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Smt. Vasanti S. Roy

  • 1986
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children

Born in 1913. Took part in Quit India movement and courted arrest. Post independence, settled in village Nimdih in Bihar. Established ‘Loksevayatan' for cultivation and khadi production in order to attain self reliance in clothing and food for the tribals. Started a Balwadi, a Primary and Secondary School, Adult Education Centres and a Health Home. Set up a number of village industries like weaving, grain-pounding, oil mill, bricks & tiles making etc.

Loka Sevayatan,
Post Nimdih,
Dist. Singhbhum,
(Bihar) - 832 401.