Kalam, Hegde to get S R Jindal Prize

Former president A P J Abdul Kalam and ex-Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde would be bestowed with the S R Jindal Prize for their contributions in the field of Science and Technology and social development.

The awards carrying a cash prize of Rs 1 crore each would be presented on February 23 here.Sitaram Jindal, patron of Sitaram Jindal Foundation and CMD of Jindal Aluminium, said the sole objective of instituting the Jindal Prize and S R Jindal prize for individuals and organisations is to motivate others to come forward and engage in such acts of welfare for the citizens.

Other awards like Jindal Prizes for Education, Health and Rural Development and S R Jindal Prizes for Crusade Against Corruption, Rural Development and gallantry awards would also be given away on February 23, a release said. 

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