Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

Mr.  Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

  • 1979
  • Chief Guest
(May 18, 1913 - June 1, 1996). Sixth President of India. A veteran statesman and administrator. Born in a peasant family at Illuri village in the Anantapur District (Andhra Pradesh). Early education at the Theosophical High School at Adyar in Madras; later joined the Arts College at Anantapur. In 1931, gave up his studies to take part in the freedom movement. Had been a Member of the Madras Legislative Assembly, Indian Constiutent Assembly, Rajya Sabha, the first Chief Minister .... Read More
Sarala Devi

Ms. Sarala 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)

Mr. 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
Jayant Shamrao Patil

Mr. Jayant Shamrao Patil

  • 1979
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born in Bordi, Maharashtra. Established a Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Kosbad Hill under the auspices of Indian Council Agricultural Research. His contribution to the agricultural research and development of Maharashtra in general and Konkan region in particular has been substantial. P.O. Bordi, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra- 401 701 Tel: 02528 254106 Mumbai address: Unit No. B-51, Rustomji Regency II, Rostom Irani Marg, Dahisar (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra  - 400 068 Te .... Read More