Jamnalal Bajaj Award

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Jamnalal Bajaj Award
Date 1978
Country India
Presented by Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation

Jamnalal Bajaj Award is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, social work and social development.[1] Established in 1978, by the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of Bajaj Group, it is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice president, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure.[2] The foundation currently headed by Rahul Bajaj, was created in 1977, in the memory of group founder, philanthropist and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Jamnalal Bajaj.[3][4] The award ceremony takes place on his birth anniversary, November 4.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

The award comprises a citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs five lakh each.[7] It is given in four categories,[8] namely:

  1. Constructive Work.
  2. Application of Science and Technology for Rural development.
  3. Outstanding contribution for the Development and Welfare of Women and Children (Established in 1980, in the memory of Janaki Devi Bajaj)
  4. International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India. (Established in 1988 on birth centenary of Jamnalal Bajaj, given to an individual of foreign nationality)

List of awardees[edit]

Year Constructive Work Science & Technology Women & Child Welfare [9] International[10]
1978 Jugatram Dave Satish Chandra Das Gupta
1979 Sarla Devi & Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte) Jayant Shamrao Patil
1980 Gandhi Niketan Ashram Dr. Anil Sadgopal Smt. Jayashri Raiji & Kamalabai Hospet
1981 Amalprava Das A. M. M. Murugappa Smt. Ramadevi Choudhury
1982 Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt Prembhai Smt. Taraben Mashruwala
1983 Tagaduru Ramachandra Rao Dr. Manibhai Desai Smt. Pushpaben Mehta
1984 Popatlal Ramchandra Shah Mohan Narhari Parikh Smt. Gaura Devi
1985 T.S. Avinashilingam Sanjit Roy Smt. Anutai Vagh
1986 Sunderlal Bahuguna Vilas B. Salunke Smt. Vasanti S. Roy
1987 Natwar Thakkar Sunit Dhanaji Bonde Smt. Annapragada C. Krishna Rao
1988 S. Jagannathan & Smt. Krishnammal Jagannathan Ishwarbhai Patel Smt. Malati Devi Choudhuri Pierre Parodi
1989 K. Janardanan Pillai T.G.K. Menon Smt. Indirabai Halbe Mr. Danilo Dolci
1990 Tirath Ram S. A. Dabholkar Ratan Shastri Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne
1991 Dwarko Sundarani S. Krishnamurthy Mirmira Smt. Radha Bhatt Mr. Charles Walker
1992 Prof. Thakurdas Bang K. Vishwanathan Smt. Shalini Moghe Dr. Homer A. Jack
1993 Vichitra Narain Sharma Dr. Dinkarrao G. Pawar Smt. Kantaben and Harivilasben Shah Prof. Johan Galtung
1994 L.N. Gopalaswami V.S. Aggarwal Smt. Shanti Devi Mrs. Gedong Bagoes Oka
1995 Kashinath Trivedi G. Muniratnam Smt. Vimla Bahuguna Smt. Kamala
1996 Manubhai Pancholi Dr. S. S. Kalbag Dr. Smt. Indumati Parikh Prof. Adolfo De Obieta
1997 R.K. Patil Prof. S.S. Katagihallimath Vinoba Niketan Dr. Young Seek Choue
1998 Acharya Ramamurti Dr. Devendra Kumar Dr. Smt. Rajammal P. Devadas Kumari Jharna Dhara Chowdhury
1999 Narayan Desai Ajoy Kumar Basu Smt. Saraswathi Gora Prof. Sir Joseph Rotblat
2001 Sisir Sanyal Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi Smt. Rehmat Sultan Fazelbhoy Dr. Satish Kumar
2002 Siddharaj Dhadda Dr. Arunkumar Dave Dr. Chitra Naik Dr. George W. Willoughby
2003 Rabindra Nath Upadhyay Vinayak Patil Smt. Alice Garg Dr. Mary E. King
2004 Radhakrishna Bajaj Prabhakar Shankar Thakur Dr. Smt. Sarojini Varadappan Ms. Marie Thoeger
2005 Gopinathan Nair Rajendra Singh Kum. Arunaben Shankarprasad Desai Dr. Daisaku Ikeda
2006 S.N. Subbarao [11] Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi Dr. Smt. Rani Abhay Bang Dr. Ismail Serageldin
2007 Yashpal M. Mittal Dr. Anand Dinkar Karve Smt. Ashoka Gupta Prof. Michael Nagler
2008 Biswanath Pattnaik Tushar Kanjilal Smt. Phoolbasan Yadav Louis Campana
2009 Lavanam [12] Ayyappa Masagi Dr. Smt. Jaya Arunachalam Rev. Fr. Charles Peter Dougherty
2010 Chunibhai Vaidya Chewang Norphel Ms. Shakuntaladevi Choudhary Prof. Lia Diskin [2]
2011 Ramesh Bhaiya & Smt. Vimla Bahan Anupam Mishra Smt. Shobhana Ranade Agus Indra Udayana
2012 Jayant Mathkar[13] Kalyan Paul Glenn D Paige Nighat Shafi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Varma, p. 87
  2. ^ a b "Nonagenarians among four Jamnalal Bajaj awardees". The Hindu. October 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Award". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. 
  4. ^ "The Gandhian spirit". Financial Express. January 2, 2000. 
  5. ^ "Vice President presents Jamnalal Bajaj Awards". Indian Express. Nov 5, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards presented". Mint (newspaper). November 15, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Vinoba Sewa Ashram founders get Jamnalal Bajaj awards". CNN-IBN. Nov 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "About the Awards". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. 
  9. ^ Established in 1980
  10. ^ Established in 1988
  11. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards presented". The Hindu. Nov 7, 2006. 
  12. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards announced". The Times of India. Oct 8, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards presented". indianexpress. Dec 21, 2012. 

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