City’s well-known agricultural scientist, Dr Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura, fondly known as ‘Plant Doctor’, has been chosen for the distinguished Kempegowda International Award.
Dr Thimakapura will be honored along with a bevy of several other dignitaries from various walks of life. The award will be presented at the very first Kempegowda International Festival to be held at Deira, Dubai.
The fest which is a first of its kind has been organized by Vishwa Vokkaligara Maha Vedike in association with Kannada and Culture Department, Rajya Vokkaligara Sangha, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Department of Information and Broadcasting and Global Events Company. The event will also witness a colorful mélange of cultural events performed by a galaxy of stars from Karnataka.
Dr Thimakapura has been chosen for the award for his enormous contribution towards Plant Pathology. It is yet another feather on the cap for Dr Vasanth Kumar, who is known for his extraordinary scientific spirit and commitment towards the farming community.