Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) Government of Pakistan, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has jointly celebrated Green Revolution Father and Nobel Peace Prize holder Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th Birthday from 22-23 April, 2014. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman PARC, Representative of international donors / development partners Mr. Clay Hamilton, Ian C. Winborne (USDA),Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, Director General (CIMMYT), Dr. Hans J Braun, Director, Dr. Etienne Duveiller, CIMMYT Regional Representative, India, Mr. Scott Mall, CCO/Director IC (CIMMYT), Dr. Gordon Scisar, DRRWP, Dr. Abdul Majeed (ICARDA), Dr. MuhammadImtiaz (CIMMYT) Pakistan and other international scientists participated in the event.
The daughter of Dr. Borlaug Ms. Jeanie Borlaug Laube alongiwth a delegation of scientists traveled from USA to Pakistan to participate in the 100th Birthday celebrations of Dr. Norman E Borlaug. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, PARC and his team Dr. Shahid Masood, Member (PSD), Dr. Nadeem Amjad, Member (NRD), Dr. Shahid Rafique, Member (ASD), Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan, Member (Coordiantion), Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, DG NARC, Dr. Muhammad Munir Goraya, Focal Person (Borlaug Celebrations)/Secretary PARC, and other senior scientist of PARC and NARC welcomed the delegate.
During the event following activities were conducted: