President presents National Grassroots Innovators Awards

President Ramnath Kovind on March 15, 2019 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.


  • Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship -(FINE) is an initiative to recognise, respect, showcase, and reward innovations and foster supportive ecosystem for innovators.
  • 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.

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