Darshan Lal Jain
Darshan Lal Jain (born 12 December 1927) is an Indian social activist, who was awarded Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2019 for his contribution in social work. He is known for educating young girls and financially troubled children.
He is the founder of various schools and colleges in Haryana, including Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Jagadhri (1954), DAV College for Girls, Yamunanagar, Bharat Vikas Parishad Haryana, Vivekanand Rock Memorial Society, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Haryana, Hindu Shiksha Samiti Haryana, Geeta Niketan Residential School, Kurukshetra, and Nand Lal Geeta Vidya Mandir, Ambala (1997).
- Sharma, Shiv Kumar (11 August 2018). "Nonagenarian social crusader of Y'nagar". Tribune India.
- "राज्यपाल का पद ठुकराया, 'भागीरथ' बन सरस्वती के लिए संघर्ष किया, अब मिलेगा पद्मश्री अवार्ड" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala. 28 January 2019.
- "पद्मभूषण दर्शन लाल जैन को शिक्षा मंत्री रामबिलास ने किया सम्मानित" (in Hindi). Daily Bhaskar. 29 January 2019.
- "Padma Awards 2019: Social, environmental and animal welfare crusaders who have been awarded for their efforts". Times Now. 25 January 2019.
- "List of Padma Awardees 2019" (PDF). Padmaawards.gov.in. Government of India.
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