Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh

  • 2001
  • Chief Guest
Born in Punjab. Master of Arts (Economics), Doctor of Philosophy (Oxford), Economic Tripos (1st class honours from University of Cambridge), Educated at Universities of Punjab, Cambridge and Oxford. An economist turned politician of great stature. Accredited for being the key architect of Indian economic revival, who played important roles as Reserve Bank Governor, Finance Minister and the Prime Minister for India. Some of the key positions held include: Professor in Punjab University .... Read More
Sisir Sanyal

Mr. Sisir Sanyal

  • 2001
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautics); Bachelor of Arts Joined the Indian Air Force as a Commissioned Officer but soon thereafter, resigned to join the Bhoodan Movement. Finally, settled at Bankura in 1961. Took charge of the Gandhi Vichar Parishad as a Tattwapracharak under Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. Community assets were built as a result of the initiative of the villagers in scientific agriculture and development of skills. These assets were administered by Lok Samit .... Read More
Anil Kumar Rajvanshi

Dr. Anil Kumar Rajvanshi

  • 2001
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Master of Technology; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical Engineering Gave up a lucrative career in the United State of America. Returned to India in 1981 and joined the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute with a view to propagating sustainable rural development through the use of modern science and technology, tempered by ancient Indian philosophical thought. Has shown that it is possible to set up a good research and development (R&D) facility in rural areas and, through t .... Read More
Rehmat Sultan Fazelbhoy

Ms. Rehmat Sultan Fazelbhoy

  • 2001
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Teacher Training, College of Teachers of the Blind, United Kingdom (UK) Rejected by a prospective employer in UK because of her visual handicap (she has only 15% of normal vision due to albinism). Resolved to teach blind children for which she obtained a Teacher Training Diploma through the Royal National Institute for the Blind in London. Was the first lady student from India to do so. Conducted a very successful experiment i .... Read More
Satish Kumar

Dr. Satish Kumar

  • 2001
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Doctor of Education (United Kingdom); Hon. Diploma in Literature (Lancaster) Was so much inspired by the Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi that he gave up his Jain monk life and went to live in a Gandhi Ashram in Bodh Gaya established by Vinoba Bhave. He became a living example of both spirituality and social work. Set off on foot from the Gandhi Samadhi in Rajghat, New Delhi to walk to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington - the four nuclear capitals - to protest against the bomb and to .... Read More