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Scholarships, cash prizes awarded to young scientists

Laurels galore: Director of CCMB Lalji Singh presenting the Young Scientist Award to Barilang Mawlong on Thursday.

Laurels galore: Director of CCMB Lalji Singh presenting the Young Scientist Award to Barilang Mawlong on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The buzzword was to catch them young. And true to it, Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society on Thursday awarded scholarships and cash prizes to school students and young researchers, below the age of 30, from various institutions and universities. The awards were an attempt to recognise the latent talent among young scientists in the State.

In all, the society selected six students for its school talent awards, which apart from certificate also had an annual scholarship of Rs. 5,000 each. The students were recognised for coming up with the most innovative and original science projects. The selected students include P. Pavani from Little Flower High School, Nalgonda, G. Manideep from Zilla Parishad High School, Tanuku, Warangal, G. Prithvi Raj Reddy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, NIRD Campus, Rajendranagar, Kezia from St. Arnold’s High School, Ramachandrapuram, Medak, K. Ramanjaneyulu from MPUP School, Bommaluru village, Krishna district and A Chandra Babu from ZP High school, Kadapa district.

The society members informed that they had received over 50 applications from various universities and research organisations in the State.

An eminent jury was set up for evaluation and selections for the science awards in physics, mathematics and biological sciences. Earlier, Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Dr. Lalji Singh delivered the oration titled ‘Mystery of our Origins’. The society members were present.

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