Akash Srivastava of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, received the Shreshth UP Ratna Awardfor his research and innovation. He was an alumnus of the B Tech (2014-2017) mechanical batch. He received this honour on 30 October in the Shresth UP program of UP Development Foundation in Lucknow in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Shri Brajesh Pathak, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deoria MP Shri Ramapati Ram Tripathi and Cabinet Minister Shri Dharamvir Prajapati. In addition, Akash Srivastava has 29 patents, 19 design patents and 11 research papers. He is currently serving as a Chief Technology Officer at Flydex Automobiles Pvt Ltd, a startup funded by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Center.In this program, about 36 people from across the Indian states have been honoured for social service, environment, education, research, sports, medicine, media, literature, cinema etc. The program was conducted by Shri Chandra Bhushan Pandey, Independent Director, National Chemical Factory. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, while addressing the gathering, sent best wishes for the future to all the awardees and asked them to continue working for society and the state.