2012 Chairman, Council of Advisors, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation
Mahatma Gandhi had said about his fifth son Jamnalalji that "he did not earn a single pie through unethical means and whatever he earned, he spent it all for the good of the people." Rather than an owner, he remained a trustee of his wealth. Significance of these awards is that they are named after a person who had received such testimonial from the greatest individual of this millennium. What inspires service is basic interest and self-propulsion. Such inspiration is neither physical nor religious; it is humane. Changing the present social condition involves changing the direction of relationship between human beings as also its context, which means changing the direction of the development of life.
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