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Madhavan Nair dedicates Padma Vibhushan to ISRO staff

PTI  Bangalore, January 25, 2009
First Published: 19:48 IST(25/1/2009) | Last Updated: 19:50 IST(25/1/2009)

Padma Vibhushan awardee G Madhavan Nair has dedicated the award to the entire team of the Indian Space Research Organisation and believes that the national recognition has come because of ISRO's good work in recent years.

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"It's a great recognition at the national level. I owe it to the entire ISRO team who are behind me", the ISRO Chairman said after it was announced that he is one of the 10 Padma Vibhushan awardees.

"I think ISRO has been doing very well in the last few years. If you take the last five years, we (ISRO) have completed something like 23 missions", he said. "I have a really golden opportunity to lead such a wonderful team. Recognition has come on account of that".

"I am extremely proud of my people (ISRO staff), as well as the country", Nair said.


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