Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

  • 2002
  • Chief Guest
Born in Village Khachariawas, Distt. Sikar (Rajasthan) to a farmer's family. Experienced the woes, trials and tribulations of a small farmer. Supported Jagirdari abolition. Joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1952. Was member of all the eleven Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan except the fifth. Was imprisoned for 19 months during the Emergency. Elected Member, Rajya Sabha in 1974-. Became Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 1977. Landmark programmes such as Antyodaya, Food for Work and Apna .... Read More
Siddharaj Dhadda

Shri Siddharaj Dhadda

  • 2002
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
M.A., L.L.B. Pledged, since 1942, to devote the remaining years of his life for social and constructive activities. Has imbibed in personal life the tenets of the constructive movement on important matters like Basic Education, use of Khadi & Village Industries products, removal of orthodoxy in marriages, equal importance to physical and other work, encouraging household ladies to take up social work. Was simultaneously appointed Industry & Commerce Minister of the Raja .... Read More
Arunkumar Dave

Dr. Arunkumar Dave

  • 2002
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
M.Sc.(Chemistry) Ph.D. Has been teaching as a professor of Science and Ecology in a residential Institute of Rural Higher Education, Lokbharati, Sanosara Since 1972. Founder President of the ‘Lokbharati Community Science Centre', the objective of which is to take science to the doors of the common man as well as to students of rural and urban schools. To achieve this purpose, for the last 25 years the Centre has held several science fairs, seminars and workshops for teache .... Read More
Chitra Naik

Dr. Chitra Naik

  • 2002
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development and Welfare of Women And Children
B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., Ph.D., Post Doctoral Studies at Columbia University, New York Has shown a commitment since her academic days towards Special Education Services required for delinquent and mentally handicapped children. Joined the Rural Institute in the backward Bhudangad Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. Set up rural women informal co-operatives, Mahila Mandals and Balwadis, a Rural Health Clinic and social educational camps in Harijan locations. Took over as Dir .... Read More
George W. Willoughby

Dr. George W. Willoughby

  • 2002
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Ph.D. in Political Science, State University of Iowa Drawn to Gandhi's teachings since student days. Was a member of United States Navy but resigned when the World War II broke out; believed that there was no moral basis for war. Since then, is a total believer in pacifism and non-violence. Undertook various forms of protest against nuclear weapons including organising public meetings, a Prayer Vigil on the steps of the National Capital in Washington, sailing a small unarmed ves .... Read More