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Shankar Dayal Sharma

Mr.  Shankar Dayal Sharma

  • 1987
  • Chief Guest
Born in Haryana. Received his education at Agra, Allahabad and Cambridge Universities, Lincoln's Inn and Harvard Law School. Excelled in athletics, rowing and swimming. Taught Law at Lucknow and at Cambridge Universitities. Started his legal practice in 1940 in Lucknow. Participated in the Quit India Movement and underwent imprisonments. Became Chief Minister of the erstwhile Bhopal State (1952-1956), Cabinet Minister, Government of Madhya Pradesh, holding the portfolios of .... Read More
Natwar Thakkar

Mr. Natwar Thakkar

  • 1987
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in 1932 in a Gujarati family in Dahanu, Maharashtra. Undertook the difficult mission, at the instance of Kaka Kalelkar, of working for emotional integration of the Nagas with the rest of the country. Established the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram under the auspices of Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh. Weathered the high tension and life threatening atmosphere. Started Vocational Training Centre for school drop-outs and physically handicapped, ran Balwadis and medical aid centre, popularized Khadi .... Read More
Sunit Dhanaji Bonde

Mr. Sunit Dhanaji Bonde

  • 1987
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born in 1942 in a family of social activists. Joined the Satpuda Vikas Mandal at Pal in Jalgaon district, Maharashtra doing tribal development work. Wide variety of activities include-Ashram Schools, Agricultural Training for tribal youths, Research-cum-demonstration farms, Dairy Development programmes, Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Satkuda Vikas Mandal, Post Pal, Taluka Raver, Dist. Jalgaon, Maharashtra. Read More
Annapragada C. Krishna Rao

Ms. Annapragada C. Krishna Rao

  • 1987
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born in 1913 in a family devoted to community service. Co-founded with Durgabai Deshmukh, the Andhra Mahila Sabha in Madras and Hyderabad. Hon. Principal, Government Industrial Centre for Women. First Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Social Welfare Advisory Board. Set up the now famous Stree Seva Mandir for the emancipation, care and total rehabilitation of women and children in distress. Stree Seva Mandir, Sabarmathi, Kaveriranga Nagar, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 93. Te .... Read More