Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

H. H.  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  • 2007
  • Chief Guest
Born in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu to a businessman in the automobile industry. His father delegated him to the care of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi as a desciple. Established the International Art of Living Foundation in 1982 which aims to relieve stress at an individual level, and to relieve disease and violence at a societal level. It works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Exponent of "Sudarshana Kriya" -- a rhythmic breathin .... Read More
Yashpal M.Mittal

Shri Yashpal M.Mittal

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in a cultured Arya Samaji family of freedom fighters in Jagaramb, Ludhiana District of Punjab. Left home after graduation and came to Sevagram. Devoted himself to wearing, propagating and selling Khadi and to welfare, hygiene and education activities in Harijan colonies. Became secretary to Shri Aryanayakam and Smt. Ashadevi Aryanayakam. Achieved expertise in the field of Nai Talim. Took over a senior post in the Directorate of Nai Talim Centre in Faridabad. Relenquished Governm .... Read More
Anand Dinkar Karve

Dr. Anand Dinkar Karve

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
B.Sc. (Pune); D.Sc. (Tuebingen, Germany) Is a Professional Scientist. Has created Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI). Was also instrumental in creating a co-operative business called Sahyadri Tantraseva Audyogik Sahakari Sanstha Ltd. Was the Director of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra during 1968-80. Has developed innovative and replicable rural technologies in the field of agriculture. This includes research in plant breeding .... Read More
Ashoka Gupta

Smt. Ashoka Gupta

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development and Welfare of Women And Children
B. Sc. Pure Science, Calcutta University. Had to move in different districts of West Bengal after her marriage with a member of the Indian Civil Service. Became a member of the All India Womens' Conference in Calcutta. Was instrumental in setting up one of the Homes of Save the Children Committee at Bankura in 1943-44. Led the volunteers on behalf of the AIWC, Chittagong Branch during the communal riots in Noakhali in 1946. Gave up, temporarily, a sheltered, secure home life to devot .... Read More
Michael Nagler

Prof. Michael Nagler

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
B.A. (English and Mixed Languages -New York University), M.A. (Comparative Literature University of California), Ph.D. (Comparative Literature-University of California, Berkeley) Professor Emeritus of Languages at the University of California, Berkeley. Founder and former chairperson of the University's Peace and Conflict Studies Programme. It was his contact with an Indian savant, Eknath Easwaran, and residence in the latter's Rue Mountain Centre of Meditation that he began to u .... Read More