(The Gist of PIB) Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards [JANUARY-2020]

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards

  • Eminent Agricultural Scientist Dr. M S Swaminathan and well-known social worker, Dr. Gutta Muniratnam were respectively chosen as the first recipients of ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence’ and ‘Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service’’


  • The National Award for Excellence was instituted by the Muppavarapu Foundation, while the one for Social Service was launched by the Swarna Bharat Trust, in Hyderabad.
  • M.S. Swaminathan, a plant geneticist by training, was awarded for his distinguished contributions to the field of agriculture. He is widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement.
  • Dr. G Muniratnam was awarded for his extraordinary contribution in improving the quality of people’s lives through social service. He is Founder Secretary of Tirupati -based Rashtriya Seva Samiti and an exemplary social worker.
  • Each award carries a cash prize of Rupees Five Lakh and citation.

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