Honda India has announced the winners of the 8th Young Engineer and Scientists award for 2014. The company has provided scholarships to 14 students from India’s premier institute for science and technology - the Indian Institute of Technology.
The awards were presented by Takeshi Yagi, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan. The awardees for Y-E-S awards India are Nikhil Oberoi - IIT BHU, Sajal Maheshwari - IIT BHU, Anand Pradeep Lalwani - IIT Bombay, Harsh Anil Kabra - IIT Bombay, Shyam Sunder Prasad - IIT Bombay, Suman Shekhar - IIT Delhi, Shreya Raina - IIT Guwahati, Akshay Aggarwal - IIT Kanpur, Akshay Vijay Chaudhari - IIT Kanpur, Siddharth Prusty - IIT Kanpur, Yash Chandnani - IIT Kharagpur, Vishal Subbiah - IIT Madras, Aman Gupta - IIT Roorkee, and Madhav Kiritkumar Pathak - IIT Roorkee.
The Young Engineers and Scientists award initiative of Honda Foundation in India has been facilitated by Honda Motor India to foster young students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and continue to aspire for higher academic achievement in the area of Eco-Technology. The Y-E-S Award program is designed to provide financial assistance to young Indian engineers and researchers. This platform also provides an opportunity to acquire higher professional education in Japan and further help in strengthening Japanese relations with India.
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, managing officer, Honda Motor Company said, “It has been our endeavour 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 fulfil their dreams."
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 the company has awarded 98 such students in eight years.