Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conferred the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof Digambar Behera.
Behera is senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.
Instituted by Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA), the award is given to an Odia Scientist working any where in India or abroad each year for his/her lifetime research contributions in the field of science and technology.
The award is given by OBA each year for outstanding research contribution in science and technology, during the five years preceding the year of award.
After felicitating the scientists, Patnaik said he has been emphasizing three Ts — Teamwork, Technology and Transparency — for better governance and delivery of public services, which eventually led to the fourth T, Transformation of the State with the help of science and technology.