Mr. NVS Reddy and Dr. T. Hanuman Chowdary, former I.T. Advvisor to GoAP, in a function organised by Yalavarthy foundation at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad on today (Tuesday, Sep. 10).
A distinguished scientist and popularly known as people’s scientist, Prof Nayudamma was the father of leather technology development in India and he was closely associated with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Smt. Indira Gandhi in establishing several science & technology research institutes in the country.
Receiving the prestigious award, MD, HMRL Mr.NVS Reddy stated that unlike many ivory tower scientists, Prof Nayudamma was a pragmatic scientist who solved basic socioeconomic problems of ordinary people through application of technology in a cost effective way. Mr NVS Reddy stayed that it’s a matter of great honour to receive this prestigious award as Prof Nayudamma was his vice chancellor, when he was a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Explaining as to how he was inspired by Nayudamma, Mr Reddy mentioned that Hyderabad Metro Rail project was an innovative project in true Nayudamma tradition.
Speaking on the occasion Mr NVS Reddy said with the cooperation of the Director, IICT, a science corridor will be developed between Tarnaka and Nagole. He said, about 150 pillars would be made available to IICT to depict portraits of great scientists of Indian pride to inspire young brains. At the request of organisers of Yelaparti foundation, Mr NVS also agreed to dedicate one of the stations in this corridor for Chandrayaan mission.
Some of the earlier Awardees included Telecom moderniser of India Mr. Sam Pitroda; Father of Milk revolution Dr.V.Kurien; Famous cancer specialist Dr.Dattatreyudu Nori; Scientist &Niti Aayog Member Dr.VK Saraswat; Father of wheat revolution in India Dr. M S Swaminathan; Delhi Metro Dr. E.Sridharan etc.
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director, IICT, Dr. B. Chandrasekharan, Director, CSIR, Mr Yadlapati Raghunath, Chairman, Tobacco Board, Smt C. Durga Rao, MD, Sulakshana Circuits Ltd, Nayudamma Family members - Smt Anjana & Nani (Film Actor) and others attended.
Dr Pavuluri Subba Rao, CEO, Ananth Technologies, Prof. Kolakaluri Enoch, Chairman, AP Sahitya Academy, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director, IICT, Dr. B. Chandrasekharan, Director, CSIR, Mr Yadlapati Raghunath, Chairman, Tobacco Board, Smt C. Durga Rao, MD, Sulakshana Circuits Ltd, Nayudamma Family members - Smt Anjana & Nani (Film Actor) and others attended.