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Prof M S Swaminathan honoured with MVN National Award

Eminent Agricultural Scientist, Prof M S Swaminathan was recently chosen as the first recipient of ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence’. Dr Swaminathan was awarded for his distinguished contributions to the field of agriculture. Dr Swaminathan is the “Father of the Green Revolution in India and the Doyen of Agricultural Science”.

At the same time, a well-known social worker, Dr Gutta Muniratnam was felicitated with ‘Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service‘. Dr Swaminathan could not attend the function, while Dr Muniratnam was present and received the award from the Vice President, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu. Each award carries a cash prize of Rupees Five Lakh and citation.