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  Hemant Lagvankar  
  (M.Sc., B.Ed.)
(Science Communicator and Educational Consultant)
 
     
  • Authored more than 35 Popular Science and Educational Books.  
  • Five of these books have been included in the List of Best Books by the Director of Education, Maharashtra State, Pune.
 
  • Author of 24 Educational Audio-Visual Multimedia CDs on Science.  
  • Member of Maharashtra State Curriculum Development Committee.  
  • Worked as ‘Principal Investigator’ for Secondary School Science Teachers’ Training Programme of Department of Education, Maharashtra state under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for the years 2015-16 and 2017-18.  
  • Worked on the Panel of writers of Dimploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) Course of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), the largest institute in the world in open schooling.  
  • Participated in more than 250 programmes on various issues in Science on All India Radio as a Script writer, Producer, and Narrator since 1989 and worked as an Expert Advisor for many radio serials.  
  • More than 950 articles on various Science related topics were published in various leading news papers, weeklies and magazines.  
  • Participated as a script writer and presenter in many programmes of Balchitrawani on Television.  
  • Member of Editorial Board of Marathi Magazine “Patrika” of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad since 2012.  
  • Since year 2000, working as a Member of Evaluators Panel and Resource Person of National Children Science Congress organized by National Council of Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.  
  • Delivered many speeches and worked as a resource persons in many workshops related to Constructive approach in Science Learning, Use of simple and low cost learning aids, Action research project.  
     
  Honours and Awards :  
  • Recipient of National Award 2013 of Government of India for Science Communication, the highest award to be given in the field of Science communication in the country.  
  • Honoured by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the outstanding contribution to Science Communication.  
  • Received ‘Manoramabai Apte Puraskar 2012’ of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad for the contribution in Science Communication through various media.  
  • Received ‘Adarsha Dombivlikar Puraskar 2012’ for the contribution to Science Communication.  
  • Received ‘Rotary Vocational Excellence Award’ in 2014 from Rotary Club of Dombivli City.  
  • Felicitated by V. G. Vaze College, Mulund with Alumni Achievers' Award 2017-18 for the contribution to the field of Science Communication at the National level.