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Swami Vivekananda National Award-2011 conferred upon Dr. Nikhil Vijay Shende, Director, SandI

Ramkrishan-Vivekananda International Foundation has conferred the "Swami Vivekananda National Award-2011" for Entrepreneurship upon Dr. Nikhil Vijay Shende, Director, SandI in recognition of his extra-ordinary contribution in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics & Services and Spectacular Scientific Entrepreneurship as first generation entrepreneur.

Swami Vivekananda National Award is a highly prestigious award for the country which was instituted by the late prime minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi on 12th January 1984 on the eve of 125th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The committee constituted for this award comprised of a set of luminaries under the Chairmanship of Mr. Justice (retd.) A. M. Ahmadi, honorable former chief justice of India.

Ramkrishan-Vivekananda International Foundation has identified 29 awardees in 12 award categories. The award winners include Dr. Vijay Mallya, Miss Kiran Muzumdar Shaw, Jimmy Wales and C. Rajendra Kumar.