James Callaghan

Rt. James Callaghan

  • 1984
  • Chief Guest
(March 27, 1912 – March 26, 2005) Born in Portsmouth, England as Leonard James Callaghan. Gained the Senior Oxford Certificate in 1929, but could not afford entrance to university. At the age of 17, left to work as a clerk for the Inland Revenue. Was instrumental in establishing the Association of Officers of Taxes as a Trade Union. Following a merger of unions in 1936, was appointed as a full-time union official and to the post of Assistant Secretary of the Inland Revenue Staff Fe .... Read More
Popatlal Ramchand Shah

Mr. Popatlal Ramchand Shah

  • 1984
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born on 30th March 1898. A freedom fighter. Founder member of Poona District Khadi & Village Industries Cooperative Sangh Ltd.; Vice President-Maharashtra State Nashabandi Mandal; Vice President-Harijan Sevak Sangh; worked for ‘Bhangi Mukti' programme of Gandhiji. 1428, Kasba Peth, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 011 Tel: 2446513 Read More
Mohan Narhari Parikh

Mr.  Mohan Narhari Parikh

  • 1984
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born on 24th August 1922 in Gujarat. Headed the Agricultural Tool Research Centre (ATRC) at Bardoli. Due to his innovative abilities coupled with scientific field testing and experimentation, ATRC and its Yantra Vidyalaya have studied, developed and marketed a large number of most workable and viable farming methods and the most suitable, economical yet productive agricultural tools and implements for small farmers. Agricultural Tools Research Centre, Suruchi Campus, P.O. Box 4, Bard .... Read More
Gaura Devi

Ms. Gaura Devi

  • 1984
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born in 1897 in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan. Participated in Swadeshi movement of Gandhiji. Organised Katai Mandal, training and crafts and social education for women. Post partition, worked in Bal Niketan, a centre for training and rehabilitation of widows and destitute women displaced from Pakistan. Contributed immensely to the socio-economic transformation of Himachal Pradesh. In Shimla, established a home for destitute children; started Sarvodaya Bal Ashram and Kasturba Seva Kendra. .... Read More