Eminent agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan on 10 October 2013 selected for the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012.
About MS Swaminathan
• MS Swaminathan (Born 7 August 1925) is an Indian geneticist and former member of Rajya Sabha.
• MS Swaminathan contributed to the agricultural renaissance in the country and led the nation to achieve green revolution.
• MS Swaminathan has served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1966-72).
• He served as Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (1972-79).
About Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
The Indian national congress (i), in its centenary year 1985, instituted an Indira Gandhi award for national integration to give recognition to outstanding contribution to this cause by distinguished individuals or institutions.
The award carries a citation and cash award of 5 lakh rupees.
Previous recipients of the Award are Aruna Asaf Ali, P N Haksar, M S Subbulakshmi, A P J Abdul Kalam and Shankar Dayal Sharma and Rajiv Gandhi (posthumously).
Who: MS Swaminathan
Where: New Delhi
When: 10 October 2013