ISRO’s Dr. Mathavaraj honored with Goa’s First ‘Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award’


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Dr. Mathavaraj S to Receive Inaugural ‘Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award’

The first ‘Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award’, established by the Goa government, is set to be presented to Dr. Mathavaraj S of the U R Rao Satellite Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) next month, announced Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Recognition for Chandrayaan-3 Mission

Headed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, the selection committee has chosen Dr. Mathavaraj for his outstanding work in designing the powered descent trajectory of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission.

In a recent post on social media, Dr. Sawant expressed his excitement, stating, “Happy to announce that the award has gone to the person who designed the powered descent trajectory of #Chandrayaan3 Mission that had successfully landed on the South Pole of the moon.”

Dr. Mathavaraj’s Remarkable Achievement

Dr. Sawant further revealed that Dr. Mathavaraj was selected from 106 applicants, with 14 being shortlisted for the prestigious award. The recognition comes with a cash prize of ₹5 lakh and a citation, marking it as the highest cash prize in the field of science and technology.

Celebrating Dr. Manohar Parrikar’s Legacy

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Manohar Parrikar Vigyan Mahotsav at NIO on 13th December 2023, coinciding with the birth anniversary of the late Dr. Manohar Parrikar.

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This tribute to Dr. Parrikar’s legacy serves as a celebration of scientific achievements and a commitment to encouraging and honoring exceptional contributions in the field of science and technology. The award presentation is a noteworthy event that recognizes the dedication and innovation of individuals like Dr. Mathavaraj S, who play a pivotal role in advancing space research and exploration.

For more information on the Manohar Parrikar Yuva Scientist Award and the U R Rao Satellite Centre, please visit the official websites of the Goa government and ISRO.



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