“SHARKARASHRI AWARDS” were conferred to 15 ex-students of National Sugar Institute, Kanpur during a ceremony organized today under the auspices of “Old Boys Association” of the institute. The awards were given by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Rural Development, Government of India. Prof. Samser, Vice Chancellor, Harcourt Butler Technical University and Prof. Narendra Mohan, Director & President Old Boys Association, National Sugar Institute and other office bearers of the Association were also present.
The awards were given for their long and exemplary services to sugar and alcohol industry besides contributing in academics. 08 Sugar Technologists, 04 Engineers, 02 Alcohol Technologist and 01 who did her Ph.D from the institute were felicitated. Prof. D Swain, Secretary, Old Boys Association welcomed the dignitaries and briefed them about the activities of Old Boys Association.
In his address Prof. Narendra Mohan, Director, National Sugar Institute while congratulating the awardees called upon the students to work hard and develop passion for learning as there is no short cut to success. The awardees can be your role models and it must be kept in mind that they have travelled a long way to reach to this position braving all challenges due to their sincerity, hard work and knowledge, he said.
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Rural Development, Government of India lauded the efforts being made by the institute to make its presence felt globally. Presence of students of this institute in the country and in many sugar producing countries at superior positions is itself is an indicator of the quality. Such awards shall encourage and boost the morale of technical people working in sugar and allied industry. I hope the alumni of this institute shall continue their relation with it and contribute to expand its activities many folds, she said.
Prof. Samser, Vice Chancellor, Harcourt Butler Technical University praised the effort made by the institute in growth and development of the Indian Sugar Industry and also helping other sugar producing countries too. The students are the brand ambassadors and their quality reflects on the quality of teaching at the institute, he said while congratulating the awardees.
On the occasion, few awardees, namely, Shri Sanjay Awasthi, President, The Sugar Technologists Association of India and Shri D. M. Raskar, Chief Executive Officer, Shreenath Mhaskoba Sakhar Karkhana Ltd., Maharashtra expressed their gratitude to the institute for making them what they are today.
Shri S K Trivedi, Joint Secretary, Old Boys Association proposed vote of thanks.