Manohar Joshi

Mr. Manohar Joshi

  • 1997
  • Chief Guest
Born at Nandavi, District Raigad (Maharashtra). Obtained Master of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB) degrees from Mumbai University. Has been an Educationist and Industrialist. Starting as Municipal Councilor-Mumbai began his political journey through various positions in the state of Maharashtra and at the national level. Member-Maharashtra Legislative Council (3 terms), Mayor-Municipal Corporation Mumbai, Member-Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (two terms), Leader of Opposition and .... Read More
R. K. Patil

Mr. R. K. Patil

  • 1997
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
An extraordinary combination of patriotic Indian Civil Services (ICS) administrator, social worker, a rebel for the right cause and non-violent warrior of the Gandhian mould. His life has been a saga of service, sacrifice, compassion and commitment to constructive work. Served as Assistant Commissioner and District Collector in various districts of the then Central Provinces and Berar province for 13 years. Yet was a staunch nationalist. Used to wear Khadi. Refused to fly the Union Jack o .... Read More
S. S. Katagihallimath

Prof. S. S. Katagihallimath

  • 1997
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Is a distinguished agricultural scientist, a dedicated teacher and a devoted extension worker. As a teacher in 1945 in the Pune Agricultural College, he set up an excellent museum, which could boast of a rich collection of Zoological and Etymological specimens. Since retirement in 1974, continued voluntary work in spheres of Agricultural Development, Agricultural Education, Horticultural Development, Afforestation, Research, Education and Training in allied subjects. Conducted over 1500 f .... Read More
Vinobaniketan Ashram

M/s. Vinobaniketan Ashram

  • 1997
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Vinobaniketan Ashram is a women's institution serving humanity on Gandhi-Vinoba lines for the past 43 years with the objectives of World Peace and Universal Brotherhood. The foundation was laid by Swami Tapasyananda of Shri Ramkrishna Mission,Thiruvananthapuram.and opened by a dalit girl. The hut was built through Shramdan (voluntary manual labour). Vinobaji stayed in the Ashram hut in 1957 during his historic Padayatra. When the Bhoodan-Gramdan Movement gained momentum in the cou .... Read More
Young Seek Choue

Dr. Young Seek Choue

  • 1997
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
A passionate preacher and promoter of International Peace and Understanding. Has personally played a remarkable role through his teachings, researches, lectures, campaigns, rallies, concerts, commemoration ceremonies and in a host of other forms for the realization of a peaceful international society. As President of the International Association of University Presidents and at the 6th Triennial Conference held in July 1981, he delivered a keynote address titled “The Great Imperativ .... Read More