Chenai, January 1, 2019: Dear Members of the MSSRF family, I send you all my very best wishes for your health and happiness during 2019. We will shortly be completing 30 years of productive work but our challenges for the future are great due to both economic and ecological factors. We should therefore redouble our efforts to improve the relevance and excellence of our various research, training and extension programmes.
We should keep the following poem by Maria Rilke as our goal:
“Again and again in history
Some special people wake up
They have no ground in the crowd
They move to broader laws
They carry strange customs with them
And demand room for bold and
The future speaks ruthlessly through them
They change the world”
– Maria Rilke Ranier
With my best wishes for everyone in your family for a satisfying and meaningful New Year,
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.