Harsh Vardhan launches award in honour of M.G.K. Menon

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Union Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched the first lecture award in honour of renowned physicist M.G.K. Menon.

“Science has to be brought into play for the benefit of our people. Science has a solution to every problem,” Harsh Vardhan said.

Complimenting M.G.K. Menon, who was present on the occasion, Harsh Vardhan said his ministry was trying to collate inspiring moments and aspects of all great Indian scientists.

“We will also take advice from professor Menon who has also been the union minister of state for science and technology besides having headed various scientific institutions,” he said.

Distinguished for investigations in the field of cosmic ray studies and in particular on the high energy interactions of elementary particles, Menon is presently advisor in the department of space at the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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