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Mangalore: Indian Institute of Space Science awards gold medal to Sowmya Kamath

Mangalore: Indian Institute of Space Science awards gold medal to Sowmya Kamath

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Mangalore, Jun 4: IIST, the elite space science institute, has awarded the coveted gold medal to Sowmya Kamath of Mangalore for being the topper in Physical Science.

She received the honour from Dr R Chidambaram, the eminent nuclear scientist and metallurgist (currently serving as the principal scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of India) and former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who is also the chancellor of IIST during the convocation held on Monday June 3 at IIST campus in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram is Asia’s first Space University. It functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Government of India. IIST has the unique mandate of encouraging and equipping brilliant youngsters from all parts of the country to take up a career as Scientist/Engineer in the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

An alumnus of St Agnes Institutions and Canara PU College, Sowmya Kamath is the daughter Shantha and Surathkal Srinivas Kamath of Pound Garden, Kadri, Mangalore.

At present she is working as a scientist at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, the national research institute for space and allied sciences founded by Dr Vikram Sarabhai and a subsidiary of ISRO.

Last year, her sister Dr Shwetha Kamath was conferred the gold medal for Best Junior Resident for 2012 by Dr Pranab Mukherjee, President of India during the convocation ceremony of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) held in New Delhi.

 

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  • Henry J. pinto, Karkala/Bangalore/USAk

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    Congratulations dear Soumya.May God bless you both sisters for your great achievement and making us Mangaloreans proud. May God help you to climb the ladder of success. May your breed increase & let you be a guiding light to our youngsters.

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  • Christabel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 7 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS DEAR SOUMYA WISH U
    ALL THE BEST.

    FROM / CHRISTABEL

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  • Ashok Bhat, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 6 2013

    Congrats to both sisters - Soumya ad Shewta. You are the true representative of this soil. All the best and GOD bless

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  • D Bhat, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 6 2013

    Both sisters are amazing!! India is lucky that they haven't gone abroad yet - obviously if they want they can go anywhere in the world and they will be welcomed!!

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  • Ahmed, Yanbu K.S.A

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations!! Ms.Sowmya Kamath
    All the very best for your bright Future.

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  • CHETHANA PAI B.H., ``PHALGUNA'' KADRI ROAD, MANGALORE-575 003. D.K.

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    CONGRATS !! WISH YOU MANY MORE LAURELS IN YOUR ENDEAVOUR!!!

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Kamath sisters, we are proud of you.
    Wish you both a good health, wealth and luck.

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  • Asif, Ujire

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations Ms.Sowmya Kamath..
    Good luck for your bright Future..

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  • Lancy, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    'Congratulations' Sowmya, you have made us Mangaloreans proud because of your achievements, Keep it up!

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  • Nagesh Kamath, Karkala

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congrats! Soumya and Shewtha for your Studios efforts in bringing name to coastal karnataka. We are proud of you Sisters. May God Bless you with more and more recognitions and applauds.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Sowmya -Shwetha-
    Is there a third one by any chance?
    Then that 'jewel'would definitely be by the name 'Sushikshithaa'! What to say of this family where in their house the 'Goddess of Education' resides!
    You have all made us proud! God bless!

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations Ms Sowmya Kamath. Pls develop such a Spacecraft to air lift all our corrupt Politicians to them in the Space somewhere so that they can’t return to this beautiful Earth forever

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Sowmya Kamath, you are our pride.

    I rather congratulate the two achievers' parents for being their daughters' constant support, without which the girls would not have reached where they are at present. Shame to the society that wishes for boys to take on their family's name but see what the girls have achieved.

    We need more gems like Sowmya and Shwetha. Parents, please encourage your children and seek assistance if finance is the hurdle.

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  • Elfrida Saldanha , Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    congratulations Soumya....

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  • K.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulation Ms.Sowmya. All the best for your future assignments. Mangalore is Shining/

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  • Jennifer Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations Sowmya... very Proud of you.........

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  • Dr Menezes, Dr Menezes MD MRCOG,London

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Dear Sowmya
    Congratulations. you and your sister's performance and contributions has been excellent. You both are great resource for the country and mankind. All the best.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations Sowmya for academic achievement and God bless you always.

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  • hemachandra.b, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Congratulations!Ms.Sowmya Kamat

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  • jesse, mangalore kuwait

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    sowmya u made all of us proud. keep it up... we mangaloreans expect u to be the first mangalorean lady to space.

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  • sathish jm, kumpala/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Many congratulations Sowmya. Wish you all the best in your next assignments. A new star has emerged twinkling under Mangalore sky.

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  • mudartha l, kankanady mangalore

    Wed, Jun 5 2013

    Sowmya. u r great ma! keep it up.

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  • Dileep, Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 4 2013

    good achievement. many many congrats to sowmya kamath.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 4 2013

    Congratulations!Ms.Sowmya Kamat!

    Golden sisters of India..keep India Shining!

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 4 2013

    Many congrats Sowmya.

    Amazing achievement. Wishing you the

    very best for future endeavor in physical science.

    God bless.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 4 2013

    Congratulation Sowmya Kamath for your great performance in Space Science and receiving the award of gold medal from Indaian Institute of Space Science.Wish you all the best in your future endevour and let you be the topper in many more areas in future.Thanq.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Tue, Jun 4 2013

    Good news for Managloreans...M/S Sowmya Kamath, many many congratulations and good luck for your future endeavor in Physical Science.

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