indian noble prize winner

April 23, 2010

Nobel Prizes

courtesy:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_laureates_of_India

 British-Raj Citizens

 Ronald Ross

Main article: Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross, born in Almora, India, in 1857 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria.

He received many honours in addition to the Nobel Prize, and was given Honorary Membership of learned societies of most countries of Europe, and of many other continents. He got an honorary M.D. degree in Stockholm in 1910 at the centenary celebration of the Caroline Institute. Whilst his vivacity and single-minded search for truth caused friction with some people, he enjoyed a vast circle of friends in Europe, Asia and America who respected him for his personality as well as for his genius.

 Rudyard Kipling

Main article: Rudyard Kipling
Citation :

Rudyard Kipling, born in Mumbai, 1865 (then Bombay in British India), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. He remains the youngest ever recipient of the Literature Nobel Prize and the first English-language writer to receive the Prize.

Rabindranath Tagore

Main article: Rabindranath Tagore
Citation : “Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was a poet, philosopher, educationist, artist and social activist. Hailing from an affluent land-owning family of Bengal, he received traditional education in India before traveling to England for further study. He abandoned his formal education and returned home, founding a school, Santiniketan, where children received an education in consonance with Tagore’s own ideas of communion with nature and emphasis on literature and the arts.

In time, Tagore’s works, written originally in Bengali, were translated into English; the Geetanjali (“Tribute in verse”), a compendium of verses, named ‘Song Offerings’ in English was widely acclaimed for its literary genius. In 1913, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first person of non-Western heritage to be awarded a Nobel Prize.[1]

In protest against the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he resigned the knighthood that had been conferred upon him in 1915. Tagore holds the unique distinction of being the composer of the national anthems of two different countries, India and Bangladesh.

 Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Main article: Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Citation : “…for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him”.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (18881970) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 1930. He had been knighted only the year before and worked extensively on acoustics and light. He was also deeply interested in the physiology of the human eye. A traditionally-dressed man, he headed an institute that is today named after him: the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. His nephew, the astrophysicist Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 as a United States citizen.

American Citizens of Indian Origin

 Hargobind Khorana

Main article: Hargobind Khorana
Citation : “…for their [Khorana’s, Robert W. Holley‘s and Marshall W. Nirenberg‘s] interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis”.

Hargobind Khorana (born 1922), a person of Indian origin, shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on genes. He had left India in 1945 and became a naturalised United States citizen in the 1970s. He continues to head a laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Main article: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Citation :

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.

Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan

Main article: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Citation : ‘”for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”‘ [1]

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is now a US Citizen

 Indian Citizen of Foreign Origin

 Mother Teresa

Main article: Mother Teresa
Citation : None provided by the foundation on its website.

Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was born in Skopje, then a city in Ottoman Empire. She is of Albanian origin. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Toiling for years in the slums of Kolkata (Calcutta), her work centred on caring for the poor and suffering, among whom she herself died. “This year [1979] the world has turned its attention to the plight of children and refugees, and these are precisely the categories for whom Mother Teresa has for many years worked so selflessly.”[3]

 People of Indian Descent (Descendants of Modern-Era Immigrants)

V.S. Naipaul

Main article: V.S. Naipaul
Citation :

A British writer, V.S. Naipul (Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul) was born in 1932 into a family of north Indian descent living in Chaguanas, close to Port of Spain, on Trinidad. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. In awarding him the Prize, the Swedish Academy praised his work “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.” The Nobel Committee added: “Naipaul is a modern philosopher, carrying on the tradition that started originally with Lettres persanes and Candide. In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired, he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony.”

The Committee also noted Naipaul’s affinity with the Polish-born British author of Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad: “Naipaul is Conrad’s heir as the annalist of the destinies of empires in the moral sense: what they do to human beings. His authority as a narrator is grounded in the memory of what others have forgotten, the history of the vanquished.”

Foreign Citizens mainly residing in India

 Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Main article: Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Former Head of state of Tibet and active leader of Tibetan Resistance towards PRC. Escaped to India when the PRC took over Tibet. Although legally a citizen of Tibet and hence indirectly China, he is head of Tibetan Government in Exile which is stationed in India. He got Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for efforts for Tibetan Freedom through Non-Violence and Spreading Global Peace through Buddhism. Also during Prize Distribution, Head of Prize Committee commented that the prize was a part of tribute to memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Tenzin travels widely, in an effort to promote peaceful ideals.

 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

 Citizens of India

 Amartya Sen

Main article: Amartya Sen
Citation: “…for his contributions to welfare economics”.

Amartya Sen (born 1933) was the first Indian to receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, awarded to him in 1998 for his work on welfare economics. He has made several key contributions to research in this field, such as to the axiomatic theory of social choice; the definitions of welfare and poverty indexes; and the empirical studies of famine. All are linked by his interest in distributional issues and particularly in those most impoverished[4]. Whereas Kenneth Arrow‘s “impossibility theorem” suggested that it was not possible to aggregate individual choices into a satisfactory choice for society as a whole, Sen showed that societies could find ways to alleviate such a poor outcome.

Nobel Prizes

 British-Raj Citizens

Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross, born in Almora, India, in 1857 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria.

He received many honours in addition to the Nobel Prize, and was given Honorary Membership of learned societies of most countries of Europe, and of many other continents. He got an honorary M.D. degree in Stockholm in 1910 at the centenary celebration of the Caroline Institute. Whilst his vivacity and single-minded search for truth caused friction with some people, he enjoyed a vast circle of friends in Europe, Asia and America who respected him for his personality as well as for his genius.

 Rudyard Kipling

Citation :

Rudyard Kipling, born in Mumbai, 1865 (then Bombay in British India), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. He remains the youngest ever recipient of the Literature Nobel Prize and the first English-language writer to receive the Prize.

 Rabindranath Tagore

Citation : “Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was a poet, philosopher, educationist, artist and social activist. Hailing from an affluent land-owning family of Bengal, he received traditional education in India before traveling to England for further study. He abandoned his formal education and returned home, founding a school, Santiniketan, where children received an education in consonance with Tagore’s own ideas of communion with nature and emphasis on literature and the arts.

In time, Tagore’s works, written originally in Bengali, were translated into English; the Geetanjali (“Tribute in verse”), a compendium of verses, named ‘Song Offerings’ in English was widely acclaimed for its literary genius. In 1913, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first person of non-Western heritage to be awarded a Nobel Prize.[1]

In protest against the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he resigned the knighthood that had been conferred upon him in 1915. Tagore holds the unique distinction of being the composer of the national anthems of two different countries, India and Bangladesh.

 Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Citation : “…for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him”.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (18881970) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 1930. He had been knighted only the year before and worked extensively on acoustics and light. He was also deeply interested in the physiology of the human eye. A traditionally-dressed man, he headed an institute that is today named after him: the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. His nephew, the astrophysicist Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 as a United States citizen.

 American Citizens of Indian Origin

 Hargobind Khorana

Citation : “…for their [Khorana’s, Robert W. Holley‘s and Marshall W. Nirenberg‘s] interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis”.

Hargobind Khorana (born 1922), a person of Indian origin, shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on genes. He had left India in 1945 and became a naturalised United States citizen in the 1970s. He continues to head a laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Citation :

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.

 Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan

Citation : ‘”for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”‘ [1]

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is now a US Citizen

 Indian Citizen of Foreign Origin

 Mother Teresa

Citation : None provided by the foundation on its website.

Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was born in Skopje, then a city in Ottoman Empire. She is of Albanian origin. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Toiling for years in the slums of Kolkata (Calcutta), her work centred on caring for the poor and suffering, among whom she herself died. “This year [1979] the world has turned its attention to the plight of children and refugees, and these are precisely the categories for whom Mother Teresa has for many years worked so selflessly.”[3]

People of Indian Descent (Descendants of Modern-Era Immigrants)

 V.S. Naipaul

Citation :

A British writer, V.S. Naipul (Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul) was born in 1932 into a family of north Indian descent living in Chaguanas, close to Port of Spain, on Trinidad. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. In awarding him the Prize, the Swedish Academy praised his work “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.” The Nobel Committee added: “Naipaul is a modern philosopher, carrying on the tradition that started originally with Lettres persanes and Candide. In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired, he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony.”

The Committee also noted Naipaul’s affinity with the Polish-born British author of Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad: “Naipaul is Conrad’s heir as the annalist of the destinies of empires in the moral sense: what they do to human beings. His authority as a narrator is grounded in the memory of what others have forgotten, the history of the vanquished.”

Foreign Citizens mainly residing in India

 Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Former Head of state of Tibet and active leader of Tibetan Resistance towards PRC. Escaped to India when the PRC took over Tibet. Although legally a citizen of Tibet and hence indirectly China, he is head of Tibetan Government in Exile which is stationed in India. He got Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for efforts for Tibetan Freedom through Non-Violence and Spreading Global Peace through Buddhism. Also during Prize Distribution, Head of Prize Committee commented that the prize was a part of tribute to memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Tenzin travels widely, in an effort to promote peaceful ideals.

 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

 Citizens of India

 Amartya Sen

Citation: “…for his contributions to welfare economics”.

Amartya Sen (born 1933) was the first Indian to receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, awarded to him in 1998 for his work on welfare economics. He has made several key contributions to research in this field, such as to the axiomatic theory of social choice; the definitions of welfare and poverty indexes; and the empirical studies of famine. All are linked by his interest in distributional issues and particularly in those most impoverished[4]. Whereas Kenneth Arrow‘s “impossibility theorem” suggested that it was not possible to aggregate individual choices into a satisfactory choice for society as a whole, Sen showed that societies could find ways to alleviate such a poor outcome.

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March 11, 2010

Glimpses of the Year 2008-09

 

The Annual report is a reflection of the commitment, dedication and he effort put in by all the members of the school. IT mirrors the activities carried out throughout the year in scholastic and non scholastic fields.

 

Scholastic Achievements

Result:

 

The school gave an impressive result by recording the pass percent at 100% in class X CBSE.

 

Five School Toppers

 

I        Sugandha Rana 88.4%

II        Radha Rani                   86.0%

III       Pradeep Gahlawat          82.2%

IV      Vaishali Gupta               80.2%

V       Luvkesh Ku. Singh         77.2%

This is for the first time in the Vidyalaya’s history that the result is 100%.

In the Internal Result also the Vidyalaya has shown improvement by…….%. The primary section has 100% results while the secondary section had …..% result. The overall result is…….%.

The school made extensive efforts to promote academics by conducting study camp during winter break, arranging remedial classes, regular test for the appearing in Boards 2009. Besides these, following factors helped in Academic Promotion:

  1. Regular Monitoring by the Administrations
  2. Subject Committee Meetings
  3. Parent Teacher Meetings  

 

Non Scholastic Achievements

 

The Co- Curricular activities are so well incorporated in the curriculum that all students get equal opportunity to showcase their talent.

  • Deepakshi of Class VII, won 3rd prize in poem recitation Competition and Kavita Kumari of Class VIII bagged second prize in poster competition organized by the Indian Environment Society, TWC- The World Conference, Asia –Pacific Globe and Ministry of Environment and Forest at Indian Science Academy on 22nd April 2008.
  • Master Kartik Jha and Master Ashish Kumar of IX A alongwith their teacher Mrs.Anuradha Singh went to Kolkata to participate at the IRIS National Fair 2008 which was held from 3.12.08 to 6.12.08 at the Science City, JBS Haldane Avenue. Their project on “Biodegradable Cold Storage” was selected for presentation where it was judged by a high level Scientific Review Committee.   

 

  • Divya of IX B won 1st Prize at cluster level in essay writing competition on the topic      Yugsrista aur Srishta Dinkar.

 

  • School won 1st prize at Regional Level for the dramatization of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s RASHMIRATHI. The prizes were given by the Hon’ble Murli Manohar Joshi.

 

Social Science Exhibition at Cluster level

  • Group Song                                                                  I postion at cluster level.
  • Group Dance                                                                 I position at cluster level.
  • Jugal Bandi ( Prachi Negi IX A & Pinky IX)                  II position at Cluster level.
  • Solo song ( Prachi Negi IX A)                                    II position at cluster level.
  • Debate ( Hindi) ( Varsha IX B)                                   II position at cluster level.

 

  • 5 exhibits selected for Regional level and

Drainage System of Bihar (2008-09) & One exhibit on Cotton Industry (2009-10) selected for National Social Science Exhibition.

 

Scouts and Guides

  • Master Vijay of class IX and Master Mayank of class X have been awarded with Rajya Purasakar in Scout & Guide camp organized at Chennai from 06 to10 Oct ’09.
  • Three students won RAJYA PURUSKAR in Bharat Scouts and Guide Programme (2008-09)

 

Thinkquest.org

 

“Where there is a will there is a way”.  The Vidyalaya has proved this in words and spirit. Inspite of infrastructural constraints the Vidyalaya has made up a mark in the field of  IT.

Today the name of KV Sector 25 is well known not only in Delhi but also outside Delhi and the boundaries of Nation for its achievements in the field of Computer education. The Vidyalaya stood first at National Level for its maximum participation in The Space Scientist Research Programme 2008-09 which was organised by the Oracle Education Foundation. Our students and teachers won several prizes in the different competitions.

 

Two students of the Vidyalaya along with a teacher were invited for the launch of India Development Gateway Multi-lingual Project on July 4, 2008 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. They showcased their innovative projects and webpages to Mr Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Prof M. S. Swaminathan (the father of Green Revolution and Chairman, Governing Council, India Development Gateway Initiative), Shri S. Ramakrishanan (Director General C-DAC) and other VIPs. The team confidently answered the queries put to them by the guests. The work of the students of KV, Sec. 25, Rohini, was highly appreciated by everyone.

The students and teacher of KV Sector 25, Rohini were also chosen by Oracle Education Foundation to represent and showcase their work at the Manthan Awards South Asia 2008 – South Asia Conclave on ICT and Digital Content for development held at NCUI Auditorium on 16 & 17 Oct. 2008. Four Students (Divya, Kartik, Shubham & Lavkesh) showcased their WebPages and projects at Exhibition in International Conference on e-Content and Sustainability. The work of our students and teacher who represented Oracle Education Foundation was highly appreciated by the visiting dignitaries (including Mr. Tom Burns World Wide Director of Intel) who were from many countries. The team of the Vidyalaya confidently answered the questions put to them.

 

Games and Sports

 

Physical development is equally important in all round education of the students. Students are encouraged to participate in various games sporting events so as to generate a sense of team spirit and sportsmanship.

The Vidyalaya participate in the KVS Regional and National Sports Meet.

Sports activities (Winners of National Level sports meet)

 

Paras Vashisth  IX A bagged III position in 400 m & 200 m free style relay swimming

Harjeet Mann    IX A secured II position in 200 m Kyaking

Sports activities (Selected for National Level sports meet)

Paras Vashisth IX A                                   Swimming (100 mtr. Free style)

Kashish Aggarwal VIII A                           Chess

Shiva Aggarwal X B                                   Chess ( Stand by)

Indu Solanki IX B, Harjeet Mann IX A       Boating

Sports Activities at Regional Level

  • Swimming (100 mtr. Free style)                                 

       Paras Vashisth IX A         I position(Gold Medal)

  • Swimming (50 mtr. Free style)                   

       Paras Vashisth IX A        II position (Silver Medal)

  • Table Tennis ( Doubles)

       Sahil Chikara IX A & Sunny Jain      IXA III position (Bronze Medal)

  • Chess                           

        Shiva Aggarwal X                                III position (Bronze Medal)

       Kashish Aggarwal VIII A                       II position (Silver Medal)

  •  Boating                

          Indu Solanki IX B, Harjeet Mann IX A      III position (Bronze Medal)

 

  • Manjit Dabas of class X has won a silver medal and prize money of Rs.51000 in open kick boxing championship.
  • Paras of VIII A won three silver medals in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle swimming in  regional sports meet held at KV, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi (2008-09).

 

Teachers’ Achievement

  • 100% Result by teachers in CBSE Class X 2009 Board result.

Teachers who give 100% Board Result

Mrs. Ranjit Kaur (Hindi)

Mrs. Manju Rajput (Science)

Mrs. Savithiry ES (Maths)

Mr. S.P. Yadav (English)

Mr. Prem Chand ( S.St)

  • The project ‘Beyond the Horizon’ designed by Miss Indu Goswami (Principal) and “Shape Our Future Bright” designed by Miss Aiman Hashmi are selected as a model project for training the PGTs of History, SSt and Economics during Inservice Course organized by KVS.

 

  • Principal, Indu Goswami was the course Director for 12 days , In-Service course of T.G.T. ( Eng) held from 19th May – 30th May 2009.

 

  • Miss Indu Goswami, Principal attended 5 days Leadership Training Programme for Education Officer and Principals at National Institute of Indian Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake ,PO NITIE, Mumbai 400087 from 11th Jan ’09 to 17th Jan ’09

 

  • Miss S Aiman Hashmi TGT English attended 5 days Hornby Seminar on Materials Development and Bilingual Education organized by British Council, India from 19th Jan’09 to 23rd Jan ’09.

 

  • ‘Learning English Without Burden’-paper by Ms.Aiman Hashmi TGT (Eng) selected for presentation at the Conference on Best Teaching Practices using ICET 2008 organized by NIIT on 22nd & 23rd Dec’08.
  • Miss S Aiman Hashmi (TGT Eng) topped in the German Language A2 Exam and went to Germany for two months (Oct and Nov.) to pursue B1.  The programme is organized by KVS and Max Mueller Bhawan, Delhi.

 

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“Every day to something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. And remember that continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential because where you start is not important as where you finish.”

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