2010. India Mint Stamp Full Sheet. White Gum. No Folds.
C. Subramaniam was born on January 30, 1910 in a village called
Senguttaipalayam in Pollachi. Son of Shri Chidambara Gounder, he had his
early education in Pollachi and completed his graduation at the
Presidency College, Chennai obtaining the B.Sc degree in Physics. Later,
he did his law from Law College, Chennai.
He gave up his practice and plunged into the freedom struggle. He was
elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1952 and became Minister
for Education, Law and Finance in the then Madras State. He held various
portfolios under two stalwart Chief Ministers, Rajaji and Kamaraj. As a
Minister for Education, he laid a solid foundation for primary
education. The main emphasis was placed on the education of children of
the downtrodden. He was instrumental in the introduction of the Noon
Meal Scheme in Schools, in bringing up several major irrigation
projects, in catalysing the establishment of I.I.T. Madras, Neyveli
Lignite Corporation, the Institute of Development Studies (MIDS).
He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962. As a Union Minister, he held
several important portfolios such as Finance, Defence, Steel and Heavy
Industries, Science and Technology.
As Union Minister for Agriculture, he spearheaded the Green Revolution
and is remembered as its Architect transforming India from a deficit
country in food grain to a surplus country. As Minister for Steel, he
revamped steel mills to establish higher levels of productivity,
established many units of B.H.E.L. across all over the country. He also
set up the Food Corporation of India, drew up the first Science and
Technology plan for the country, articulated the first national security
strategy, initiated an integrated rural development strategy,
professionalised the management of the institutions of agricultural
research and of the other national science research institutions,
introducing coordination and synergy, and gave up a fillip to dairy
development, leading to a successful White Revolution.
At the international level, the paper he had prepared on ‘Child Nutrition’ for the U.N. Secretary General is still considered a classic. He had been elected in his personal capacity to the Board of Governors of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines and International Maize and Wheat Research Institute (CIMMYT), Mexico, positions that he held for a period of six years. He also held the office of Governor of Maharashtra State for a brief period. He was the Vice President of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan worldwide for a period of ten years before becoming its President in the year 1990 an office he continued to hold till he passed away in 2000. His achievements in many fields were recognised by the U Thant Peace Award, the Borlaug Award and the Y.B. Chavan Award and he was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna.
He passed away on 07 November 2000.
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