L.M. Singhvi

Dr. L.M. Singhvi

  • 2004
  • Chief Guest
Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Educated at, associated with and honoured by different universities in India (Rajasthan, Allahabad, Calcutta, Delhi, Osmania, Andhra, Tamil and Jabalpur Universities), U.S.A. (Harvard, Cornell and Berkeley), and U.K. (Cambridge, Oxford, Hull London, Edinburgh, De Montford, North London, Westminster, Buckingham universities). Was an eminent jurist – Advocate General of the State of Rajasthan, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India, President of t .... Read More
Radhakrishna Bajaj

Shri Radhakrishna Bajaj

  • 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Is perhaps among the oldest surviving Gandhians. Has devoted entire life in the field of Constructive Work, which includes Khadi, welfare of women, rural development, Sarvodaya and Go-Seva. Took active part in the non-cooperation movement and the Jaipur Satyagraha. Was charged with the offence of sabotage and sentenced to death during the Quit India movement. It was one of the major trials of that momentous period in our country's history. Vinobaji's Gram Seva Mandal has bee .... Read More
Prabhakar Shankar Thakur

Shri Prabhakar Shankar Thakur

  • 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
B.Sc.(Agri.), Nagpur University ; Certificate in Sheep Breeding and Wool Research - Hissar Received field training in USA in extension methods and agriculture economics. Held several positions in the Agriculture Departments in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Took voluntary retirement in 1974. Have been busy implementing projects of far reaching effect on sustainable productivity of land and improving the quality of life of the small farmers. Established a large scale Vermi Comp .... Read More
Sarojini Varadappan

Dr.Smt. Sarojini Varadappan

  • 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development and Welfare of Women And Children
Born in 1921. M.A., Ph.D., Visharad in Hindi. Did her post-graduation at the age of 60 and got her doctorate when she was 80. Joined the Women's Indian Association (WI.A) when she was 20. Put in tremendous efforts through WIA and made significant contribution to women and child welfare: the "Even Tide Home" for senior citizens, a large Smokeless Chulah Project, an Indian Population Project, training in tailoring to poor girls, a computer training centre, rehabilitation of lepros .... Read More
Marie Thoeger

Ms. Marie Thoeger

  • 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born into a family of farmers in Denmark and grew up as such. Became interested, when she was just 20, in social work, teaching and writing. This has been her mission for the last 55 years. Visited India in I952 as a participant in a UNESCO programme. Paid a visit to Sevagram. Studied the working of Khadi and Village Industries and became a habitual Khadi wearer. Propagated Khadi and used all products of Khadi and Village industries at her home. Back in Denmark in 1954, started writ .... Read More