The Environment Leadership Award 2010 was conferred on Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. DP Singh for his contribution in Peace and Environment front. Punjab Governor Shiv Raj Patil gave away the award. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Professor PK Dhumal and renowned agricultural scientist Prof M S Swaminathan were present on the occasion.
The awards were also given to on J N L Shrivastva, former IAS & Agriculture Secretary, GOI (Policy Leadership Award 2010), Dr. M V Rao former Special DG ICAR (Life Time Achievement Award), VR Rao (former MP and Agriculture Minister of Andhra Pradesh ), Corporate Leadership Award, 2010 (Coromandal International Limited) Industry Leadership Award 2010 ( Escorts Limited) and State Agricultural Leadership Award 2010 went to State of Himachal Pradesh and was received by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prof. P K Dhumal.
In the inaugural function Subodh K Sahai, Union Minister of Food Processing was chief guest and Dr. Balram Jakhar, former minister, Prof. MS Swaminathan, NN Dey, Agriculture Minister of West Bengal, Jerome Bonnafont, Ambassador of France to India were guest of honours.
The leading speaker, on the occasion were Uday Singh, President National Seed Industry Association, Dr. CD Mayee, Chairman ASRB, Dr. Swapna Datta, DDG Crops, ICAR, Dr. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, Dr. Suman Sahai, President, Gene Campaign, Mr. Ajay Jakhar, President, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Silvius Condpan, MP , D. Ram Prakash, MP, Dr. Gavin Wall FAO Representative in India, Dr. William Dar, Director General ICRISAT, M Venkaiah Naidu, Chairman, PSC on Home, Naveen Jindal, MP, Mr. Prakash Javdekar, MP, Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPM, Pramila Rani Brahma, Agriculture Minister, Assam, Dr. SK Nanda, IAS Principal Secretary, E&F, Gujarat, Bijay Kumar IAS, Managing Director, NHB, Mathew C Kunnumkal, IAS, DG, NIRD, Siraj Hussain, IAS, Chairman FCI, JNL Shrivastava, former Secretary Agriculture.
The conclusing session was chaired by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU