Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s Green Revolution, a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers. Swaminathan is known as the “Father of Green Revolution in India” for his leadership and success in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in India.
He is the founder of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation His stated vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty.
Swaminathan is an advocate of moving India to sustainable development, especially using environmentally sustainable agriculture, yipee sustainable food security and the preservation of biodiversity, which he calls an “evergreen revolution.”
From 1972 to 1979 he was director general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture from 1979 to 1980. He served as Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (1982–88) and became president of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 1988.
Dr. P.L. Gautam is V.C, Carrer Point University, Hamir Pur H.P., since November 3, 2010. Prior to joining this assignment, he was Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India, Chennai. Earlier, he has served as Deputy Director General, Crop Science; Vice Chancellor, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; National Director, National Agricultural Technology Project; Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources and Dean, College of Forestry, YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan .
He is Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and President of the prestigious Indian Society of Genetics and Plant
As plant breeder and geneticist, he was actively involved in development and release of 12 improved varieties of bread wheat, foxtail millet, soybean, rice bean, amaranth and buckwheat. He has contributed notably as researcher, teacher, post-graduate thesis guide and research manager in different institutions/organisations of the Indian NARS.
He has diverse experience and has visited several countries in connection with delegations, workshops, meetings, conferences, negotiations, etc. and as a Rotarian, he is involved in many social welfare activities.
Mrs. Jagesh Bhardwaj is a founder and President of New Age Mobilization, New Delhi and having more than 25 years of experience in social work in the social sector directly and indirectly. She is highly motivated work for and to empower and injustice the poor and down trodden of the society. She is self-made social worker and educationalist, having her postgraduate and bachelor of education from the reputed Institutes.
Mrs. Bhardwaj is trying to uproot the problem of poverty and unemployment at grass root level. She has promoted innovation in agriculture through application of modern techniques in the sector. While working in different parts of country, Mrs. Bhardwaj felt that there is great lapse between the grant provided by government and the really needy persons.
So to cover these gaps, New Age Mobilization has been established to provide a social platform, with a mandate to empower the down trodden of the society development of the country.
Mrs. Bhardwaj has widely involved in imparting trainings to rural and urban women, men, farmers and youths, awarding the society about the schemes of Government in different parts of Uttar Pradesh.