Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud

Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud

  • 2023
  • Chief Guest
Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud is the Chief Justice of India. He took oath as the Chief Justice of India on 9 November 2022. Before his appointment to the Supreme Court in May 2016, he was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court (October 2013 - May 2016). He was a judge of the Bombay High Court for thirteen years (March 2000 - October 2013). Justice Chandrachud joined the Bombay Bar after obtaining LLM and SJD degrees from the Harvard Law School. He was designated as a Seni .... Read More
Regi George & Dr. Lalitha Regi

Dr. Regi George & Dr. Lalitha Regi

  • 2023
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
To attain self-reliance in health, the local tribal girls and women were trained to become health workers and auxiliaries who are playing a key role of community development facilitators. This was initiated by Dr. Regi George and Dr. Lalitha Regi who established the Tribal Health Initiative (THI) in 1992 in Sittilingi valley and started its first hospital-cum-patient unit from a small hut. The infant mortality in the area was a pathetic 147/1000 and many mothers died in childbirth. In the nex .... Read More
Ramalakshmi Datta

Dr. Ramalakshmi Datta

  • 2023
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Dr. Ramalakshmi Datta, a committed scientist, community mobiliser and a self-motivator, has taken the application research in biotechnology to the Sundarbans for rural development. She strives to demystify the intricacies of biotechnology, particularly tissue culture, with the participation and involvement of the village girls and women. Dr. Datta’s work involves assessing, designing and developing multi-skill biotechnology programmes; and providing service and creating a knowledge .... Read More
Sudha Varghese

Sr. Sudha Varghese

  • 2023
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Sudha Varghese, a champion of Gandhian philosophy and social transformation, stands as a living embodiment of the Gandhian principles of service, empowerment, and self-reliance. Born into a privileged family, she chose to follow her heart, leaving behind a life of comfort to serve the marginalized and dispossessed. Sudha Varghese’s journey of over six decades has been a profound testament to the transformative power of Gandhian ideals in shaping lives and communities. Varghese's .... Read More
Raha Naba Kumar

Mr. Raha Naba Kumar

  • 2023
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Initially, Raha Naba Kumar faced numerous struggles when he joined Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali, Bangladesh in 1989. There were financial constraints, negative treatment from people around, dealing with continuous life threats from the illegal occupiers of the GAT properties, and encountering various speculations. Despite all this, Raha Naba Kumar accepted the challenge of revitalizing the Ashram as a trustworthy organisation in society. Through constant efforts for more than three decades, he h .... Read More