Mr. Rakesh Khatri won National Award for Science and Technology Communication through Traditional and Innovative Methods. He received the award from Mr. Rakesh Khatri receives National Award from Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, during a celebration of National Science Day in New Delhi.

Rakesh Khatri is an naturalist and a filmmaker who has spent three decades spreading scientific awareness for a sustainable. He is an active member of Eco Vision Indica (EVI).

future. He is popularizing Science & Technology through organizing theatre, workshops, making films, innovative models and games and nature walks. He has carried out campaigns and trainings for teachers & students for spreading scientific literacy about saving birds, biodiversity, conserving water and nature, managing e waste, etc. He has promoted green media literacy through alliances with national media and international organizations. He established pan India networks like with educators, creatives, students, volunteers, schools, colleges, and NGOs. He also conducted more than 1600 workshops, built and installed 1,25,000 sparrow nests made of jute, wood and other recyclable materials