Viren Shah

Mr. Viren Shah

  • 2003
  • Chief Guest
Born at Calcutta in the family of industrialists with Gandhian values. Education in Bombay, Wardha; Harvard Business School- Boston, United States of America (USA). Entered the public life when only 20; was Joint Secretary-Junagadh Rajya Prajamandal, 1946-48. Is a Trustee of Nehru Centre. Actively associated with educational and rural development activities in Gujarat. President - Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nasik; was Founder Chairman - Steel Furnace Association of India; w .... Read More
Rabindra Nath Upadhyay

Mr. Rabindra Nath Upadhyay

  • 2003
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Born in a small village in Ballia District of Uttar Pradesh. Educated in Banaras Hindu University. Joined the freedom movement in his school days on the call of Netaji Subhash Bose. Did not hesitate to use arms as a means of attaining India's Independence. Gandhiji's death in 1948 was a turning point. Since then decided to dedicate his life to the service of the Nation by non-violent means. Spent early Gandhian life in Bihar where he actively participated in Vinobaji's .... Read More
Vinayak Patil

Mr. Vinayak Patil

  • 2003
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Has done pioneering work in the field of Agro-forestry on a co-operative basis. Established the Nashik District Eucalyptus Growers' Co-operative Society in 1983. Fifteen million eucalyptus trees have been planted by the Society so far. Has successfully marketed the agro- forestry output in an efficient way. Has been approached by farmers from other States like Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh for guidance for forming Tree Owners' Co-operative Societies. Formed The Maharashtr .... Read More
Alice Garg

Ms. Alice Garg

  • 2003
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Swedish Language Founded the Bal Rashmi Society in 1972 with the motto - "Save Children, Save Generation". This children's home gradually increased its size from four to over one hundred poor, destitute, downtrodden and orphan children without any discrimination of caste or creed. During the last two decades, she enlarged her activities in the fields of women's awareness, uplift and empowerment, literacy, counselling and legal aid, dowry .... Read More
Mary King

Dr. Mary King

  • 2003
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration (United States of America (USA)), Doctor of Philosophy (United Kingdom) Is a prize-winning author, political scientist, and a well-known civil rights leader in the USA. Was, as a student, one of the few white participants in the U.S. civil rights movement working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the crusade for racial justice. Won a 1988 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award for her book "Freedom Song: A Personal Story of .... Read More