Mother Teresa Award 2015 to Mars Mission Man, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Bangalore : October 15, 2015
“Every mission in life, may it be social, science or space, commitment and passion are of prime importance. And if the mission is supported by an excellent team, success is sure to come at the right time. For India’s development, we should inculcate the spirit of team-work, social values along with scientific temper in young minds. Mars Mission was successful only because of the tireless effort of ISRO team, observed Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, while receiving the Mother Teresa Award 2015 from Dr. Mariamma Varghese at a function organized by Indian Development Foundation at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore on 15th October 2015.
‘It gives me immense pleasure to receive an honour in the name of Mother Teresa, who set a sterling example for serving the sick and needy. The efforts of Indian Development Foundation in enlisting people’s participation and support for national health and development programs is noteworthy’ he added.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, ISRO was conferred with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2015 for his relentless contributions to India’s space, science and technology development.
Dr. Mariamma Varghese, former Vice-Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University and Senior Consultant NAAC paid glowing tributes to Dr. K. Radhakrishnan for his historic contributions to the nation’s space, science and technology development. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s great initiatives will strengthen India’s development towards education and science, she observed.
Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, founder President of Indian Development Foundation said that IDF has been working for the improvement of health, education of the deprived children and empowerment of women, belonging to lower economic strata. “In the course of our varied activities in the social field, it has also been our resolve to locate gems of human beings who have outlived the dimensions of normal life and served humanity all through their lives” he added. Dr. Pillai said IDF has been bestowing Mother Teresa Memorial Award on personalities who have been the change-makers of India. Earlier recipients of the Mother Teresa Award are : Dr. M.S.Swaminathan (2010), Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy (2011), Shri D. R. Mehta (Jaipur foot) (2012), Dr. V. Shanta (2013) and Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak (2014).
Dr. Chandrashekhara Kambara, Poet, Playwright and Professor - Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, Senior Nuclear Scientist (ex-BARC) spoke in appreciation of the exemplary contributions of Dr. Radhakrishnan. IDF social ambassadors Ms.Shiloh Jessie Francisca and Mr. Nishchith felicitated the distinguished scientist and touched many hearts.
Earlier Wg. Cdr. S. Balasubramanian (Retd) Vr.C., Trustee, of IDF welcomed the dignitaries while Dr. S. Franklin, Chief Executive of IDF proposed vote of thanks.
IDF Social Ambassadors - Ms. Bhargavi rendered the invocation song, Ms. Mischelle presented an inspiration song `I have a dream’, Ms. Preethi and Master Preetham gave a dance performance while Mr. Nishchith gave a scintillating carnatic musical tribute to Dr. Radhakrishnan.
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