Justice C.S. Dharmadhikari

Dr. Justice C.S. Dharmadhikari

  • 2012
  • Chief Guest
Dr. Justice C. S. Dharmadhikari, Chairman, Council of Advisors of Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation is a name to reckon with as a truly inspiring speaker, a Gandhian thinker, an Indian independence movement activist, a lawyer, a judge and an author. At the age of 14, he took part in the Quit India Movement and has been recognized by the Government of Maharashtra as a Freedom Fighter. He was acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. Hardly inactive .... Read More
Jaywant Gangaram Mathkar

Mr. Jaywant Gangaram Mathkar

  • 2012
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Dedicated and a selfless visionary are synonym to Mr. Jaywant Mathkar. Since his teenage Mr. Mathkar got associated and followed the well known Konkan Gandhi Appasaheb Patwardhan. For more than six decades, since then, Mr. Mathkar has been involved in Sarvoday movements. He brought development in his native Sindhudurg  as well as in Maharashtra through many Gandhian organisations. Also at all India level to some extent Mr. Mathkar helps in policy planning and bridging various social .... Read More
Kalyan Paul

Mr. Kalyan Paul

  • 2012
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Mr. Kalyan Paul with a clear vision and objective set up Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation in 1992. Since its inception he has primarily focused on initiating and implementing fundamental ways and means for renewal of hydrology and restoration of ecology. Mr. Paul is a driving force to promote holistic mountain development programs. His efforts have initiated appropriate technologies for conserving natural resources and setting basic amenities; which has attributed to the im .... Read More
Nighat Shafi

Ms. Nighat Shafi

  • 2012
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Ms. Nighat Shafi exemplifies a mother figure – composed and warm, yet stern. She spent most of her life looking after her children and shielding them from the militancy that hit her home state of Kashmir. But when she moved back to Srinagar from Delhi, in 1995, and saw families and children torn by militancy, Ms. Shafi’s life took a new turn. She realized that the scars of the ugly incidents of killings by militants and the army are very deep. At a time when hardly any woman w .... Read More
Glenn D. Paige

Prof. Glenn D. Paige

  • 2012
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Prof. Glenn D. Paige is the Founder and Chair of the Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK) and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) social worker, with early years in New Hampshire and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Prof Paige’s life journey has brought him from war through inspiration by Mahatma Gandhi’s multifold contributions to work for a killing-free wor .... Read More