Narayana Murthy bags Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Global Innovation BENGALURU: Infosys founder N.R.Narayana Murthy (70) has bagged the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Global Innovation for his contributions(योगदान) in the area of information technology.The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation have announced the awards in the
categories of law, citizen leadership, global innovation and architecture. The medals recognise the exemplary (अनुकरणीय) contributions of recipients to the endeavours (प्रयासों) in which Jefferson – the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third U.S. president and the founder of the University of Virginia – excelled and held in high regard. The University of Virginia and the Foundation at Monticello, the US, will present the honors on April 13. “This year’s medal recipients represent a remarkably broad range of human endeavor. The common denominator is that all of them have ascended to significantly high levels of achievement in their respective fields,” said University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan.
The medals, according to the university website, are the highest external honors bestowed by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. The awards are presented annually on Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, by the president of the University and the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the nonprofit that owns and operates his home, Monticello.
“This year’s medalists embody(अवतार लेना) Jefferson’s vision of global citizenship and his relentless dedication to human progress and innovation,” said Leslie Greene Bowman, president and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
Murthy is a recipient of several honours, both within India and overseas, including Padma Vibhushan and Legion d’honneur by the government of France, and the CBE by the British government.
To mark the occasion of his receiving the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation, the Darden School of Business will host a public talk by Murthy on April 12 at Darden’s Abbott Center Auditorium.
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