The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 is being awarded to the United Nations World Food Program. A Bengali diplomat was associated with this special project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded the world of his contribution.
Speaking on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Prime Minister said the organization's Nobel Peace Prize is a milestone. He also spoke about India's contribution to the project. He said that Binoy Ranjan Sen, a Bengali diplomat, was the Director General of the FAO. The journey of this project started under his leadership. Binoy Ranjan Sen saw the famine very closely. That experience made him a successful policymaker for this project. The seed he planted today has won the Nobel Prize.
Please be informed that Binoy Ranjan Sen has been the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since 1956 and served for 198 years. When there was a famine in Bengal in 1942-43, he worked as a relief commissioner in Bengal. That experience later helped him fight hunger around the world. The Bengali diplomat studied at Scottish Church College, Calcutta University and Oxford University in Britain. His contribution to putting food in the mouths of billions of destitute people in the world is undeniable.
Bengali Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize in Economics last year. Although no Bengali won the Nobel this year, the name of another Bengali was added to the Nobel.