T.S. Subramanian among Winners of Nuclear Society’s Awards 2012
T.S. Subramanian, Associate Editor, Frontline, Chennai, and R.K. Singh, Head, Media Relations and Public Awareness Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, have been selected for the Indian Nuclear Society’s “INS Outstanding Service Award” for 2011 for Science Communication.
They were selected for their work in popularising science and technology, particularly in nuclear – related areas, among teachers, students and the public. The award carries a cash prize of [rupee] 1 lakh each and a citation. The awards committee also selected D.D. Bawalkar, former Director of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology in Indore, and Ramendra Gupta, former Chairman and Managing Director of Uranium Corporation of India Limited, to receive the INS Homi Bhabha Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. They will receive a cash award of [rupee] 2.5 lakh each and a citation.
Dr. Bawalkar and Mr. Gupta were selected for their achievements in research, development of technology, maintenance of safety and spreading education in nuclear science and technology. The awards will be presented on November 7th during the inaugural function of the 23 annual conference of the INS to be held in Mumbai. The INS is a professional organisation of nuclear scientists and technologists from all over the country. Mr. Subramanian has written extensively in The Hindu and Frontline on nuclear power from 1985. He has also interviewed several former Chairmen of the Atomic Energy Commission and Directors of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.