M. Venkaiah Naidu

Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu

  • 2018
  • Chief Guest
Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu is the Vice President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. By profession he is an agriculturist, political and social worker. As a student leader and political figure, Mr. Naidu gained prominence as an effective orator, who championed the cause of the farmers and the development of backward areas. Mr. Naidu was the Leader of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature Party in Andhra Pradesh during 1980-1985. He served as the General Secretary of the All India B .... Read More
Dhoom Singh Negi

Mr. Dhoom Singh Negi

  • 2018
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Mr. Dhoom Singh Negi, a passionate Sarvodaya Sevak hails from Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. He has been one of the pillars of the people’s environmental movements in Uttarakhand and Himalayas. Mr. Negi gave up his teaching profession to dedicate his lifetime to the Sarvodaya movement. As the Joint Secretary of Chipko Movement, Mr. Negi sensitized and encouraged the women to be in the forefront and helped formation of Mahila Mangal Dal in the villages. His dedication to the ex .... Read More
Ms. Rupal Desai & Mr. Rajendra Desai

 Ms. Rupal Desai & Mr. Rajendra Desai

  • 2018
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Rupal Desai Born: August 12, 1946 Rajendra Desai Born: May 12, 1949 Mrs. Rupal Desai, an architect and Mr. Rajendra Desai, a structural engineer, shifted from their career in corporate world, modern architecture and petrochemical plants in USA to voluntary sector in India in 1984. They decided to work for rural India for the betterment of its people and the community; and not to work for earning a living. After returning to India, the couple evolved understanding about the socio-tec .... Read More
Prasanna Bhandari

Ms. Prasanna Bhandari

  • 2018
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Ms. Prasanna Bhandari is the Convenor of Karni Nagar Vikas Samiti, Kota (SKNVS). As a child, she followed her father to work for a social cause in the neighbourhood and refugee camps in Kolkata. Her love for those in need started early. Mrs. Bhandari has an affinity for the most vulnerable and has nursed hundreds of such people with love and taken pride in their recovery. Ms. Bhandari works for the cause of the deserted and relinquished infants, destitute children, distressed women and gi .... Read More
Clayborne Carson

Dr. Clayborne Carson

  • 2018
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Dr. Clayborne Carson is currently the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History at Stanford University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford. During his student years, Dr. Carson participated in movements for human rights and joined Martin Luther King at the age of 19 for the historic 1963 march to Washington D.C. Based on his experience with human rights and anti-war movements, many of hi .... Read More