Prof Swaminathan to receive ‘National Basava Krishi Award 2017’
Chennai, January 3, 2017: The National Basava Krishi Award 2017 is to be awarded to Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder MSSRF by the Lingayat Panchamasali Mahapeetha of Karnataka. In a meeting in Chennai today, Sri Jagadguru Basavajaya Mrutyunjaya Swamiji of the Mahapeetha, met Prof M S Swaminathan along with a delegation comprising Dr S B Dandin, Founder VC University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot and Dr Ashok S Alur, Special Officer of the University, to formally invite him to accept the award. The award function will take place in Chennai on the 24th of January. Farming community representatives from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu besides ministers and other dignitaries are expected to attend the programme.
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.