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MS Swaminathan to be conferred Bharat Ratna, announces PM Modi

‘MS Swaminathan (L) was somebody I knew intently and I at all times valued his insights and inputs,’ mentioned PM Modi. Supply: X/@narendramodi

Agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan can be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced on Friday.

“He played a pivotal role in helping India achieve self-reliance in agriculture during challenging times and made outstanding efforts towards modernising Indian agriculture,” PM Modi mentioned, saying the choice of the Authorities of India on conferring Bharat Ratna to MS Swaminathan.

The Prime Minister additional mentioned, “We also recognise his invaluable work as an innovator and mentor and encouraging learning and research among several students. Dr. Swaminathan’s visionary leadership has not only transformed Indian agriculture but also ensured the nation’s food security and prosperity.”

“He was someone I knew closely and l always valued his insights and inputs,” PM Modi mentioned.

PM Modi has additionally introduced that former prime ministers PV Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh can be honoured with the Bharat Ratna.

The Indian authorities had earlier introduced the nation’s highest civilian honour for LK Advani and Karpoori Thakur.

MS Swaminathan, Father of Inexperienced Revolution

Monkomb Sambasivan Swaminathan, or MS Swaminathan, handed away on 28 September, 2023. He was known as the ‘Father of the Green Revolution’ for his main function within the set of adjustments launched in farming within the Sixties and ‘70s that helped India obtain meals safety.

Swaminathan cleared his civil companies examination, however since he had curiosity in agriculture and ended up pursuing analysis within the subject.

He had served at plenty of establishments associated to the agriculture sector in each India and overseas – as an Impartial Chairman of the Meals and Agricultural Organisation Council (1981-85), President of the Worldwide Union for the Conservation of Nature and Pure Sources (1984-90), President of the World Broad Fund for Nature (India) from 1989-96 and the Director Basic of Indian Council of Agricultural Analysis (ICAR).

With inputs from companies

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