Chidambaram Subramaniam

Dr.  Chidambaram Subramaniam

  • 1991
  • Chief Guest
Born at Pollachi in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu to an agricultural family. Received early education at Pollachi and higher education in Madras. Secured his law degree from the University of Madras in 1932, but could set up legal practice at Coimbatore only in 1936. Got involved in the freedom movement. Suffered imprisonments. An institution-builder — the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Madras Institute of Development Studies owe their inception to his encouragement .... Read More
Dwarko Sundarani

Mr. Dwarko Sundarani

  • 1991
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in 1922 in Larkana district of Sind, now in Pakistan. Post partition, became the Manager of Vinoba's Param Dham Ashram. Took part in Kanchan Mukti experiment of Vinobaji. Joined Bhoodan padyatra. Stayed back in Bodh Gaya in Samanvay Ashram. The Ashram project has been prescribed as a case study in Community Work by a British organization. Another outstanding contribution is the conduct of Workers' Courts for settling villagers diputes. Samanvay Ashram, Bodhgaya, Bihar - 824 .... Read More
S. Krishna Murthy Mirmira

Mr. S. Krishna Murthy Mirmira

  • 1991
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Suffered imprisonment during ‘Quit India' movement. Undertook research on improving the quality of traditional Indian pottery. Ceramics became his field of specialization. Settled down in Bhadrawati in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra. Founded a Public Trust ‘Gramodaya Sangh' to organize potters on a cooperative basis, impart training in advanced skills to them and extend them financial assistance. Successfully carried out a project with CAPART for setting up model pottery .... Read More
Radha Bhatt

Ms. Radha Bhatt

  • 1991
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Chose Bougad village in Pithoragarh district, Uttaranchal for women welfare activities. Set up small ‘Mandals’ for tenagers, a ‘one hour school’ for girls and personality development activities for children. Extended the Ashram activities to Dhauladevi block of Almora district establishing Bal Mandirs. Launched a campaign against blasting and excavation in soapstone quarries. Kasturba Mahila Utthan Mandal, Lakshmi Ashram, Kumaun, P. O. Kausani, Dist. Almora .... Read More
Charles Walker

Mr. Charles Walker

  • 1991
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born in Pennsylvania, USA. Director of the Gandhi Institute which specializes in matters concerning Theory and Practice of Non-violence. Took leading part in organizing national and international seminars on Gandhi and his philosophy. Contributed significantly to Peace activities. A Peace consultant. World Peace Brigade, 1387 College Hill Drive, Box 92, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319, United States of America Tel: (00) 215 3990138 Read More