Both Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Siliguri MLA Dr Shankar Ghosh congratulated Dr Eklabya Sharma on being awarded the Padma Shri.
Both Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Siliguri MLA Dr Shankar Ghosh congratulated Dr Eklabya Sharma on being awarded the Padma Shri. While Mr Bista extended his heartiest congratulations to Dr Eklabya Sharma on social media, Dr Ghosh today met Dr Sharma at his Siliguri residence.
Dr Sharma, originally from St Mary’s in Kurseong, had previously served as the deputy director general at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu. He was also the head and the founding scientist incharge of GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Sikkim, Darjeeling MP Mr Bista said.
Dr Sharma is the chairperson of Science Advisory Committee of GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and a fellow of Indian National Science Academy. He had joined as the vice chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, previously known as TERI University, Delhi. Currently, he is serving as the Strategic Advisor and Distinguished Senior Fellow in Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore