[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index
Asiatic Society to honour Suu Kyi,
Subject: Asiatic Society to honour Suu Kyi, 14 others
Asiatic society to honour Suu Kyi, 14 others
The Hindu, Thursday May 2 1996.
CALCUTTA, May 1. Aung San Suu Kyi, would conferred the Indra
Gandhi Gold Plaque by the Asiatic Society for her contribution to
international understanding and inter-cultural cooperation.
Ms. Suu Kyi is one of the 15 eminent scientists and scholars from
India and abroad who will be awarded by the Society for their
contribution in their respective fields of research and study.
A society release said the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court,
Mr. V.N. Khare, would give away the awards at a convocation
ceremony here on May 6.
The highest honour of Society, TAS (<italic> Honoris causa
<italic>), would be awarded to Prof. Yashutomi Kobe University,
medical scientist and president of the Kobe University, Japan, for his
contribution in detecting cancer through cell-signalling.
The astronomer, Dr. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, would be presented the
Rindra Nath Tagore Birth Centenary Plaque.
The other recipients are Dr. J.W. Atkinson in psychology, the
scientist and former UGC Chairman, Dr. Yashpal, the scientist, Dr.
Akshayananda Bose in solid state physics, the historian and social
thinker, Dr. Ashok Mitra, Dr. Soumitra M. Katre in linguististics, the
former Vice-Chancellor of the Visva Bharati University, Prof. Ashin
Dasgupta, the orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Durga Bakshi, the social
scientist, Dr. B.K. Roy Burman, Dr. Sanjoy Sanyal in mineralogy and
petrology. The thinker Mr. H. Y. Sharada Prasad, the Indologist Prof.
Suresh Chandra Bandyopashyay, and Ms. Champa Saharoy. (PTI)
--------------End of Text-------------