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Arun Jaitley

Mr. Arun Jaitley

  • 2017
  • Chief Guest
Mr. Arun Jaitley is an Indian politician and lawyer, who is the current Union Cabinet Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India, since 2014 onward. During this period, he had held additional charge of Defence and Information & Broadcasting Ministry, for a brief time. He is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. In 1989-90 he held the position of the Additional Solicitor General, Government of India. Since 1991, he is the member of the National Execu .... Read More
Shashi Tyagi

Mrs. Shashi Tyagi

  • 2017
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Mrs. Shashi Tyagi is a straight forward, simple, devoted social worker and an educationist. She, along with her husband late Mr. L. Tyagi from Banwasi Sewa Ashram in Uttar Pradesh, shifted to Jodhpur, Thar Desert region where their journey of constructive work started in 1980. Padyatras, conducting surveys and working on issues that adversely affected the people and community of the region viz. substance abuse, caste and gender discrimination, pardah system, women seclusion, poor health, illi .... Read More
Jan Swasthya Sahyog

Ms. Jan Swasthya Sahyog

  • 2017
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
A group of All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) postgraduates and like-minded health professionals who shared a common interest, wanted to change the health and related situation in a region characterized by extreme poverty with no access to the most basic care in rural India. In 1999, they settled down in the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, in Bilaspurdistrict (now in Chhattisgarh), which predominantly had tribal and backward community. They decided to develop an effective, low-co .... Read More
Praveen Nair

Dr. Praveen Nair

  • 2017
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Dr. (Mrs.) Praveen Nair is a Founder Trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT). Didi as she is lovingly called in her Organisation, since childhood has been passionate about doing well for the less privileged children. Her daughter, Mira Nair’s film Salaam Bombay brought forth the harsh life of children living on the streets and motivated Dr. Nair to bring a difference to the lives of children living on the streets. Dr. Nair and Mr. Sanjoy Roy established the Trust with three staff and 25 ch .... Read More
Ziad Medoukh

Dr. Ziad Medoukh

  • 2017
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Dr. Ziad Medoukh, a teacher and researcher is a Palestinian professor and Director of the French Department at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza, Palestine. He is a staunch believer of the principles of democracy, freedom, human rights and is part of the Francophonie; and was the first Palestinian to be recognized as the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic in 2011. Dr. Medoukh has manifested the development of a nonviolent economy in the Gaza Strip by mobilizing Palestin .... Read More