US scientist asks Odisha students to focus on research

Baripada: Eminent US scientist of Indian origin Dr Yogesh Chandra Pati on Monday asked students to undertake research on the galaxy, forces of nature for enriching the world of physics.

After being conferred with first Maharaja Shri Rama Chandra Bhanjdeo Samman award by North Odisha University here, he asked them to research to unravel the mystery of nature.

Terming the 21st century as the age of innovations, Pati advised the students of physics to take the path of fundamental areas of science.

Chancellor of the University and Governor of Odisha M C Bhandare mentioned that the edge of physical power has paved way for the age of knowledge. Now the knowledge is made available at the finger tips.

Paying rich tribute to the erstwhile Maharaj, the Governor lauded his contribution towards development of education and health services in the state and also for his efforts for the formation of Odisha as a separate state.

Earlier, Pati was handed over "Maharaja Shri Rama Chandra Bhanjdeo Samman" which carries a cash award of Rs 50,000 and a citation.