Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari

 Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari

  • 1981
  • Chief Guest
(June 18, 1899 – December 1, 1985) Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari reverently addressed as Dada Dharmadhikari. Born at Multapi, district Baitul, Madhya Pradesh, in a family known for its learning and scholarship as also for the study of Vedanta. Was a freedom fighter and a leader of social reform movements in India. Was a Gandhian thinker and ideologist. Studied at the Indore Christian College; later at Morris College in Nagpur. Spent a year in studying Vedantic works of Adi Sha .... Read More
Amalprava Das

Ms. Amalprava Das

  • 1981
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born on 12th November, 1911 in Dibrugarh in an affluent family. Left the luxurious life style, started an Ashram at Sarania Hill in Gauhati to train poor people in the art of self-help and self-reliance. Gandhiji inaugurated the Kasturba Gram Sevika Vidyalaya set up by her. Her services to the orphaned children and widowed women during the 1950 earthquake in north Lakhimpur led to the establishment of Maitri Ashram. Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Sarania Ashram, Ulubari, .... Read More
A. M. M. Murugappa

Shri A. M. M. Murugappa

  • 1981
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, The Photo-synthesis & Energy Division, headed by Dr. C.V.Seshadri, was established in 1977. Its basic areas of research are the application of biotechnology as well as wind and solar energy for achieving self-sufficiency in food, fodder and energy. Shri A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Photo-synthesis and Energy Division, Tharamani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044 - 22430937 Fax: 044 - 22430369 Email: energy@mcrc.murugap .... Read More
Ramadevi Choudhury

Ms.  Ramadevi Choudhury

  • 1981
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born on 3rd December, 1899 in Cuttack. Joined her husband in the freedom struggle. Devoted herself to the promotion of Khadi and welfare of women and children. Founded ‘Sevagarh', now famous as the nucleus of a many-sided programme of rural development, welfare of women, children and dalits. Utkal Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Bakharabad, Cuttack, Orissa – 753002   Read More