Vol. 3 No. 8 "India is the cradle of the human race... " - Mark Twain
March 2009 "Canada is one of the oldest federations the planet still has up and running." - Roy MacGregor
The Meritorious Achievement is given to members of ACGIH® who have made outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene.
First presented in 1957, the Meritorious Achievement Award is the organization's oldest award. It has been given to individuals for singular achievement and to groups for collective accomplishment.
On receiving the news about this award, Gyan Rajhans said, "This is the highest award in the field, almost like a Life Achievement Award. I am truly humbled."
now, Rajhans considered his greatest professional achievement was
when he was elected Chair of the American Conference of
Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) in 1997. 6000 members
participated from across the globe in this decision, thus making
him the first Indo-Canadian to achieve this distinction in the 60
year history of the Conference.
completed an Engineering degree in Mining Engineering at the
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Rajhans came to Canada in 1964
on a student visa to do his post-graduate studies at Queens
University in Kingston Ontario. He secured a position with the
Ontario Ministry of Health.
[Editor's Note: Gyan Rajhans has varied interests, including but not limited to, broadcasting and writing. His columns on Spirituality have been published in South Asian Outlook e-Monthly since 2003.]