ISRO to be conferred with Indira Gandhi prize for disarmament, peace

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would be conferred with Indira Gandhi prize for Disarmament, Peace and Development for 2014.

ISRO would be given the prize on account of its contribution for strengthening international cooperation in the use of outer space

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Announcing this, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who chaired meeting of Award Jury, said that ISRO is being given the prize to recognize its path-breaking achievement and culminating in the Mars orbiter mission. The prize is also being conferred on account of its significant contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.

“ISRO has demonstrated that in space technology, India stands shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world,” Ansari said.

The Award jury appreciated the pioneering role of ISRO in the application of advanced technologies in promoting broad-based and sustainable social and economic development and addressing basic needs of the people particularly in remote and rural areas of the country.

ISRO has shown how Indian scientists and talents can be harnessed to international level, catching up with more advanced nations in a highly technical and sophisticated field.