TN CM MK Stalin, leaders, condole death of renowned Agri scientist Swaminathan
Thursday, 28 September 2023 (17:24 IST)
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin and leaders of various parties condoled the death of eminent Agricultural scientist and MSSRF Founder Prof M.S.Swaminathan here on Thursday.
In a social media post Mr Stalin said "Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of eminent agro scientist Thiru M.S. Swaminathan."
His pioneering work in the field of sustainable food security has had a profound impact worldwide, Mr Stalin said..
"I will always cherish the moments I spent with him", he added.
"My thoughts are with his family and the global science community during this difficult time", Mr Stalin said.
Leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu also condoled the death of MSSRF Founder and recalled his contributions in eradicating hunger and sustaining food security of the Nation.
AIADMK General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Edappadi K.Palaniswami said he was deeply saddened by the passing away of Prof Swaminathan, who was respected across the world and hailed as the father of ‘Green Revolution’.
In a statement here, he said Dr Swaminathan had the affection of late Chief Ministers M.G.Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa and was a recepient of various National and International awards.
Crediting Dr Swaminathan for creating new types of food grains and pesticides for the development of the Indian agricultural sector, Mr Palaniswami expressed his condolences to his family, those in the field of agriculture and the farming community.
In his condolence message, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President K.S. Alagiri said Prof Swaminathan spent a major part of his life in improving the agricultural produce in the country through the five-year plans of the Union government.
He said it was the Commission constituted by the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre under the Chairmanship of Dr Swaminathan that recommended a higher minimum support price for the farmers and ensured their livelihood.
Tamil Maanila Congress President and former Union Minister G.K. Vasan said what the country was today witnessing in agriculture, it was because of the foundation laid by Prof Swaminathan.
He said Dr Swaminathan shared a close relationship with late Congress leader G.K. Moopanar.
Mr. Vasan also recalled that he worked with Prof Swaminathan when both were Rajya Sabha members. (UNI)