Marie Thoeger

Ms. Marie Thoeger

  • 2004
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Born into a family of farmers in Denmark and grew up as such. Became interested, when she was just 20, in social work, teaching and writing. This has been her mission for the last 55 years. Visited India in I952 as a participant in a United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) programme. Paid a visit to Sevagram. Studied the working of Khadi and Village Industries and became a habitual Khadi wearer. Propagated Khadi and used all products of Khadi and Village i .... Read More