A Bhavnagar body honors 100 scientists

During last week’s felicitations organized by Shankheshwar Vigyan Tirth, a religious organization attempting to find synergies between science and religion, in Palitana in Bhavnagar district, retired scientist Prabhudas Thakker was among around 100 scientists and other achievers.

Besides being a noted birdwatcher in Gujarat, Thakker received the lifetime achievement award for his contributions to Jainism and science.

In addition to Thakker, retired scientists Surendra Singh Pokharna, Narendra Bhandari, of the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Dr Sudhir Shah, a prominent neurologist, and Professor Hitesh Solanki, who is the head of Gujarat University’s department on climate change, were also honored.

Additionally, Mr. Gelra, a retired university professor and a well-known physicist, as well as Jitu Shah, former director of the LD Institute of Indology, received honors.


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