Indira Gandhi

Ms. Indira Gandhi

  • 1982
  • Chief Guest
(November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. Returning to India from Oxford in 1941, became involved in the Indian Independence movement. In the 1950s, served her father unofficially as a personal assistant during his tenure as the first Prime Minister of India. Became President of Indian National Congress. A member of the Rajya Sabha after Nehru's death in 1964. Joined Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting. .... Read More
Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt

Mr. Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt

  • 1982
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in 1898 in Hathal village in Sirohi District, Rajasthan. A veteran freedom fighter, he courted arrest during Non-Cooperation Movement, Salt Satyagraha and Quit India Movement. Post-Independence, has been working ceaselessly for the propagation of Khadi, Village industries, communal harmony, and removal of untouchability, go-seva and prohibition. Rajasthan Harijan Sevak Sangh, B-190, University Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302004 Tel: 260150 Read More

Mr. Prembhai

  • 1982
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born in 1935 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Through Banvasi Seva Ashram and Agrindus Institute, he is engaged in the onerous task of reaching the fruits of science and technology to the remote and neglected areas of Mirzapur District in order to ameliorate the living conditions the people. Agrindus Institute, Banwasi Sewa Ashram, (Via Turra), Govindpur, District Mirzapur, Uttarpradesh, Tel: 05447 - 285224 / 252258 Fax: 05446 - 252302 Cable: BANWASI ASHRAM, TURRA Email: banwasise .... Read More
Taraben Mashruwala

Ms. Taraben Mashruwala

  • 1982
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born in 1909. After coming out of prison during freedom struggle, she started ‘Yuwati Sangh' to infuse a new spirit of service and revolutionary zeal in young girls. Established Kasturba Centres in all districts of Vidarbha which ran Balwadis, Basic Schools, Health Centres, Craft Classes and Training Centres for Gram Sevika. Founded the Kasturba Sarvodaya Mandal at Madhan in Amaravati district, Maharashtra to provide a nucleus and model centre for training women social workers. .... Read More