President Ramnath Kovind on Friday awarded National Grassroots Innovators at Grambharti near Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi from Uttar Pradesh has been awarded lifetime achievement award for his innovations in new varieties of agriculture crops. The first prize in Veterinary, Herbal medication for coccidiosis was presented to Periyasami Ramasami of Salem, Tamil Nadu.
The President also inaugurated the exhibition of the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This festival is being organised by the National Innovation Foundation in association with the department of science and technology – Government of India.
The aim of this festival of innovation and entrepreneurship is to provide a platform for new innovators for building linkages with potential stakeholders. Thus, the support of stakeholders can improve their future prospects to develop their ideas into implementable projects for the benefit of society at large.