Morari Bapu

Pujya Morari Bapu

  • 2011
  • Chief Guest
Pujya Morari Bapu was born on September 25, 1946 to Prabhudas Bapu and Savitri Ma Hariyani on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri in Talgajarda near Mahuva, Gujarat. Born into the Vaishnav Bava Sadhu Nimbarka Parampara, Morari Bapu is referred to as “Bapu” (meaning Father). Bapu spent most of his childhood under the guidance of his paternal grandmother, Amrit Ma, often spending hours listening to folk tales from her traditional India. At the age of five Bapu began learning t .... Read More
Ramesh Bhaiya & Smt. Vimla Bahan

Shri Ramesh Bhaiya & Smt. Vimla Bahan

  • 2011
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Shri Ramesh Bhaiya and Smt. Vimla Bahan are synonym to Gram Seva in Shahajanpur in Uttar Pradesh. To uplift and empower the rural people of a neglected and highly crime-infested village Bartara, the couple established the Vinoba Seva Ashram in 1980 exemplifying the thought - andhkar ko na dhikkarein, accha hai ek deep jalayein (It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness). Shri Ramesh Bhaiya and Smt. Vimla Bahan have laid emphasis on development of Education, Healthcare, .... Read More
Anupam Mishra

Shri Anupam Mishra

  • 2011
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Shri Anupam Mishra has spent over four decades in the field of environmental and water conservation and is a name to reckon with for traditional water-harvesting systems in India.The time-tested systems of handling water - systems which have supported life and civilization in India for millennia, and which did not need any government support or engineering intervention - are woven into the lives of peoples and societies by Shri Mishra. These also led to his traveling through the country and docu .... Read More
Shobhana Ranade

Smt. Shobhana Ranade

  • 2011
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development and Welfare of Women And Children
Padma Bhushan Smt. Shobhana Ranade – a calm and composed lady has dedicated over half a century of her life for the betterment of the downtrodden women and children. She has spearheaded and helped in starting the Gandhi National Memorial Society and a National Institute for Training Women at the Aga Khan Palace in Pune in 1979.Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave influenced Smt. Ranade to work for the destitute women and underprivileged children. She has worked with Vinobaji as a Co .... Read More
Agus Indra Udayana

Mr. Agus Indra Udayana

  • 2011
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Agus Indra Udayana since a decade has been actively engaged in promoting Gandhian values in Indonesia through his four Ashrams in Bali and Lombok based on the principles of non-violence, truth and humanitarianism.He is disseminating Gandhian ideologies particularly those relevant to the prevailing social concerns and has translated Gandhian writings into Indonesian language.Prompted by a serious concern for the spiritual, cultural, social and economic life in Bali, the Ashram Gandhi Puri was ins .... Read More