07 August 2010 --
The Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2010 was presented to Ismail Serageldin, for his outstanding contribution to the cause of environment protection.
The award, instituted by Rotary Club of Madras East, was presented to Serageldin by former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar at the Chennai international conference on “Eliminating Hunger and Poverty: Priorities in Global Agricultural Research and Development Agenda in an Era of Climate Change and Rising Food Prices”, organized at the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation.
Dr. Swaminathan lauded Serageldin for his commitment to environment protection, for his dedication to the poor and for bringing about great transformation through his endeavors. Describing the award as an enormous honor for him, Serageldin underlined the need for more sustained work towards protecting the environment.