Herbert Schambeck

Dr. Herbert Schambeck

  • 1990
  • Chief Guest
Born in Baden (Lower Austria). Studied law at the University of Vienna. PhD. In 1958. Became a lecturer at the University of Vienna. Law consultant in the scientific department of the Federal Chamber of Commerce in Vienna in 1965. Associate Professor at the University of Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck. Is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Padua, Madrid, Dusseldorf and Milan and the Papal Academy of Social Sciences; Consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family, was app .... Read More
Tirath Ram

Mr. Tirath Ram

  • 1990
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
A freedom fighter. Established Gandhi Seva Ashram in Oel with the blessings of Gandhiji. In the wake of partition, he ran scheme of vocational training in village industries to enable the refugees to earn livelihood. Organised Himachal Pradesh Bee Keepers' Association to maintain the quality of honey and organize its marketing. Helped establishing Shivalik Harijan Sevak Sangh. Gandhi Sewa Ashram, Village & Post Oel, Gram Ramoel, Dr. Gopichand Bhargav Nagar, Dist. Una , Himac .... Read More
Shripad A. Dabholkar

Mr. Shripad A. Dabholkar

  • 1990
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Evinced special interest in techniques of teaching and knowledge communication, agricultural productivity research and innovation. Developed new techniques in kitchen gardening, home farming and market gardening. Perfected his own system of ‘Prayog Parivar’ (Experimental Web). His work of non-formal and mutual network education through demystification of science and various venture designs has gained critical appreciation. Appointed as consultant and resource person by the Yashwan .... Read More
Ratan Shastri

Ms. Ratan Shastri

  • 1990
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Born in a middle class family of a school teacher. Founded, along with husband, 'Jeevan Kutir' for rural reconstruction and training workers for similar work. Founded Banasthali Vidyapith - a unique centre for learning for girls from Nursery to the Post Graduate stage on the principles of progressive learning. Developed its programme of Panchmukhi Shiksha consisting of Physical, Practical, Aesthetic, and a range of co-curricular activities. Banasthali Vidyapith has a status of a Deeme .... Read More
A.T. Ariyaratne

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne

  • 1990
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Founded the Sarvodaya Shramdan Movement in 1958 in Sri Lanka. Shramdan has since become a household word in the context of self-help. Sarvodaya was legally incorporated by an Act of Sri Lankan Parliament. It is one of the largest NGOs in the Third World. Sarvodaya has come to be regarded as a way of ‘building of a social infrastructure'. The movement has also led to establishment of Shanti Sena (Peace Brigade) which organizes inter-community living and exchange. Another initiative f .... Read More