France to honour Indian engineer

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.