Scientist Mohapatra gets Kalinga Samman-2011
Kalinga Foundation Trust had instituted the state level prize in 2010. The annual prize is given to an eminent scientist and science populariser of Odisha for his/her outstanding contribution for popularisation of science among the common people. The prize carries a cash award of Rs 1 Lakh, a memento and a citation. The winner is selected by a three member jury of eminent scientists.
Meanwhile, the trust also announced its plan to publish a quarterly Odia magazine on science. "We will consider publication of the magazine also in English language," Trust chairman B C Patnaik said. This apart, he said the trust has also decided to honour children scientists annually in order to popularise science at school levels.