Jamnalal Bajaj Award
|Jamnalal Bajaj Award|
|Presented by||Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation|
Jamnalal Bajaj Award is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, community service and social development. 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. 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. The award ceremony takes place on his birth anniversary, November 4.
- Constructive Work.
- Application of Science and Technology for Rural development.
- Outstanding contribution for the Development and Welfare of Women and Children (Established in 1980, in the memory of Janaki Devi Bajaj)
- International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India. (Established in 1988 on birth centenary of Jamnalal Bajaj, given to an individual of foreign nationality)
To commemorate the birth centenary of Mr. Jamnalal Bajaj, the Foundation presented a special award to Dr. Nelson Mandela in 1990.
List of awardees
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- Special Award to Dr. Nelson Mandela
- Established in 1980
- Established in 1988
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