Ravi Shankar

H. H. Sri Sri  Ravi Shankar

  • 2007
  • Chief Guest
Born in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu to a businessman in the automobile industry. His father delegated him to the care of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi as a disciple. Established the International Art of Living Foundation in 1982 which aims to relieve stress at an individual level, and to relieve disease and violence at a societal level. It works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Exponent of "Sudarshana Kriya", a rhythmic breathing ex .... Read More
Yashpal Mittal

Mr. Yashpal Mittal

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in a cultured Arya Samaji family of freedom fighters in Jagaramb, Ludhiana District of Punjab. Yashpal Mittal left home after graduation and came to Sevagram. Devoted himself to wearing, propagating and selling Khadi and to welfare, hygiene and education activities in Harijan colonies. Became secretary to Shri Aryanayakam and Smt. Ashadevi Aryanayakam. Achieved expertise in the field of Nai Talim. Took over a senior post in the Directorate of Nai Talim Centre in Faridabad. Relinq .... Read More
Anand Karve

Dr. Anand Karve

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Bachelor of Science, Pune; Doctor of Science, Tuebingen, Germany Anand Dinkar Karve is a Professional Scientist. Has created Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI). Was also instrumental in creating a co-operative business called Sahyadri Tantraseva Audyogik Sahakari Sanstha Ltd. Was the Director of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan, District Satara, Maharashtra during 1968-80. Has developed innovative and replicable rural technologies in the field of agricultu .... Read More
Ashoka Gupta

Ms. Ashoka Gupta

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Bachelor of Science in Pure Science, Calcutta University. Had to move in different districts of West Bengal after her marriage with a member of the Indian Civil Service. Became a member of the All India Womens' Conference (AIWC) in Calcutta. Was instrumental in setting up one of the Homes of Save the Children Committee at Bankura in 1943-44. Led the volunteers on behalf of the AIWC, Chittagong Branch during the communal riots in Noakhali in 1946. Gave up, temporarily, a sheltered, sec .... Read More
Michael Nagler

Prof. Michael Nagler

  • 2007
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Bachelor of Arts (English and Mixed Languages -New York University), Master of Arts (Comparative Literature University of California), Doctor of Philosophy (Comparative Literature-University of California, Berkeley) Professor Emeritus of Languages at the University of California, Berkeley. Founder and former chairperson of the University's Peace and Conflict Studies Programme. It was his contact with an Indian savant, Eknath Easwaran, and residence in the latter's Rue Mountain Cen .... Read More