Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari

Dr. Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari

  • 2016
  • Chief Guest
Dr. Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, Chairman, Council of Advisors, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation is a name to reckon with as a truly inspiring speaker, a Gandhian thinker, an Indian independence movement activist, a lawyer, a judge and an author. At the age of 14, he took part in the Quit India Movement and has been recognized by the Government of Maharashtra as a Freedom Fighter. He was acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. Hardly inactiv .... Read More
Mohan Hiralal

Mr. Mohan Hiralal

  • 2016
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Mr. Mohan Hirabai Hiralal an active member of Jayaprakash Narayanji’s Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Wahini and a believer of Gandhiji-Vinobaji’s thesis of people’s power, set up Vrikshamitra in 1984 in Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. He plays the role of selfless Sahyogi Mitra (collaborator friend), an activist, and a knowledgeable worker who propagates the concept of Gram Swaraj, with effective and systematic adoptive management broadly emphasizing three major aspects, viz. .... Read More
BonBehari Nimbkar

Mr. BonBehari Nimbkar

  • 2016
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Mr. BonBehari Vishnu Nimbkar has been a silent-beginner and self-motivator, who has been contributing to the society without breaks. He set up the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in 1968, with an objective to use the best tools of science and technology for solving rural problems and contribute to constructive policy development. Mr. Nimbkar, is known for his pioneering work in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry for over five decades; and has been instrumental in .... Read More
Nannapaneni Manga Devi

Dr. Nannapaneni Manga Devi

  • 2016
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Dr. Nannapaneni Manga Devi dedicated her life for the cause of the women and children and has been working for the past 50 years through Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer and Chetana Charitable Trust, which are her own creations. In 1959, Dr. Manga Devi joined Women and Child Welfare Department. Then she had undergone training in Gandhigram, Madurai where she developed a strong urge to do something for the society, following Gandhian principles. She then trained herself in Montessori System of .... Read More
Rached Ghannouchi

Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi

  • 2016
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi is the President of the Ennahdha Party, the largest political party in Tunisia. His perseverance and ability to engage with the viewpoints of other party groups in Tunisia has guided his party to adopt a modern, forward-looking constitution and peaceful transitions of power, leading to the establishment of a durable democracy in Tunisia. Sheikh Ghannouchi was born in a modest farmer’s family in Gabes in Southeastern Tunisia. He completed his early education .... Read More