V Thomas Prasad
V Thomas Prasad has done exemplary work in the field of weather forecasting and is associated with Climate Resilient Observing System Promotion Council. He is a mentor to the elite community and has worked with state government of Tamil Nadu for early warning of disasters. Mr.Thomas has partnered with IMD in educating a large machinery for quick and effective ways to Disaster Response.
He has also worked with COL Sanjay Srivastava on Lightning resilient India campaign - a pioneering initiative earning an award for the same. Cyclone Fani forecast and specific updates were much appreciated by Dr. KJ Ramesh and Bishnupatha Sethi Senior relief commissioner Odisha. Kerala floods have been warned 2-3 months in advance. CROPC saved 2500 plus lives prevented a potential loss of 10,000 crore rupees atleast and has created lightning awareness to the most vulnerable communities as well as the educated. He volunteers because “Nothing gives satisfaction than saving lives especially when they have no hopes or very little way forward”.