Saturday, 26 October 2013

More Young Person's Awards

It's good to see so much recent news of awards to young people. Now news from India, submitted by D.M.R. Sekhar.

The Mineral Engineering Science Association of India confers four MESA Awards to young and promising mineral engineers/ scientists every year. These awards were instituted in the honour of Prof. C. Mahadevan, Prof. C. Chiranjeevi, AC Datta and BN Chaterjee.

The photo below shows Dr. Y. Rama Murthy being presented with one of these awards by Ibrahim Ali, Director of Wonder Cement. Dr. Rama Murthy received the AC Datta MESA Award on 15th September at the Institution of Engineers, Udaipur Chapter, for his research that led to the reduction of chromite losses in an operating plant. He is a Principal Researcher with Tata Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur. The award was presented by Akhilesh Joshi, CEO, M/s Hindustan Zinc Ltd.

Dr. Rama Murthy with Mr. Joshi and Ibrahim Ali of Wonder Cement


  1. Let me compliment you,once again, for encouraging the budding Mineral Engns by giving the news on MEI Online; my special mention about Dr.Sekhar also who instituted these awards-- all shows your commiment to this very exciting profession i.e.Mineral Engineering.
    Best wishes to the awardees.

  2. I would like to thank Dr D M R Sekhar for his sincere efforts to recognize Young Scientists/Mineral Engineers of India.

    with thanks

    Sunil Kumar Tripathy

  3. Congrats Rammurthy, keep it up.

  4. Congratulations to all award winners and thanks to Dr.B.A.Wills for encouraging Young Mineral engineers by covering news on awards. This will not only boost their commitment to the profession and will drive more young engineers towards this profession.

  5. Congratulations,,,I would like to thank Dr D M R Sekhar for his efforts in Mineral Engineering..

  6. Dear all

    My heartfelt thanks for your wishes.

    My gratitude is also to Dr. DMR Sekhar and Dr. Wills for recognizing and giving a good plat form for the Young Mineral Engineers through MESA Award and MEI Online.

    Thanks are also to Dr.T.C.Rao for his support and encouragement.

    Y.Rama Murthy

  7. Dear Dr. BA Wills,

    Thanks for publishing the news about MESA Awards. I wish some of the MESA Awardees will get “National Mineral Award” in future conferred by Government of India.

    DMR Sekhar

  8. After seeing the MESA Award Photo of a young Indian Mineral Engineer, Dr Y Rama Murthy on the MEI blog I felt I should put some of my views on record. Acknowledging others contribution honestly and giving due recognition to others needs courage. This is the greatest quality you have with you. Besides your passion and commitment to the subject Mineral Engineering your belongingness to this Profession has kept the flag of Mineral Engineering flying high in today’s world. I hope the mineral industry recognises your service being rendered.
    At this stage I can say only THANKS to you because you deserve much more than this. I also thank Dr DMR Sekhar for his encouragement.
    My congratulations to Dr Rama Murthy
    Prof Nikkam Suresh, Dept of Fuel & Mineral Engineering, Indian School of Mines,


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