NEW DELHI, November 25 2004
The French government will honour H.L. Suresh of S.S. Consultants for
his outstanding contribution to the Indo-French Technical Association
(IFTA), an embassy communiqué said on Wednesday.
Suresh, who is chairman of the association's Delhi chapter, will be
conferred the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite
at a reception to be hosted here on Thursday by French Ambassador to
India Dominique Girard.
A chemical engineer by profession, Suresh has a master's degree in
petroleum refining and chemical engineering from the Ecole Nationale
Superieure du Petrole et Des Moteurs, France.
IFTA was founded in 1966 by a group of engineers, scientists and technologists
who had secured specialised training in France with an aim to promote
scientific and technical collaborations between India and France.
Since its formation in 1966, IFTA has set up chapters in Bangalore,
Dehradun, Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Kolkata and Pilani (Rajasthan),
expanding its membership to over 800 members.