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Sarla Devi

Smt. Sarla Devi

  • 1979
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in 1901 in England as Catherine Mary Heilemann. Adopted the name of Sarala Devi after she came to India and settled down here in 1932. During the last four decades she has devoted herself to the service of the poor and the downtrodden in her country of adoption, and has become a symbol of service and sacrifice.Traumatized immensely by the First World War in 1914, although still a girl. Appalled by the mass murders committed by man on man in the name of patriotism. The War also affe .... Read More
Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte)

Shri Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte)

  • 1979
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born on 26th December 1914 in a rich orthodox Brahmin family at Hinganghat, Maharashtra. Gandhiji described him as ‘Abhay Sadhak’ (fearless seeker). Established institutions like Anandwan and Asokwan (colonies for leprosy patients), Anand Niketan College, Somnath Prakalp, Sandhi Niketan (an integrated centre of rehabilitation of physically handicapped), Lok Biradari Prakalp (for comprehensive health services and education for tribals). Maharogi Seva Samiti. At & Post An .... Read More