• Mon. May 27th, 2024

IIT Roorkee Prof. Shishir Sinha receives Digital India Awards 2022 Silver award

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee ( IIT Roorkee) congratulates Prof. Shishir Sinha, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, on receiving Digital India 2022 Silver Icon Award on behalf of Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET).

The award was given by President of India Droupadi Murmu under the category of “Best web & Mobile initiatives complying with GIGW & Accessibility Guidelines”

Prof. Sinha, presently holds the position of Director General, CIPET (Dept of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India). He is among the leading academicians in India who are working on technologies of national importance which includes waste polymer to value added products.

The award is a befitting recognition of the outstanding contributions of the brand CIPET to national development for Exemplary Initiatives in Digital Governance. IIT Roorkee is proud as CIPET is touching the heights of success under the leadership of Prof. ShiShir Sinha.

The Government of India has adopted a Digital India vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Digital India awards 2022 presents an opportunity to bring to the fore the digital initiatives. These awards are to encourage and honour innovative digital solutions by government entities at all levels. DIA 2022 aims to inspire and motivate not only government entities but also startups in fulfilling the Digital India vision.

Along with the President of India, the Minister for Electronics and IT Communications and Railways, Shri.Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Shri.Alkesh Kumar Sharma were also present during the event in New Delhi, along with other dignitaries. The award ceremony was held on 7th January 2023.

On receiving the Digital India award 2022, Prof. Shishir Sinha, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee and Director General, CIPET, said, “CIPET being a 54 year old organisation started digitising its activities in phased manner with support and guidance of DCPC. These initiative facilitates the students,customers,Industry and all the stakeholders to know updated information on the STAR activities that are being carried out by CIPET.”

Prof. Shishir Sinha further added, “This type of highest recognition boosts morale of employees in making CIPET Atmanirbhar.”

Congratulating Prof. Sinha and CIPET on receiving the award, Prof. K K Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, “This recognizes the work done by CIPET Team under the leadership of Prof. Sinha.”

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