Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
(HMI) presented the 10th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S)
Award for 2016 to 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.
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, was Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda
Foundation who was the Guest of Honour.
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
Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee.
The awardees for Y-E-S Award 2016 in India are:
Yash khandelwal IIT BHU
Nikhil Vinay Agarwal IIT BHU
Karan Naresh Chadha IIT Bombay
Arunabh Saxena IIT Bombay
Anshul Basia IIT Delhi
Jithin Krishnan B IIT Guwahati
Karttikeya Mangalam IIT Kanpur
Abhineet Singh Rajput IIT Kanpur
Chinmoy Samant IIT Kharagpur
Raghav Sanjay Sonavane IIT Kharagpur
Vedasri Godavarthi IIT Madras
Ajithkumar Narasimman IIT Madras
Sonali Srijan IIT
Sheth Manthan Rajesh IIT Roorkee