10th Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award Announced
New Delhi: Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (HMI) today presented the 10thEdition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2016to 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institutes, the IITs, across India.
The Y-E-S Award was instituted by Honda Foundation in India in the year 2007. In India it is facilitated by Honda Motor India to nurture young students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and aspire for higher academic achievement. With this program, Honda Foundation hopes to promote dissemination of eco-technology among the young generations. It also provides platform for Japanese & Indian students to interact and exchange ideas related to science, technology and industry.
Y-E-S Award is being given every year to bright students of the IITs after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of senior Honda executives and prominent Indian scientists.
The Chief Guest H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, presented the Award to the students in recognition of their outstanding all-round performance in academics. Also present on the occasion, was Mr. Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda Foundation who was the Guest of Honor.
A scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each, was presented to 14 students selected from eight IITs – Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), Essays and 2 rounds of personal interviews with the selection committee of Honda Executives and Mr. Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee.
Talking about Y-E-S Award, Mr. Kenichi Takashima, President & CEO, Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are very pleased to announce the 10th edition of Y-E-S Award. The journey has been phenomenal and we have received tremendous response and enthusiasm from the IIT students who put in their best efforts to showcase their work. So far we have awarded 126 such students in 10 years. Such platform encourages young professionals to involve in higher research in the field of technology. We want to provide them the opportunity with Y-E-S Award so that they can fulfill their dreams.”
The awardees for Y-E-S Award 2016 in India are:
Yashkhandelwal IIT BHU
Nikhil VinayAgarwal IIT BHU
Karan NareshChadha IIT Bombay
ArunabhSaxena IIT Bombay
AnshulBasia IIT Delhi
Jithin Krishnan B IIT Guwahati
KarttikeyaMangalam IIT Kanpur
Abhineet Singh Rajput IIT Kanpur
ChinmoySamant IIT Kharagpur
Raghav Sanjay Sonavane IIT Kharagpur
VedasriGodavarthi IIT Madras
AjithkumarNarasimman IIT Madras
SonaliSrijan IIT Roorkee
ShethManthan Rajesh IIT Roorkee