Chennai, August 26, 2016: Today is Mother Teresa’s birth anniversary. She has now been declared as a Saint. Coming from a distant land, she chose India as her motherland because of the prevalence of extreme poverty and suffering. She showed how human sympathy and concern can make a large difference in the lives of the poor. She will always remain a torch bearer of a human civilisation characterised by compassion and concern for nature and for each other.
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.