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N.R. Narayana Murthy

Shri N.R. Narayana Murthy

  • 2006
  • Chief Guest
Born in Mysore. Graduated in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore in 1967. Received his master's degree from IIT Kanpur in 1969. Founder of Infosys Technologies, a global consulting and IT services company. Currently the non-executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys. Was the CEO of the company for 21 years, from 1981 to 2002. Engaged in activities of social services as well as promoting India globally. Has been associated in various capaci .... Read More
S.N. Subba Rao

Dr. S.N. Subba Rao

  • 2006
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Started social work right from his student days. Became an active member of the Rashtriya Sewa Dal and started an "Adult Education Centre" in the labourers' area. Came to Delhi to work for the All India Congress Sewa Dal. Organized many training camps for Congress workers throughout the country. Led several delegations of Indian Youths to various countries. Conceived the idea and was director of "Gandhi Darshan Train" during the Birth Centenary Year of Mahatma Gand .... Read More
Anil Prakash Joshi

Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi

  • 2006
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born in the village Kotdwar of Uttaranchal. M.Sc in Botany; Ph.D in Environmental Science. Quit his comfortable job as a Reader in Government P.G. College and plunged into research and development work. Set up an NGO, the Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO), for need-based Technology for the mountain regions. Implemented extremely challenging projects and programmes such as "Women Technology Park" and "Technology Intervention for Mountain- .... Read More
Rani Abhay Bang

Dr. Smt. Rani Abhay Bang

  • 2006
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
M.B.B.S., Nagpur University, 1972, M.D. (Gynaecology), Gold Medallist M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A., 1984. Along with husband, Dr. Abhay Bang, dedicated to the social and educational uplift of the tribal people of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. On return to India from USA, set up a grassroots health organization SEARCH (Society for Education, Action & Research in Community Health) in 1986. Based on the research and their own interactions, they set up Shodh-gram, 17 .... Read More
Ismail Serageldin

Dr. Ismail Serageldin

  • 2006
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born in Guiza, Egypt. B.Sc. in Engineering, Cairo University M.R.P. Ph.D, Harvard University. Currently Director of the world-famous Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandria). Also Distinguished University Professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Earlier, was the Chairman, Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign, Special Advisor, The World Bank and Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo. Has served in a number of capacities at the World Bank, in .... Read More