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September 2010 Awards

Santhi Swaroop Awards 2010 were given by CSIR  
Biological Sciences: Dr Sanjeev Galande National Center for Cell Science, Pune, Dr Shubha Tole Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai  
Chemical Sciences: Dr Swapan K Pati Jawarhalal Nehru Center for Scientific Research, Bangalore, Dr Sandeep Verma Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  
Engineering Sciences: Dr G K Anathasuresh Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr Shangamitra Bandyopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 
Medical Sciences: Dr Mitali Mukerji Institute of Genomics and Interactive Biology (CSIR), Delhi 
Physical Sciences: Dr Umesh Vasudeo Wagmare Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore Dr Kalobaran Maiti Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which promotes mutual understanding, tolerance and peace. Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar received the award on behalf of PM.

Britain's first Asian Sikh judge Mota Singh was awarded with 'Bharat Gaurav'- 'Pride of India' award for year 2009. He was also awarded with prestigious 'Night hut' designation by Queen Elizabeth at the beginning of 2010.

Aamir Khan’s production Peepli live, which is a satire on the issue of farmer’s suicide, has been selected as India’s official entry to the 83rd Academic Awards.

Noted Urdu poet and lyricist Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ' Sharyar' has been conferred with Jnanpith award for Urdu literature by Bhartiya Jnanpith. Malayalam poet O N V Kurup too was conferred with the Jnanpith Award. They have been conferred with the award for 2007 and 2008 respectively.

The 57th National film awards 2010 were announced on 15th September afternoon. Amitabh Bachchan gets National Award for best actor for “Paa”. Amitabh Bachchan has earlier won National Awards for “Agneepath” and “Black”.
‘Delhi 6' claimed the award for national integrity while Aamir Khan’s blockbuster ’3 Idiots’ won the national award in the most popular film category. 
Best Film: Kutty Srank 
Best Special Effects: Kamal Kannan (Magadheera)  
Best Choreography: K Shiva Shankar (Magadheera)

    Union Bank bagged Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha puraskar for the year 2008-09 for its contribution to develop Hindi.

    The famed Chowmahalla Palace bagged the prestigious Asia Pacific Heritage Merit Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast-unto-death for the past nine years demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 from Manipur, has been awarded ‘Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize’

    The savoured Haleem dish, a mouth-watering delicacy of Hyderabad, has been awarded the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) status.

    Veteran film maker D. Ramanaidu has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2009. The award, which includes a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh, will be presented at the National Film Awards event in October. The other recepients from Telugu film industry were BN Reddy, LV Prasad, B Nagi Reddy, A Nageswara Rao.

    The famous writer Kaluvakolanu Sadananda was conferred with Sahitya Academy Award for his novel Adavithalli.

    62nd Prime Time Emmy awards were presented in Los Angeles. Best Actor was won by Bryan Cranton and best actress to Kyra Sedgwick. Best supporting actress was won by Archie Punjabi whose origin is from India. 



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