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Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards

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With reference to Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards, consider the following statements
1.M.S. Swaminathan was awarded for his distinguished contributions to the field of agriculture.
2.Dr G Muniratnam, was awarded for his extraordinary contribution in improving quality of people’s lives through social service.
Which of the following statement is/are correct?

1.1 only
2.2 only
3.Both 1 and 2
4.Neither 1 nor 2
  • Eminent Agricultural Scientist Dr M S Swaminathan and well-known social worker, Dr. Gutta Muniratnam were respectively chosen as the first recipients of ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence’ and ‘Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service’’
  • The National Award for Excellence was instituted by the Muppavarapu Foundation, while the one for Social Service was launched by the Swarna Bharat Trust, in Hyderabad on 9th January, 2020.
  • Prof. M.S. Swaminathan was awarded for his distinguished contributions to the field of agriculture while Dr G Muniratnam, was awarded for his extraordinary contribution in improving quality of people’s lives through social service.
  • A plant geneticist by training, Professor Swaminathan's contributions to the agricultural renaissance of India have led to his being widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement.
  • Dr Muniratnam is Founder Secretary of Tirupati -based Rashtriya Seva Samiti and an exemplary social worker. He dedicated his life to the cause of transforming rural India by empowering people.
  • The announcement on the awards was made during the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Muppavarapu Foundation and Sankranthi Sambaralu (festivities) organized in Hyderabad.
  • Each award carries a cash prize of Rupees Five Lakh and citation.






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