Submitted By Dr. K.S. MURTHY (Society of Dyers and
The Medals Committee makes careful assessment of the nominations received and the Trustee Board ratifies its recommendations. Medals awarded in recognition of exceptional service to the Society, outstanding contributions to the advancement of the knowledge of colouration technology, or in the interest of the tinctorial and allied industries or both, and achievement in the knowledge and practice of colour science and technology.
Medals conferred are Gold, Bar to Silver, Silver, Bronze, Centenary levels. Service to the Society may include an outstanding single contribution to the work of the Society related to a particular project, or devoted service over many years on headquarters-based and/or regional committees. Service to the industry (which includes academia) recognizes an outstanding single contribution to the tinctorial or allied industries, or prolonged valuable contribution to the society, which may be of a technological or educational in nature. Perkin Medal is the most prestigious medal awarded for discoveries.
I am proud to receive the Award and Certificate in person from President Richard Straughan “For sustained support for the Indian textile industry” at the Award ceremony on 26th April 2013 in Bradford, UK. The occasion was graced by my research supervisor Prof Ian Rattee (formerly of University of Leeds), student–successor Dr.David Lewis (my batch mate), Dr.Ian Holme and immediate past president Dr.S.Y.Kamat and my wife Subadra (formerly Critic for THE TIMES OF INDIA), son Niranjan (global healthcare professional in the USA), daughter-in-law Smitha (earlier working for World Environment Centre) and their toddler daughter Divya Lata who came from Washington DC.
I feel honoured to be given a small niche in the ‘hall of fame’ featuring stalwarts, albeit at a different level and immensely pleased that my work and years of committed efforts have been recognized and acknowledged by SDC internationally, rewarding me with this prestigious honour. I attribute this honour to support from Pidilite Industries Ltd, alma mater, classmates, and print media. This recognition motivates me further to promote the activities of textile processing and colorant industry with renewed enthusiasm.
Status - SDC established in 1884 is a global organization with Head Office and trading company based in Bradford, UK, Network of UK regions, with office in India, and regions in China, Hong Kong and Pakistan. Events, activities and training extend to Bangladesh, Mauritius, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam and beyond. Activities include COLOUR INDEX; Publications, Qualifications; Competitions; and development of standards for the colouration industry since 1920s. SDC works with people of all ages and abilities, particularly children and young people, delivering workshops and presentations.
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