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Kashmiri scholar bags National Geo Science Award

Syed Aijaz Ahmad Andrabi of Parigam village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in Kashmir, was awarded for his meritorious work in Mineral Discovery and Exploration.

A Kashmiri scholar was presented with National Geo Science award by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, a statement here said.
Syed Aijaz Ahmad Andrabi of Parigam village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in Kashmir, was awarded for his meritorious work in Mineral Discovery and Exploration.
Speaking on the occasion, the President Mukherjee said that availability and use of minerals in any country has been one of the factors determining self-sufficiency of its economy.
He stated that he was happy to note that the geoscientists of the country were working hard to meet these challenges.
 “The diverse field work of the awardees is a testimony to this inherent spread of the geo-scientific developments in the country,” Mukherjee said.
The National Geoscience Awards, previously known as the National Mineral Awards, was instituted by the Ministry of Mines in 1966, to honour individuals and teams of scientists for their extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions in fundamental and applied geosciences and mining and allied fields.

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