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Former NIC DG Professor Moni Madaswamy Receives Ashoka Award 2023

Professor Moni Madaswamy, Professor Emeritus at Shobit University, Former Director General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India, and Mentor & Advisor of Cape Institute of Technology.

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Former NIC DG Professor Moni Madaswamy Receives Ashoka Award 2023 . (Photo Courtesy: LinkedIn/Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra)
Former NIC DG Professor Moni Madaswamy Receives Ashoka Award 2023 . (Photo Courtesy: LinkedIn/Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra)

Former Director General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India, Professor M. Moni, was honoured with the Ashoka Award 2023 on Sunday, December 17. 

Professor Moni has been working with Shobit University as Pressor Emeritus. He was the mentor and advisor of Cape Institute of Technology among the plethora of tasks he has been doing. 

Praise and appreciation are pouring in right after the award was given to him. 

Er. I. Krishna Pillai, Chairman, Cape Group of Institutions and Companies, said, "I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Professor M. Moni, Professor Emeritus at Shobit University, Former Director General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Government of India, and Mentor & Advisor of Cape Institute of Technology. Additionally, he is the Co-Founder of Cape Green Mission/CIT. It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge his recent accolade, the ASHOKA AWARD 2023 This esteemed recognition is a testament to his outstanding contributions to Agricultural Informatics and Technology."

Kunwar Shekhar VijendraKunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Co-founder & Chancellor, Shobhit University, said, "I congratulate Prof. Moni Madaswamy, Professor Emeritus at Shobhit University and former Director-General of NIC, Government of India, for being honored with the 'Ashoka Award 2023'. This prestigious recognition celebrates his significant contributions to Agricultural Informatics and Technology."

He has been the Director General of the National Informatics Centre, Head of the Agricultural Informatics Division in 1995, and Head of e-governance in 2005. 

Prof. M. Moni was Advisor (IT) at Delhi Development Authority (DDA), New Delhi & Chief Advisor (IT), the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India; presently, Chairman, ICFA Working Group on ICT in Food and Agriculture, New Delhi (http://www.icfa.org.in); Chairman (Designate), Working Group on BRICS BioMed Informatics Network, New Delhi.

The Ashoka Award is an initiative of the Charles Walter’s Society for Innovation & Research(CWSIR). It was established as an independent Research & Innovation Society, through the Society Act (Act 21, 1860). It was started to promote and support Research and Innovation through human resource development including Science & technology, Academics, Literature etc, and the provision of the necessary research facilities to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation, and development in all fields of Trade, Technology, Commerce, Education, Social Science, Health, Economic, Industry and Agriculture and, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all Indian.

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