Uzhavan Foundation was started by Actor Karthi with the following mottos. To instil faith in agriculture, To honor Farmers and to make them self reliant and self sufficient in all aspects.
The foundation, which has been developing and implementing various schemes for the farmers and farming, started its first mission by identifying and supporting farmers who had lost their livelihoods due to Cyclone Gaja.
Uzhavan foundation has supported the restoration of many water sources and is also strategizing necessary projects to enhance the environment.
A lot of traditional seeds that were part of our life are becoming antiquated today. The foundation is also providing incentives to farmers across the country, who restore and dissipate such traditional seeds, so that their nobel work continues. Uzhavan is also conducting a state-level competition to design tools that helps small and mid scale farmers. In addition to this, every year, the distinguished Personalities from farmer community is honored with 'Uzhavan' awards.
Uzhavan is constantly identifying and providing incentives to individuals who love agriculture. Like Farmers who use modern technology to come up with best sales strategies, successful women farmers, differently abled people who excel in farming, schools for differently abled that enlightens school children about agriculture and school students who also take keen interest in agriculture whilst studying
In this regard, Uzhavan Foundation's Uzhavar Awards - 2023, the event which honors and recognizes the patrons of agriculture, will be held on 25th January 2023 at 4.30 pm at Sir PT Thyagaraya Hall, T.Nagar, Chennai.
The selected achievers will be presented with a Uzhavar award Memento and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh. Outstanding Achievement in Preserving and Disseminating Traditional Seeds will be awarded to Mr. Shanmuga Sundaram, Outstanding achievement in the field of Animal Husbandry will be awarded to Mr. Vetrivel of 'Uzhavar Boomi',
Best Agricultural Co-Operative Organization award goes to 'Keezh Atthivaakkam Pengal Iyarkai Vivasaaya Kootturavu Kuzhu', Mr. Ramesh will be awarded with Outstanding Contribution to the field of Agriculture and Mr. Dinesh Kumar will be Honored as Best Agricultural Enthusiast.
Actor Karthi, founder of Uzhavan Foundation, Artist and Actor Sivakumar, Actor Rajkiran, Actor Ponvannan, Director Pandiraj, Professor Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Doctor K. Sivaraman, and Ecologist Ananthu will be presiding and present the awards. This open event will be attended by farmers and public alike.
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Chennai – 600017.