Kailash Satyarthi

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi

  • 2021
  • Chief Guest
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless global advocate of children’s rights for four decades now. He left a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer and started ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children and their families from the shackles of slavery paving way for their reintegration into mainstream society. Under his aegis, the movement has rescued over 90,000 children from the scourge of bondage, trafficking and exploitative labour til .... Read More
Dharampal Saini

Mr. Dharampal Saini

  • 2021
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
A courageous and humble Gandhian worker, Mr. Dharampal Saini spent his childhood in Dhar and Saharanpur. His days were spent in Dhar under the strict discipline of his father and while playing and being pampered by his grandmother in Saharanpur. His mother was a silent and hardworking but courageous woman. The support of home and friends remained faithful. In class VIII, Mr. Saini got the opportunity to read Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Vivekananda. One day, he took a spontaneous resolution tha .... Read More
Lal Singh

Dr. Lal Singh

  • 2021
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
It was a tough call for Dr. Lal Singh, who came from an interior village and did not have any adequate resources to start an NGO. The only assets he had were a Doctorate degree and a postdoctoral, Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India (GoI), and Young Scientist tag in HP University, Shimla. He went ahead to establish the Himalayan Research Group (HRG) in association with like-minded professionals, in the year 1997. In order to strengthen the livelihoods, biodivers .... Read More
Lucy Kurien

Sr. Lucy Kurien

  • 2021
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
A traumatic incident prompted Sr. Lucy to realize that she could no longer be a silent spectator to the horrific violence and abuse against women. In 1997, Maher which means “Mother’s Home” was founded to provide safe haven for battered and destitute women. Sister Lucy’s tireless efforts and the work of the dedicated team led to the expansion of Maher activities from one small home near Bhima Koregaon to nearby villages and the city of Ratnagiri, Miraj and Satara i .... Read More
David H. Albert

Mr. David H. Albert

  • 2021
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
David Albert co-founded "Friendly Water for the World", is working with extremely poor and dispossessed communities in sub Saharan Africa and India. David Albert has worked with widows; people with HIV; refugees; former child soldiers; survivors of wartime rape and sexual assault; tribal communities and Dalits; unemployed youth; orphans and survivors of genocide; differently abled people. Read More