Dr Norman E Borlaug Birth Anniversary: Prof Swaminathan
Chennai, March 26, 2018: Sunday, March 25, 2018 was 104th birthday of Norman Borlaug. The World Food Prize Foundation headed by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn has given high priority to youth education programs. Today, there is also an African Youth Institute with Borlaug Adesina Scholars. Borlaug Youth Institutes are being established at different places. It is high time that in India we have special Youth Institute to empower young scholars technically and instils sense of pride in national achievements and a commitment to create a new India where no one goes to bed hungry and where no child, woman or man’s innate physical and mental capacity will be impaired by malnutrition.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.