Pandurangshastri Athavale

Shri  Pandurangshastri Athavale

  • 1994
  • Chief Guest
Born in the village of Roha near Mumbai. Was taught in a system very similar to that of the Tapovan system of ancient India. In 1942, started to give discourses at the Srimad Bhagavad Gita Pathshala, a centre set up by his father. A philosopher, spiritual leader, social reformer and Hinduism reformist. Founded the Swadhyay Movement and the Swadhyay Parivar organization (Swadhyay Family) in 1954, a self-knowledge movement and a model community peacefully practicing and spreading the divin .... Read More
L. N. Gopalaswami

Mr. L. N. Gopalaswami

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
A veteran Gandhian and a distinguished freedom fighter. Worked in the realms of removal of untouchability, Harijan (Dalit) welfare, Khadi, prohibition, temple entry and village industries. Took up full time Harijan work under the auspices of Harijan Sevak Sangh. Got into Madras Legislative Assembly. Managing Trustee of the Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya – one of the most outstanding monuments of Harijan work in the entire country. Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya, No.18, Conran Smith Road, Gopala .... Read More
V. S. Aggarwal

Mr. V. S. Aggarwal

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Chairman of the Rural Development Programme the Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta. Worked incessantly in Kulpi block in West Bengal for improved agricultural technology, cultivating high yielding paddy, supply of foundation seeds, and introduction of new technologies. 238/B, Acharya J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 020 Tel: 033 – 22479266 / 1962, 22478503 / 8183 Fax: 033 - 22471874 Read More
Shanti Devi

Ms. Shanti Devi

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Started a small Ashram in Koraput, a very backward tribal area in Orissa. Established Seva Samaj at Rayagada for all round development of girls. Set up another Ashram at Gunpur for the education. Rehabilitation, vocational training of orphans and destitute children. Launched crèches, health care and free nutritious breakfast. Started a Tribal Girls' Hostel at Limameda village. Seva Samaj, At/P.O. Gunupur, District Rayagada, Orissa - 765 022 Read More
Gedong Bagoes Oka

Ms. Gedong Bagoes Oka

  • 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born at Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia, Gedong Bagoes Oka founded the Kosala Wanita Foundation for the welfare of women and children and PTIP - an Association to fight T.B. A member of the Indonesian Parliament and Congress, Executive Director of the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, a member of the Advisory Board of Bina Desa - an umbrella organization of NGOs. Gandhiji's autobiography inspired her to found the Bali Canti Sena and the Canti Dasa Ashram. The activities include public .... Read More