Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

  • 2019
  • Chief Guest
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a bestselling author. Sadhguru has initiated powerful yoga programs for human transformation and wellbeing; and path-breaking outreach projects to uplift rural communities. Three decades ago, Sadhguru founded Isha Foundation, a non-profit human-service organization, with human well-being as its core commitment. He has launched mega ecological initiatives in India to address challenges such as water scarcity, agrarian distress and lan .... Read More
Bhawani Shanker Kusum

Mr. Bhawani Shanker Kusum

  • 2019
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Efforts of Mr. Bhawani Shanker Kusum in different fields of social service, particularly in rural Rajasthan has changed the lives of thousands of people afflicted by leprosy, the physically handicapped and also the poor rural and women of backward castes and tribes. Bhoodan land development for the Sahariya tribe, Padyatras for Gram Swaraj, non-formal education, people’s rights, youth camps to stop liquor and smoking habits, healthcare and hygiene, cleanliness drive, propagating Gan .... Read More
Mohammad Imran Khan Mewati

Mr. Mohammad Imran Khan Mewati

  • 2019
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
For a Mathematics teacher in Sanskrit School from Alwar, in Rajasthan it all first started with designing website for rural schools in 2009. He is Mr. Mohammad Imran Khan Mewati - a self-learner with a technology bent of mind, who has selflessly and voluntarily contributed and created educational `Apps’ to provide quality content for learning, access to education, engage school children and to reduce school dropout rate and bridge the digital gap. His first mobile app in 2011, which .... Read More
Shaheen Mistri

Ms. Shaheen Mistri

  • 2019
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Ms. Shaheen Mistri’s work for children over three decades has mobilized thousands of people to work together for a systemic change in education. She has built the largest network of education change-makers in the country. Ms. Mistri founded the first Akanksha Centre in 1989. Today, Akanksha Foundation has expanded from serving 15 children in one Centre to almost 9000 children across Mumbai and Pune. In 2008, searching for a way to impact more children, Ms. Shaheen founded Teach For .... Read More
Sonia Deotto

Ms. Sonia Deotto

  • 2019
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
In 1999, Ms. Sonia Deotto, a social artist, came to India to research on the Mandala concept, universal archetype for peace and harmony. Its outcome was OraWorldMandala (OWM), an art project to visualize the planet as a “World Mandala” and to connect its different continents through creative expressions. In 2004, as a research fellow at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ms. Deotto integrated Ahimsa (non-violence) with art. This was her turning point to incorporate action into the OWM and transfo .... Read More