Justice M. Hidayatullah

 Justice M. Hidayatullah

  • 1986
  • Chief Guest
Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Master of Arts, Barrister-at-law, Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) (University of Philippines), Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Bhopal and Kakatiya). Was Advocate-General, Central Provinces and Berar; Puisne Judge; Chief Justice of Nagpur, Madhya Pradesh High Courts; Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of India; Chief Justice of India. President of: Indian Law Institute, International Law Association (Indian Branch), Indian Society of Inter .... Read More
Sunderlal Bahuguna

Mr. Sunderlal Bahuguna

  • 1986
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in 1927 in Tehri Garhwal district. Took active part in freedom movement and suffered imprisonment. Post independence, started a school for scavengers. Established Thakkar Bapa Hostel for poor students. Protested against re-opening of liquor shops in hilly districts. Founded the “Parvatiya Navjivan Mandal”. In 1973, he started the now world famous ‘chipko' movement (hug the trees) against felling of trees for petty commercial gains. This initiative has now assumed ma .... Read More
Vilas B. Salunke

Mr. Vilas B. Salunke

  • 1986
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Born in 1937. The severe drought in Purandhar block of Pune district led him to develop strategies to maximize the production in good rainfall years and minimize the losses during inadequate rainfall. Established the Gram Gaurav Pratishthan - a Trust to pursue these experiments. Established Pani Panchayat for effective and efficient use of water. Gram Gaurav Pratisthan, St. Patrick's Town, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 70158 / 70159 / 70285 Read More
Vasanti S. Roy

Ms. Vasanti S. Roy

  • 1986
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born in 1913. Took part in Quit India movement and courted arrest. Post independence, settled in village Nimdih in Bihar. Established ‘Loksevayatan' for cultivation and khadi production in order to attain self reliance in clothing and food for the tribes. Started a Balwadi, a Primary and Secondary School, Adult Education Centres and a Health Home. Set up a number of village industries like weaving, grain-pounding, oil mill, bricks & tiles making etc. Loka Sevayatan, Post .... Read More