Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (HMI) today presented the 10th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist's (Y-E-S) Award for 2016 to 14 students from the IITs, across India.
The Y-E-S Award was instituted by Honda Foundation in India in the year 2007. In India it is facilitated by Honda Motor India to nurture young students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and aspire for higher academic achievement. With this program, Honda Foundation hopes to promote dissemination of eco-technology among the young generations. It also provides platform for Japanese & Indian students to interact and exchange ideas related to science, technology and industry.
Y-E-S Award is being given every year to bright students of the IITs after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of senior Honda executives and prominent Indian scientists.
Chief Guest Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, presented the Award to the students in recognition of their outstanding all-round performance in academics. Also present on the occasion, was Hiroto Ishida, President, Honda Foundation who was the Guest of Honor.
A scholarship of cash equivalent of US $3000 each, was presented to 14 students selected from eight IITs - Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and BHU on the basis of their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), essays and 2 rounds of personal interviews with the selection committee of Honda Executives and Shirish Garud, Director- TERI, the chief assessor of the selection committee.