Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 21:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated UNESCO Kalinga Prize winner 2015 Prof. Diego Andres Golombek here at state secretariat, presenting him a stole and a silver filigree memento.
Congratulating Prof. Golombek, the CM said that Prof. Golombek is a distinguished scientist and science communicator. He is instrumental in development of the first Science Cultural Centre of Argentina at Ricardo Rojas Centre in Buenos Aires.
Appreciating the gesture, Prof. Golombek said he feels honoured to be here in Odisha. The Kalinga award has placed Odisha in the global science map.
He also expressed that he has a great interest in the culture of Odisha and India.
Notably, Prof. Diego Andres Golombek, winner of UNESCO- Kalinga Prize, 2015 is on a visit to Odisha from April 20 to 25 as a state guest.
Worth mentioning, the UNESCO- Kalinga Prize was instituted in 1951 by late Biju Patnaik for popularization of science among the common people.