Raghunath Mashelkar, FRS

Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, FRS

  • 2022
  • Chief Guest
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is known for his own world class scientific research, his transformative leadership of research institutions, his pioneering game changing Indian movements - from traditional knowledge protection to creation of strong yet balanced IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) systems, to inclusive innovation movement based on the concept of Gandhian Engineering. He has been an influential thought leader in shaping Science, Technology and Innovation policies in post liberalized .... Read More
Nilesh Desai

Mr. Nilesh Desai

  • 2022
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Mr. Nilesh Desai is a social worker with the distinction that he was inculcated with Gandhiji’s motto of learning from practice. He set up Sampark Samaj Sevi Sanstha in 1987 in Petlawad Tehsil of Jhabua district, in Madhya Pradesh to address the serious problems being faced by the Bhil Adivasis there. He revived the traditional and strong consultation system of the Bhil community which was applied to run the affairs of their community. Gradually, programmes for sustainable agricultu .... Read More
Mansukhbhai Prajapati

Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati

  • 2022
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati is renowned for his rural innovations and has been credited for his earthen clay-based functional and utility products. He has brought back pottery into the mainstream with innovative techniques and a wide range of products. Born in Nichi Mandal, in Morbi District of Gujarat and despite being discouraged by his father who was a traditional potter, Mr. Prajapati with his sheer passion and determination, started working on his dream project. Being engaged in th .... Read More
Sophia Shaik

Ms. Sophia Shaik

  • 2022
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Development & Welfare of Women And Children
Ms. Sophia Shaik started her career in social service at the age of 15 years, under the tutelage of her father Sk. Abdus Salam. She has been continuously taking guidance and inspiration from her father since then, in her endeavor to serve the poor, underprivileged and destitute sections in the society through her NGO Society for Weaker Community (SWC) which was established by her father, in 1987. Till date, over 50,000 women and over 60,000 children (boys and girls) have been benefitted with .... Read More
Ogarit Younan & Dr. Walid Slaybi

Dr. Ogarit Younan & Dr. Walid Slaybi

  • 2022
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Dr. Ogarit Younan and Dr. Walid Slaybi are pioneers of non-violence in Lebanon and the Arab world. Dr. Younan, is considered as a reference in Social Training, Nonviolent Social Innovations, Alternatives for the Sectarian System and Laws, in Lebanon. Dr. Slaybi is known as the main strategist of non-violence, direct actions, and civil campaigns. He is a writer, researcher, university lecturer, and an author of 22 books and research. During their first nonviolent actions during wartime in .... Read More