The eminent researcher,
dedicated educationist and internationally acclaimed environmentalist
Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra was born on January 10, 1939. He took the
degrees of B.Sc (Engineering), M.Sc (Engineering) and Ph.D. in Civil
Engineering from Banaras Hindu University.
His relationship with his Alma Mater continued when he joined the Dept. of Civil Engineering as a faculty member in 1961. In an association spanning over four decades Professor Mishra held many academic and administrative positions in the University including that of Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Coordinator of a few technical projects.
His achievements in the field of teaching, guiding research and the development of the laboratories and hydraulic section have been outstanding. He is a Fellow, Institution of Engineers and Member, International Association of Hydraulic Research.
Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra�s name is synonymous with the �Swatcha Ganga Campaign� � a unique effort to clean Ganga by creating an interface between science, technology, culture and faith at the national and international level. This initiative has been lauded by the UNEP at the time of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Brazil in 1992. The technical options developed by Swatcha Ganga use natural processes and gravity for cleaning Ganga and can serve as a model for other rivers of the region. This multidisciplinary movement spearheaded by Professor Veer Bhadra Mishara has been highly appreciated, by international media like New Yorker, Time Magazine, CNN and National Geographic.
Professor Mishra has been instrumental in reviving and protecting the rich and varied cultural traditions of India. The Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh and Dhrupad Mela are highlights in the calendar of every lover of Indian Classical Music. His association with the world famous Sankat Mochan Temple of Varanasi is well known.
He has received many national and international awards and recognitions including UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour, 7 Heroes of the Planet by Time Magazine and Maharana Udai Singh Award by Maharana Mewar Foundation Udaipur.
His religiosity, simplicity and commitment to his chosen cause makes him an icon for today�s youth.
(Professor Panjab Singh)