Press Release: March 07, 2016
The Chief Guest His Excellency Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, handed over the awards to the students for their good performance in academics. Additionally present at the event were Mr. Akira Kojima, Director, Honda Foundation and Mr. Keita Muramatsu, Director, Honda Motor India Pvt Ltd.
The Y-E-S Award activity of Honda Foundation in India has been encouraged by Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd., to encourage the students who have succeeded in the region of science and innovation and keep on yearning for higher scholarly accomplishment in the territory of Eco-Technology. The Y-E-S Award project is intended to give budgetary help to youthful Indian specialists and analysts. This stage additionally gives a chance to obtain higher education in Japan and further help in reinforcing Japanese relations with India.
A grant of money likeness US $3000 each, was given to fourteen students chose from eight IITs - Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU on the premise of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), specialized papers, lastly in the one-on-one meetings with Mr. Shirish Garud, Director, The Energy and Resources Institute, who was the boss assessor of the choice panel.
Discussing Y-E-S Awards, Mr. Keita Muramatsu, Director, Honda Motor India Pvt Ltd said, "It has been our endeavor to promote and encourage young students to involve in higher research in the field of technology. We want to provide them the opportunity with Y-E-S awards so that they can fulfill their dreams." He added, "All the editions of Y-E-S awards have received tremendous response and enthusiasm from the IIT students who put in their best efforts to showcase their work. So far we have awarded 112 such students in 9 years.”
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