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S. Jagannathan

Mr. S. Jagannathan

  • 1988
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Like his wife Krishnammal, he too devoted himself to the Bhoodan and Gramdan movements in Tamil Nadu and contributed immensely to Jayaprakash Narayan's Total Revolution. Established Association of Sarva Seva Farms (ASSEFA) which made great headway in many States attempting an agro-based village development. All his work is enthused by Gandhiji's concept of Gram Swaraj - for a just and happy social order in villages. Pattaligal Pannai Ashram, Valivalam P.O. Thanjavur Dist, Ta .... Read More
Krishnammal Jagannathan

Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan

  • 1988
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in a dalit family. Took part in every Sarvodaya movement including Jayprakash Narayan’s Total Revolution. Dedicated whole life motivating and leading landless dalits to put up non-violent resistance for recovering their land illegally held by landlords. Established Land for Tillers' Freedom (LAFTI), an organization to implement a viable alternative viz. purchase the land from the landlords with the help of bank loans, distribute it equitably among the landless dalit and then or .... Read More