(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
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
Each award carries a cash prize of Rupees Five Lakh and citation.