Stephanian Nirat Alva was recently honoured in New Delhi. Niret is part of a truly outstanding family. His mother, Margret Alva, is the politician and also who was a Minister in the Indian Government of Rajiv Gandhi. Margret Alva won many battles for the underprivileged and for the women of India.
They hail from the town of Mangalore, where Annikki and I spent a lovely few days many years ago. To read about the outstanding Alva family, do read this article from The Mangalorean: Alva Brothers: The Hottest Television Producers
Click on the quote below to rad the entire news item about the award given to Niret..
Niret Alva receives National Award for outstanding efforts in science and technology communication through electronic medium
New Delhi, March 5
Following the announcement of National Awards in Science and Technology Communication by Department of Science and Technology, Government Of India, a special felicitation ceremony for the awardees was hosted by Hon’ble President Of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam on March 02, 2007 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Niret Alva, Co-founder of Miditech was conferred with the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology in Electronic Medium. Present at the award function were, Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister for Science and Technology and R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor......
.....Niret has a long and distinguished career as reporter, anchor and director. He is a graduate in History from St. Stephen's College Delhi, a post graduate diploma in journalism holder from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications, a recipient of a certificate from the Radio Netherlands Training Centre in Hilversum(Holland) for a News and Current Affairs course in Television and has earned a law degree(LLB) from Mumbai university. .....
I am sure all of you will join me in offering congratulations to Nirat.
Also, I look forward to any of you with a personal insight into this great Stephanian sending me your views about this talented young man.