Krishan Kant

Hon'ble Shri Krishan Kant

  • 2000
  • Chief Guest
(February 28, 1927 – July 27, 2002)M.Sc. (Technology) from the Banaras Hindu University Worked as a Scientist with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.Member of: Rajya Sabha, from 1966-1977 and Lok Sabha 1977-1980. Was the Editor of the Quarterly Journal "Science in Parliament".Held prominent offices in the Parliamentary and Organisational wings of Congress Party and later the Janata Party and the Janata Dal.Was a member of the E .... Read More
Somdutt Vedalankar

Shri Somdutt Vedalankar

  • 2000
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born on 13th May, 1913.Graduated from Gurukul Kangri and obtained the degree of Vedalankar due to his proficiency and expertise in the study of Vedas.A veteran Gandhian, he was inspired by the call of Mahatma Gandhi and took a vow to wear khadi all his life. Became synonymous with the word ‘khadi’ Is widely respected as the "Bhishma Pitamaha"In the Khadi world.Participated in Salt Satygraha, and later in Non-cooperation and Quit India Movements; suffered imprisonment.In 193 .... Read More
Bhaskar Hiraji Save

Shri Bhaskar Hiraji Save

  • 2000
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born on 27th January 1922 Contributed phenomenally in the sphere of organic farming. Practiced and developed natural and organic farming not only for its value but also for its profitability. Has also undertaken waste land reclamation. Is an environmentalist to the core. Has been awarded as 'Person of the Year' in 1993 by Limca Book of Records and 'Nisarga Bhushan' Prize in 1993 by Nisarga Pratisthan, Sangli. Lives at Umbergaun in Gujarat. Has developed a wonderful mode .... Read More
Vidya Devi

Smt. Vidya Devi

  • 2000
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born on 15th October, 1916 Joined the national movement at the age of 14; suffered imprisonment.Joined husband Shri Vrajanandan whom Gandhiji had picked up for the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras.Worked in the villages of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for making women conscious of their social and national responsibilities by persuading them to join the national movement through learning Hindi. Acclaimed as one of the best workers in the field of women's movement. Lived .... Read More
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

  • 2000
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born on 7th October, 1931. B.A. (South Africa) Master of Theology (England) Comes from humble origins; father - a school teacher and mother - a domestic servant. As a teenager,earned his pocket money by selling peanuts at suburban railroad stations and caddying at the Killarney golf course in Johannesburg. Took up teaching. Resigned in protest against the Government introducing a calculatedly second-class state-run system of "Bantu education" in 1957.Saw the Ch .... Read More