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H.D. Deve Gowda

Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda

  • 1996
  • Chief Guest
Born in Haradanahalli village of Holenarasipura taluk, Hassan District in Karnataka. A Civil Engineering Diploma holder, started as a small time contractor. Plunged into active politics at an early age. Starting from lower strata of the democratic set-up, ascended the political rungs gradually. When just 28 years old, the youthful Gowda contested as an Independent and was a runaway success from day one when he first became a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1962. Leader .... Read More
Manubhai Pancholi

Mr. Manubhai Pancholi

  • 1996
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
The greatest contribution of Shri Manubhai Pancholi is as an Educationist, a Constructive Social Worker, a man of letters as well as a thinker. Left home and studies in order to join the freedom struggle. Suffered imprisonment. Entered the field of education and remained a real teacher all through life, making various experiments. Did the work of basic education from 1937 to 1953 at Gram Daxinamoorti-Ambia, Dist Bhavnagar. Established agriculture, cattle breeding and, dairying and cow .... Read More
S.S. Kalbag

Dr. S.S. Kalbag

  • 1996
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
B.Sc. Hon. B.Sc. Tech. M.Sc. Tech. Ph.D. Left jobs with Govt. of India and Hindustan Lever. Preferred to settle on a barren 5-acre land given by the Maharashtra Govt. Established under the Indian Institute of Education, Pune, and the Vigyan Ashram at Patbal in 1983. Led revolutionary structural reform of educational system to give formal and non-formal training with the same facility. The chief merit of the system is the Demystification of Science and Technology whereby many of the mo .... Read More
Indumati Parikh

Dr. Indumati Parikh

  • 1996
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Basically a medical practitioner. Was deeply involved in the Radical Humanist Movement. Thus came to combine the qualities of an intellectual and an activist of social change. An active Family Physician and Family Planning Practitioner. Did a scientific innovation in 1964 using IUD as an OPD procedure in a small clinic in a simplified way. Founded, established and developed a unique organization called ‘Streehitkarini' in 1964 in the socio-economically deprived area of urban .... Read More
Adolfo De Obieta

Prof. Adolfo De Obieta

  • 1996
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born in Buenos Aires. A lawyer (1936) and Doctor of Law. Also studied Philosophy and Literature. Has been a faithful and consistent practitioner of Gandhian values and ideals both in personal as well as public life. Is credited for the increasing appreciation and admiration of Gandhian ideals of truth, peace and non-violence in Argentina today. Called the ‘Argentinean Gandhi'. Drew up the declaration “Argentine-Chilean Peace and Friendship” (1979). Wa .... Read More