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Recognitions/Awards received by PNASF


Dr. Prem Nath was awarded with “Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award -2014” in the form of mementos and certificate of merit by the Institution-Global Economic Progress and Research Association based in Chennai for his outstanding contribution in research, development and publications on food and agriculture on the occasion of “17th International Unity Conference on National Economic Growth Through Individual Contribution” held in Bangalore on March 08, 2014 at Hotel CITADEL, Bangalore. The guests of honour were Hon. Shri M. V. Rajasekharan, former Union Minister of State for Planning, Government of India; Dr. K. Narayana Gowda, Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), GKVK, Bangalore and Padma Shri Dr. Y.S. Rajan, ISRO. More than 100 participants were present.

Adhunik Prasati Award, Best Personalities of India Award, and Best Man Award conferred on Dr. Prem Nath for his outstanding contributions in national and international agriculture, social sector and communities by the Friendship Forum of India (FFI), New Delhi conferred during the National Seminar on Economic Growth and National Unity on March 30, 2012 at the C. D. Deshmukh Memorial Auditorium, Indian International Centre, New Delhi. Dr. G. V. G. Krishnamurthy, former Election Commissioner of India and Chief Guest on the occasion presented the Awards to Dr. Prem Nath. The award consisted of certificates, mementos and medals.

Dr. Prem Nath was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award-2012 in the form of citation and plaque by the Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India, New Delhi during its 2nd council meeting and National Conference on Water Quality and Management for Climate Resilient Agriculture held in Jalagaon, India, during May 28-31, 2013.

Dr. Prem Nath Received ‘Bharat Excellence Award’

Dr. Prem Nath receiving award from Mr. G.V.G. Krishnamutry, former Election Commissioner of India

Dr. Prem Nath, Chairman, PNASF was conferred with National Bharat Excellence Award during the national level seminar on ‘Economic Growth and National Unity’ organized by the Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi - 110 049 on November 27, 2011 held at C D. Deshmukh Memorial Auditorium, the India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003. The Seminar centered around the economic growth and national unity attained by India since its independence. It was presided over by Mr. G. V. G. Krishnamurthy, former Election Commissioner of India, flanked by well known dignitaries from the civil society in science, politics, literature, health and social welfare on the dais. About 250 participants attended.

Awardees during seminar on “Economic Growth and National Unity”

On this occasion the personalities with outstanding contribution to the civil life were conferred with National Bharat Excellence Awards in the form of plaque, medal and certificate. The recipients of award in agriculture, education, health and child welfare, literature and resource mobilization hailed from most of the states of India including Karnataka. Dr. Prem Nath, who was invited to participate in the seminar was presented with a plaque, medal and certificate of Bharat Excellence Award for his contribution in agriculture.

The Friendship Forum of India has served the Indian society since long years by encouraging young and early individuals who have had contributed significantly toward the enlistment of the civil societies. The PNASF acknowledges with pride this recognition extended by the Friendship Forum of India in the interest of national civil societies.

PNASF Received Insignia from the Princess of Thailand:

In appreciation of the assistance and support provided by the PNASF, Bangalore, India, to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation in all out efforts to support appropriate programmes and projects in rural development to fulfill the desire of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand for his people to maintain a subsistence level of living and to eventually become self reliant, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Thailand awarded an ‘Insignia’ (Bearing HRH initials) to Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation, Bangalore, India.

Assignment of Government of Karnataka:

Dr. Prem Nath was appointed as the Chairman of the WTO Cell on Agriculture and Related Issues for the Government of Karnataka. The Report was submitted to the Chief Minister of Karnataka on February 07, 2001.

Canara Bank Honored Dr. Prem Nath:

In recognition of the PNASF’s contribution to the society, the Canara Bank honoured Dr. Prem Nath, Chairman, PNASF during ‘Canara Bank Customer Meet’ on February 15, 2005 at Vyalikaval branch office.

FAO and WHO Workshop 2004:

WHO and FAO held their first joint workshop – Fruits and Vegetables for Health from 1-3 September, 2004 at Kobe, Japan which was participated by utritionists, health and horticulture scientists, officials from ministries of health and agriculture, WHO, FAO, WFP, UNECC, IFPRI, PNASF and other institutions. About 52 participants from about 21 countries across the globe participated. The overall goal of the workshop was to develop a draft framework to guide the development of cost-effective and effective interventions to promote adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables. The PNASF was invited by the FAO to participate and to provide the resource person, Dr. Prem Nath to assist in the workshop.

PNASF Awarded Rashtriya Sanman Award:

During the National seminar on “Individual Contribution to National Growth” held on 23rd April, 2007 at Mumbai, Ravindra Natya Mandir, P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 25 organized jointly by the Council for Economic Growth and Research ( CEGR), National Education and Human Resource Development Organization (NEHRDO), Centre for Educational Development and Research (CEDR), and Economic Growth Association of India (EGAI), Dr. Prem Nath, Chairman, PNASF was invited and was presented Rashtriya Sanman Award, for his outstanding contribution to the rural and urban communities in food and agriculture sector through Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation (PNASF). The occasion was the National level joint seminar on “ National Economic Growth through Individual Contribution”.

The occasion was graced by the dignitaries in Mumbai including Prof. Daniel Lichten Whelner (NASA, USA), Mr. Dinesh Modi (Performist), Ms. Sharmila Raj (Cinema Actress), Mr. Manmauji (Cinema actor), Prof. Gleria Lichten Whelner (USA), Ms. Shabana Sultan (Cinema actress) Dr. Rohidas Vaghmare (Heart specialist), Amdar P. V. Mehta, Mr. Raj kumar (Hindustan Prachar Sabha) and about 800 selected participants from different states of India. The awardees consisted from different sectors such as education, industries, community development, food and agriculture, and others.

PNASF received - Rashtriya Shiksha Ratna Award:

On August 29, 2007, during the National Level Seminar on “National Economic Growth through Individual Contribution” organized by the National Education and Human Resource Development Organization, Mumbai, the PNASF was awarded “RASHTRIYA SHIKSHA RATNA AWARD” for its outstanding contribution on food and nutrition security for the benefit of poor urban and rural communities held at Ravi Natya Mandir, Mumbai 400 025. The award was received by Dr. Prem Nath, Chairman, on behalf of the PNASF. The occasion was graced by the dignitaries on the dais from India and abroad and was attended by about 1,000 delegates from different states of India.

Chairman, PNASF Nominated as the Resource Person to the IIHM, Bangalore:

The Board of Management of the newly established International Institute of Horticulture Management (IIHM) in Bangalore, nominated Dr. Prem Nath as a Resource Person to develop its programme. The IIHM is an initiative of the Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) and is located at its Campus in Whitefield, Bangalore. IIHM is a manifestation of ECC’s commitment to ecology and preservation of planet Earth. It aims at educating young men and women in scientific management of horticultural crops. Dr. H.P. Singh felicitating Dr. Prem Nath during the 38th Group meeting of the All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project.

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