Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Jan. 15 -- : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday presented the 'Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence' to eminent scientist MS Swaminathan, who he said has been playing a pioneering role in the advancement of agriculture.
"Swaminathan is the father of the green revolution in India and the doyen of agricultural Science. He has been playing a pioneering role in the advancement of agriculture and improving the lives of the farmers," Naidu said addressing a gathering here.
The Vice President said that Swaminathan has been acclaimed as one of the 20 most influential Asians of the 20th century by a renowned international magazine.
"He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme...