2018 Vice-President of India, Chief Guest
Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, by giving these Awards is honouring the people who are the inspiration for selfless constructive work of rural reconstruction. 'Care and Share' and 'Vasudhev Kutumbakam'- the whole world is one family' - are two cornerstones of Indian culture. And these awardees are living epitome of this culture.
Jamnalal Bajaj was a freedom fighter, a proponent of Gandhiji's constructive programmes, an industrialist, and a philanthropist. It is appreciable that the Bajaj family, through generations is following the spirit of Gandhiji and Jamnalalji. In the field of constructive work, this type of 'dynasty' is commendable.
In our country, what is needed in every sphere of activity is construction, not destruction or obstruction. That is what these unsung heroes are engaged in. The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation should also be given credit for identifying such inspiring people for awards in respective fields.
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