificates.
Governor Maurya announced the addition of two more awards from next year for research work in social sciences and local languages.
On the occasion, Governor Maurya said that quality original research work is the source of prestige for any university. Research work and studies ought to be done in the universities to resolve the various problems and challenges of society. Promoting original research and benefiting society was the motive behind these awards. She added that Universities should help the government in policy making.
The Governor stressed on enforcing standards while selecting the students for research work. Research scholars along with the University had the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of research work. In the context of Uttarakhand, research work needed to be focused on economic development of hill regions, tourism, disaster management, Yoga, Ayurveda and medicinal herbs.
Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu, Secretary to the Governor, said that women’s participation ought to be encouraged in research.
Dr US Rawat and Prof HS Dhami also addressed the gathering. The Vice Chancellors of various universities, dignitaries and students were present on the occasion.