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Tamil Nadu Honours ISRO Chief K Sivan With APJ Abdul Kalam Award

Chennai: 

In recognition of his stellar work in promotion of science and know-how, Indian Area Analysis Organisation Chairman K Sivan was on Thursday awarded the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award by the Tamil Nadu authorities.

Kailasavadivoo Sivan, who led ISRO’s profitable launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission just lately, couldn’t obtain the award in particular person however will obtain it from Chief Minister K Palaniswami at a later date, the federal government stated.

The Kalam award is to honour those that work for selling scientific development, humanities and college students’ welfare and the awardees ought to hail from Tamil Nadu.

The award carries eight gm gold medal, Rs 5 lakh in money and a quotation.

A native of Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, the quotation hailed him as “Rocket Man” and traced his humble origins to his splendid rise in profession which features a stint as director of the Vikram Sarabhai Area Centre and Liquid Propulsion Centre.

Mr Sivan’s management led to the “historical achievement of most successful GSLV flight with indigenous cryogenic stage.”

Underneath his tutelage, ISRO efficiently launched Chandrayan 2, the second mission to the moon on July 22 and he was the chief architect of SITARA, a 6D trajectory simulation software program, the quotation learn.

He labored on the design and improvement of launch autos for ISRO and has immensely contributed in direction of finish to finish mission planning, design, and mission integration and evaluation, the federal government stated.

The 62-year-old area scientist was a primary graduate in his household, who obtained a Bachelor’s diploma in engineering from the Madras Institute of Know-how in 1980.

Finishing his Grasp’s diploma in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, he later joined ISRO and he was a recipient of a number of awards together with Dr Vikram Sarabhai Analysis Award (1999).

Mr Sivan was scheduled to obtain the award on the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George in Chennai.

Following the dying of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in 2015, former Chief Minister, late J Jayalalithaa, had then introduced an award in his identify.

She had additionally introduced that Dr Kalam’s birthday (October 15) will likely be noticed as “Youth Renaissance Day.”

The primary Kalam award was introduced by Jayalalithaa in 2015 to ISRO scientist N Valarmathi and it’s given on Independence Day yearly.

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