Monday, January 22, 2024

Indian Chemical Society Honors Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao As "The Chemist Of The Century"

The Indian Chemical Society (ICS), in the midst of its centennial year, celebrated the remarkable achievements of Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao by conferring upon him the prestigious title of "The Chemist of the Century." The felicitation ceremony, held on January 23, served as a fitting tribute to Prof. Rao's outstanding career, characterized by ground-breaking research, international acclaim, and impactful leadership roles in the field of chemistry. 

Prof. C.N.R. Rao, a luminary in the realm of chemistry, has significantly shaped the scientific landscape with his prolific contributions. His illustrious journey, from earning his academic credentials at esteemed institutions to assuming leadership positions in prominent scientific organizations, reflects a lifetime dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge. 

The felicitation ceremony witnessed the presence of distinguished personalities, including Prof. G. D. Yadav, President of the Indian Chemical Society and National Science Chair, Emeritus Professor of Eminence, and Former Vice Chancellor of ICT Mumbai, Prof. G. U. Kulkarni, President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), and Mr. Jagdish Patankar, Executive Chairman of MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. 

During the ceremony, Prof. C.N.R. Rao was presented with a citation, further acknowledging his exceptional contributions to the field of chemistry. The citation serves as a tangible recognition of his enduring impact on scientific progress and as a symbol of the gratitude and admiration of the scientific community. 

The title of "The Chemist of the Century" bestowed upon Prof. C.N.R. Rao by the ICS serves as a testament to his enduring impact on the field of chemistry. This recognition acknowledges his invaluable contributions, which have not only garnered international acclaim but have also played a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of scientific progress over several decades. 

Prof. Rao's legacy, encapsulated in this prestigious title, stands as an inspiration for future generations of scientists and underscores the profound and lasting influence he has had on the scientific community. 

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