🔆 National Metallurgist Award
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✅ Approval by the Ministry of Steel for the National Metallurgist Awards.
♻️ Details :
✅ The National Metallurgist Awards, 2022 has been approved by the Ministry of Steel, to recognise the contributions of metallurgists in the Iron & Steel sector.
✅ Nominations for the award shall be invited online through the NMA portal.
✅ The awards ceremony is held every year on 3 February.
✅ On 3rd February 1959, Dr Rajendra Prasad commissioned the first blast furnace in the country, at Rourkela.
✅ The National Metallurgist Awards have been instituted to recognise the contribution of metallurgists in the metallurgical field under the following categories :
🔸 Lifetime Achievement Award
🔸 National Metallurgist Award
🔸 Young Metallurgist (Metal Science)
🔸 Young Metallurgist (Environmental Science)
🔸 Award for R&D in Iron and Steel Sector
♻️ Background of the awards :
✅ The National Metallurgy Day Awards was instituted in 1962 by GoI’s Ministry of Steel & Mines in order to encourage metallurgy in India.
✅ The awards are presented annually.
✅ As per the direction from MHA, it is proposed to change the name of the awards, to make it more stringent so as to enhance its stature.