Congratulation to Dr. Indresh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, for receiving the “Professor D. K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award” of the Department of Organic Chemistry, IISc., Bangalore, for the year 2016. This award was instituted in the year 2000 through a grant from Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Hon. President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, in memory of Professor D. K. Banerjee, former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- and a citation. Dr. Indresh Kumar delivered an invited “Professor D. K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture” at IISc-Bangalore on March 22, 2017, on his recent research contributions in organic synthesis.