Reverend Pandurangshastri Athavale

 Reverend Pandurangshastri Athavale

  • 1994
  • Chief Guest
(October 19, 1920 – October 25, 2003) Born in the village of Roha near Mumbai..Was taught in a system very similar to that of the Tapovan system of ancient India. In 1942, started to give discourses at the Srimad Bhagavad Gita Pathshala, a centre set up by his father.A philosopher, spiritual leader, social reformer and Hinduism reformist. Founded the Swadhyay Movement and the Swadhyay Parivar organization (Swadhyay Family) in 1954, a self-knowledge mov .... Read More
L.N. Gopalaswami

Shri L.N. Gopalaswami

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born on 12th November 1902. A veteran Gandhian and a distinguished freedom fighter. Worked in the realms of removal of untouchability, Harijan welfare, Khadi, prohibition, temple entry and village industries. Took up full time Harijan work under the auspices of Harijan Sevak Sangh. Got into Madras Legislative Assembly. Managing Trustee of the Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya – one of the most outstanding monuments of Harijan work in the entire country.Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya,No.18, .... Read More
V.S. Aggarwal

Shri V.S. Aggarwal

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born on 16th February 1916.Chairman of the Rural Development Programme the Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta. Worked incessantly in Kulpi block in West Bengal for improved agricultural technology, cultivating high yielding paddy, supply of foundation seeds, introduction of new technologies.238/B, Acharya J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, (W. B.) - 700 020.Tel: 033 – 22479266 / 1962, 22478503 / 8183Fax: 033 - 22471874 Read More
Shanti Devi

Smt. Shanti Devi

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born on 18th April 1934. Started a small Ashram in Koraput, a very backward tribal area in Orissa. Established Seva Samaj at Rayagada for all round development of girls. Set up another Ashram at Gunpur for the education. Rehabilitation, vocational training of orphans and destitute children. Launched crèches, health care and free nutritious breakfast. Started a Tribal Girls' Hostel at Limameda village.Seva samaj,At/P.O. Gunupur. Dist. Rayagada. (Orissa) - 765 022. Read More
Gedong Bagoes Oka

Mrs. Gedong Bagoes Oka

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born on 3rd October 1921 at Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia. Founded the Kosala Wanita Foundation for the welfare of women and children and PTIP - an Association to fight T.B. A member of the Indonesian Parliament and Congress, Executive Director of the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, a member of the Advisory Board of of Bina Desa - an umbrella organization of NGOs. Gandhiji's autobiography inspired her to found the Bali Canti Sena and the Canti Dasa Ashram. The activities inc .... Read More