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Dr Sarma named Tech Awards laureate

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 17 � Dr Pradip Kumar Sarma of Assam, founder of the Rickshaw Bank, has been named as a laureate of the Tech Awards 2011. He is one of the 15 global innovators recognized this year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

The Tech Awards, a signature programme of the Tech Museum, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected Dr Sarma from among hundreds of nominations representing 54 countries.

The Tech Awards, meant for the technology that benefits humanity, is one of the premier annual humanitarian award programmes in the world that recognises technical solutions that benefit humanity and addresses the most critical issues facing our planet and its people.

The awards programme honours 15 scientists and innovators annually alongside the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award. Laureates are selected by a prestigious panel of international judges organized by the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, and made up of Santa Clara University faculty as well as leaders from educational and research institutions, industry and the public sector around the world.

Established in 2000, the Tech Awards recognizes 15 laureates in five universal categories: education, equality, environment, economic development and health. One laureate in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during the annual Awards Gala in Santa Clara California, on October 20.

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Dr Sarma named Tech Awards laureate

GUWAHATI, Sept 17 � Dr Pradip Kumar Sarma of Assam, founder of the Rickshaw Bank, has been named as a laureate of the Tech Awards 2011. He is one of the 15 global innovators recognized this year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

The Tech Awards, a signature programme of the Tech Museum, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected Dr Sarma from among hundreds of nominations representing 54 countries.

The Tech Awards, meant for the technology that benefits humanity, is one of the premier annual humanitarian award programmes in the world that recognises technical solutions that benefit humanity and addresses the most critical issues facing our planet and its people.

The awards programme honours 15 scientists and innovators annually alongside the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award. Laureates are selected by a prestigious panel of international judges organized by the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, and made up of Santa Clara University faculty as well as leaders from educational and research institutions, industry and the public sector around the world.

Established in 2000, the Tech Awards recognizes 15 laureates in five universal categories: education, equality, environment, economic development and health. One laureate in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during the annual Awards Gala in Santa Clara California, on October 20.