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Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi

  • 2015
  • Chief Guest
Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, historian, biographer, journalist and peace-builder, is currently Scholar-in Residence at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar. Until end-2012 he served as Research Professor, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Gandhi has been associated from 1956 with Initiatives of Change, formerly known as Moral Re-Armament, where he served in 2009 and 2010 as its international president. Read More
Man Singh Rawat

Mr. Man Singh Rawat

  • 2015
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Mr. Man Singh Rawat, a staunch Sarvodaya Sevak hails from Garhwal District of the Himalayan region. He is deeply committed to the fundamentals of Gandhiji’s Gram Swaraj, Vinoba’s Sarvodaya, and Jayprakash Narayan’s Jeevandan to the core. The work carried out by Mr. Rawat in the Sarvodaya movement is the work of Gram Swaraj. He participated in bhoodan movement and took a vow of Jeevandan for the cause of the country’s development. Mr. Rawat did the Vishwa Maît .... Read More
Perumal Vivekanandan

Mr. Perumal Vivekanandan

  • 2015
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Mr. P. Vivekanandan, a post graduate in agriculture, quit his job to join the NGO movement in 1987. He focuses on promoting simple technologies developed by grassroots innovators and bringing them to the forefront, while preventing erosion of traditional knowledge and resources; as he believes that practices and solutions are locally appropriate and feasible when they are based on indigenous knowledge. Mr. Vivekanandan set us Sustainable-agriculture and Environmental Voluntary Action (SEV .... Read More
Anne Ferrer

Mrs. Anne Ferrer

  • 2015
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Mrs. Anne Ferrer had a life mission to serve the poorest of the poor in India. She along with her husband identified Ananthapuram, a chronic drought prone district in Andhra Pradesh as their Karmabhoomi. They set up the Rural Development Trust (RDT) in Ananthpuram, in 1969. Over four decades Smt. Ferrer has been working for the integrated development of marginalized sections belonging to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward castes in 3,291 villages in Andhra Pradesh and Tel .... Read More
Minoru Kasai

Dr. Minoru Kasai

  • 2015
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Dr. Minoru Kasai was born in northern Japan, and brought up in China. Since the sixties, he has been an ardent Gandhian and a Gandhian scholar; as his relation with India and scholarship on Gandhiji's life and philosophy started during his student days in Benares. Since 1968 till date, Dr. Kasai has been associated with the International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan and currently is the Professor Emeritus of this University. Dr. Kasai’s journey of work and life conti .... Read More