Young IITians facilitated with Y-E-S awards by Honda Foundation

Young IITians facilitated with Y-E-S awards by Honda Foundation
Amita Jain | Feb 4, 2019 - 5:05 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 4: To encourage young pursuers of science and technology, 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institute, the IITs, across India, were presented with the twelfth edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19.

Under this, a scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each, was presented to 14 students selected from six IITs - Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), Essays and 2 rounds of personal interviews with the selection committee of Senior Honda Executives and Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee.

Instituted by the Honda Foundation in 2007 and facilitated by Honda Cars India, Y-E-S award is bestowed every year, to bright students of the IITs after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of senior Honda executives and prominent Indian scientists. With this program, Honda Foundation hopes to nurture young students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and aspire for higher academic achievement.

Talking about Y-E-S Award, Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “We are very pleased to announce the 12th 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 154 such students in 12 years. Such platform encourages young professionals to involve in higher research in the field of technology. We want to provide them with the opportunity with Y-E-S Award so that they can fulfil their dreams.”

Sai Uttej Koduri, a student from IIT Madras and a Y-E-S Awardee said, “My entire journey has been nothing short of unique, enriching and fulfilling. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to Honda for investing in this powerful cause and for believing on me that I can make a contribution to the sphere of eco-technology. I thank the entire Honda Team for their seamless and meticulous planning of the entire process.”

The Chief Guest 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, were Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda Foundation and Dr. Kazuko Matsumoto, Director, Honda Foundation. Kenji Hiramatsu congratulated all the students and said, “India and Japan enjoy a fulfilling bilateral relationship and I hope that through this opportunity you will experience Japan’s advanced technological system and enjoy research which is aimed at contributing to social causes.”

 

Indian Y-E-S Awardees 2018-19

Name

Institution

Aakila Rajan

IIT Madras

Akash Bhardwaj

IIT Kanpur

Alok Gupta

IIT Roorkee

Khyati Kiyawat

IIT Roorkee

Kinjal Saxena

IIT Bombay

Lakshmi Vasanta Majety

IIT Kharagpur

Mayur Joshi

IIT Madras

Nirmalya Panigrahi

IIT Kharagpur

Prateek Manocha

IIT Guwahati

Pushkar Saraf

IIT Bombay

Sabyasachi Sen

IIT Kharagpur

Sai Uttej Koduri

IIT Madras

Shubhanshi Singh

IIT Kanpur

Soham Dibyachintan

IIT Bombay

 


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