Basic science research getting its due: C.N.R Rao on Bharat
Bangalore, Nov 17: Basic science research is getting its due now, said eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao on being conferred the nation's
highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by the government
"I heard about it (award) when I was at the Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala to board a flight to Bangalore. I spoke to the prime
minister (Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) and thanked him for the honour. I feel basic science is getting its due now," Rao told
reporters at the city airport on arrival Saturday.
Hoping that more students would earnestly take up science
research, Rao said the country's foremost nuclear scientist
should also be awarded with the (Bharat Ratna) honour.
"I used to say earlier that Homi Bhabha should get this
honour and also other eminent researchers," Rao said.
Expressing profound happiness for being chosen for the
prestigious award, Rao said he had served the country for
many decades and
published over 1,600 scientific papers till date.
"I credit my family and thousands of my students for this
award. I am also happy that batting maestro Sachin
Tendulkar has also
been conferred with the award, Rao added.
Rao's wife Indumathi, who arrived with him from
Thiruvananthapuram, said her husband had always been her
"For me, he (Rao) has always been a Bharat Ratna,"
Indumathi told reporters.
Noting that it was easy for others like sportspersons to get an
award, and that scientists rarely get such recognition though
work very hard.
"Scientists work very hard but rarely get recognition while it
is easy for others like sportspersons to get an award," she
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भारत रत्न डॉ0 सी. एन. आर. राव (CNR Rao)Sunday, November 17, 2013
डॉ0 राव को सन 1988 में जवाहरलाल नेहरू अवार्ड प्राप्त हुआ। वे सन 1999 में इंडियन साइंस कांग्रेस के शताब्दी पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किये गये। वर्ष 2000 में उन्हें रॉयल सोसायटी (Royal Society) ने 'ह्यूग्स मेडल' ( Medal) देकर सम्मानित किया। वे भारत सरकार द्वारा प्रारम्भ किये गये 'इंडियन साइंस अवार्ड' ( Award) के पहले विजेता बने। यह पुरस्कार उन्हें वर्ष 2004 में प्राप्त हुआ।