Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Aditi Mukherjee, Dr. AA Manavalan, PV Sindhu

Aditi Mukherji, a social scientist with the International Water Management Institute, New Delhi, has just won the first Norman Borlaug Award for field research and application, given by the World Food Prize Foundation, for her work on usage of groundwater in agriculture. Her research has led to policy changes in West Bengal, benefiting thousands of farmers. 

Dr. A.A. Manavalan: Tamil writer, awarded Saraswati Samman in 2012, for his book on the Ramayana. The award-winning book is a comparative study of 48 Ramayanas in the languages of Pali, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Tamil, Old Javenese, Japanese, Telugu, Assamese, Thai and Kashmiri.The Saraswati Samman carries award money of Rs 7.5 lakh, a citation and a plaque. 

Pusarala Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu): Badminton player from Hyderbad. She b (20th) in the Badminton World Federation ranking which were released on 21st September 2012. In July 2012, she won Asia Youth Under 19 ChampionshipIn the Li Ning China Masters Super Series badminton tournament 2012 she defeated London 2012 Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui of China and entered semifinals. Her achievement was hailed by all.

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