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Anil Rajvanshi
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Born
Lucknow
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Indian Institute of Technology
Known forDirecting NARI research in rural development
AwardsJamnalal Bajaj Award (2001),
Solar Hall of Fame (1998),
Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Florida (2014),
Padma Shri (2022)
Scientific career
FieldsEngineering
InstitutionsNimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
University of Florida

Anil K. Rajvanshi is an academic from India, and is the current Director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).

Rajvanshi was born and raised in Lucknow, India. He has been the director of NARI at Maharashtra, India since 1981. Prior to taking this position he served on the faculty at the University of Florida. Dr. Rajvanshi has more than 35 years of experience in renewable energy research, rural and sustainable development. He has more than 150 publications and 7 patents to his credit.

Rajvanshi has been inducted into the Solar Hall of Fame (1998). He has received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2001,[1] the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) award in 2002 and an Energy Globe Award in the AIR category in 2004. In 2009 he received the Globe Award for Sustainability Research.[2] and in 2014 he became the first Indian to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida.[3][4][5] Recently he has been given the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.[6][7] In 2022 he was given one of the highest civilian award of India Padma Shri.[8]

Padma Shri to Anil Rajvanshi
Padma Shri to Anil Rajvanshi

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India

India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The nation's capital city is New Delhi.

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is a non-governmental organisation and non-profit research and development institute in Tambmal, Phaltan, Maharashtra, India. The institute undertakes research and development in the fields of agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry and sustainable development. The institute was founded in 1968 by Shri B. V. Nimbkar, who remained its president until 1990. Dr.Anil K. Rajvanshi is currently the director of the institute whereas Dr. Nandini Nimbkar is the president.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India and the second-most populous country subdivision globally. It was formed on 1 May 1960 by splitting the bilingual Bombay State, which had existed since 1956, into majority Marathi-speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati-speaking Gujarat. Maharashtra is home to the Marathi people, the predominant ethno-linguistic group, who speak the Marathi language, the official language of the state. The state is divided into 6 divisions and 36 districts, with the state capital being Mumbai, the most populous urban area in India, and Nagpur serving as the winter capital, which also hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Godavari and Krishna are the two major rivers in the state. Forests cover 16.47 per cent of the state's geographical area. Out of the total cultivable land in the state, about 60 per cent is used for grain crops in the Deccan region, rice in coastal Konkan, and other high rainfall areas.

University of Florida

University of Florida

The University of Florida is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida, traces its origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.

Jamnalal Bajaj Award

Jamnalal Bajaj Award

Jamnalal Bajaj Award is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, community service and social development. Established in 1978, by the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of Bajaj Group, it is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice president, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure. The foundation currently headed by Rahul Bajaj, was created in 1977, in the memory of group founder, philanthropist and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Jamnalal Bajaj. The award ceremony takes place on his birth anniversary, November 4.

Globe Award

Globe Award

Globe Award is an international sustainability award which aims at encouraging and promoting individual scientists as well as groups of innovators in the corporate and public sector that have excelled in sustainable development in the world. Globe Award is a not-for-profit organization which focuses on fostering sustainability within societies. Globe Award’s main goal is to inspire actors to take responsibility and act globally through awarding great causes within research, innovations, municipalities and companies.

Padma Shri

Padma Shri

Padma Shri, also spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, literature, science, acting, medicine, social service and public affairs". It is awarded by the Government of India every year on India's Republic Day.

Education

Books and writings

  • 1970s America - an Indian Student's Journey[9][10]
  • Nature of Human Thought[11]
  • Romance of Innovation - A human interest story of doing R&D in rural setting[12][13]
  • A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance[14]
  • Exploring the Mind of God [15] [16]

Rajvanshi is a regular blogger for Times of India (Speaking Tree),[17] Huffington Post,[18] Thrive Global and South Asia Monitor.[19] He is also a regular podcaster.[20]

Source: "Anil K. Rajvanshi", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anil_K._Rajvanshi.

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References
  1. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Archive". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
  2. ^ "Globe Award to Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute".
  3. ^ "Gator Engineering honors Distinguished Alumnus awardees". Powering the New Engineer. 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "UF Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award Recipients" (PDF). fora.aa.ufl.edu.
  5. ^ "Anil Rajvanshi receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida". 5 May 2014.
  6. ^ "DORA | IIT Kanpur" (PDF). www.iitk.ac.in.
  7. ^ "Dr Anil K Rajvanshi". www.iitk.ac.in.
  8. ^ "MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS PRESS NOTE - Padma Awards" (PDF). 25 January 2022.
  9. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil Kumar (4 April 2007). 1970s America: An Indian Student's Journey. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). ISBN 9788190578110 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Book review in Current Science" (PDF).
  11. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. (30 August 2010). Nature of Human Thought (second edition): Essays on spirituality, technology and sustainability. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. ISBN 9788190578127 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. (1 July 2014). Romance of Innovation: A human interest story of R&D in rural setting. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). ISBN 9788190578134 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Book review in Current Science
  14. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. A life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. ISBN 9788190578158 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ "Exploring the Mind of God - How Technology Guided by Spirituality can lead to Happiness" – via www.youtube.com.
  16. ^ Swamy, M. R. Narayan. "Spirituality can lead to genuine happiness". South Asia Monitor.
  17. ^ "Anil Rajvanshi Master". www.speakingtree.in.
  18. ^ "Anil K Rajvanshi". HuffPost.
  19. ^ "Anil K. Rajvanshi". South Asia Monitor.
  20. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. "Anil K Rajvanshi – Podcast". Podtail.
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