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August 2010 Awards


Nagaraja, Senior Technical Assistant of the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore, has been chosen for the Shram Ratna for 2008, the country's highest award given by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.2 lakh and a “Sanad” (citation). 




Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, who sacrificed his life in the February terror attack in Kabul this year, has been awarded the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award, the eve of 64th Independence Day. 




Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, 78, an Indian-American professor at the University of Texas, Austin, has won the prestigious Dirac Medal for his contribution to the understanding of theoretical physics. The Dirac Medal of ICTP is awarded by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on renowned physicist P.A.M Dirac's birthday — August 8. 




Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik has won the first prize at the 8th International Sand Sculpture Championship for the 5Th time which was held in Berlin,Germany.

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