Mumbai, Oct 6 (UNI) Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) Chairman and Managing Director Dr Shreyans Kumar Jain has become the first Indian to be elected as the President of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).
Dr Jain was elected for the post during WANO's ninth Biennial General Meeting at Chicago last month. He would continue to hold this position till January 2010 when NPCIL would be hosting the next Biennial General Meeting in New Delhi, a NPCIL official release here today said.
Subsequently, Director (Operations) G Nageswara Rao was conferred with ''WANO Nuclear Excellence Award 2007'' for his contributions towards safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants in India.
WANO is a non-profit and non-governmental world body, which promotes the maximum safety and reliability of the operation of the nuclear power plants by exchanging information and encouraging communication amongst the member nations. India is one of the founder members of this world body, the release added.