Jamnalal Bajaj Award

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Jamnalal Bajaj Award
Rev. Fr. Charles Peter Dougherty receives 2009 Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India.jpg
Date 1978
Country India
Presented by Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation

Jamnalal Bajaj Award is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, community service 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 Ten 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)

To commemorate the birth centenary of Mr. Jamnalal Bajaj, the Foundation presented a special award to Dr. Nelson Mandela in 1990.[9]

List of awardees[edit]

Year Constructive Work Science & Technology Women & Child Welfare [10] International[11]
1978 Jugatram Dave Satish Chandra Das Gupta
1979 Sarla Devi & Murlidhar Devidas Amte (Baba Amte) Jayant Shamrao Patil
1980 Gandhi Niketan Ashram Anil Sadgopal Jayashri Raiji & Kamalabai Hospet
1981 Amalprava Das A. M. M. Murugappa Chettiar Ramadevi Choudhury
1982 Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt Prembhai Taraben Mashruwala
1983 Tagaduru Ramachandra Rao Manibhai Desai Pushpaben Mehta
1984 Popatlal Ramchandra Shah Mohan Narhari Parikh Gaura Devi
1985 T.S. Avinashilingam Sanjit Roy Anutai Wagh
1986 Sunderlal Bahuguna Vilas B. Salunke Vasanti S. Roy
1987 Natwar Thakkar Sunit Dhanaji Bonde Annapragada C. Krishna Rao
1988 S. Jagannathan & Smt. Krishnammal Jagannathan Ishwarbhai Patel Malati Devi Choudhuri Pierre Parodi
1989 K. Janardanan Pillai T. G. K. Menon Indirabai Halbe Danilo Dolci
1990 Tirath Ram S. A. Dabholkar Ratan Shastri A. T. Ariyaratne
1991 Dwarko Sundarani S. Krishnamurthy Mirmira Radha Bhatt Charles Walker
1992 Thakurdas Bang K. Vishwanathan Shalini Moghe Homer A. Jack
1993 Vichitra Narain Sharma Dinkarrao G. Pawar Kantaben and Harivilasben Shah Johan Galtung
1994 L. N. Gopalaswami V. S. Aggarwal Shanti Devi Gedong Bagus Oka
1995 Kashinath Trivedi G. Muniratnam Vimla Bahuguna Kamala
1996 Manubhai Pancholi S. S. Kalbag Indumati Parikh Adolfo De Obieta
1997 R. K. Patil S. S. Katagihallimath Vinoba Niketan Young Seek Choue
1998 Acharya Ramamurti Devendra Kumar Rajammal P. Devadas Kumari Jharna Dhara Chowdhury
1999 Narayan Desai Ajoy Kumar Basu Saraswathi Gora Joseph Rotblat
2000 Somdutt Vedalankar Bhaskar Save Vidya Devi Desmond Tutu
2001 Sisir Sanyal Anil K. Rajvanshi Rehmat Sultan Fazelbhoy Satish Kumar
2002 Siddharaj Dhadda Arunkumar Dave Chitra Naik George W. Willoughby
2003 Rabindra Nath Upadhyay Vinayak Patil Alice Garg Dr. Mary E. King
2004 Radhakrishna Bajaj Prabhakar Shankar Thakur Sarojini Varadappan Marie Thoeger
2005 P. Gopinathan Nair Rajendra Singh Arunaben Shankarprasad Desai Daisaku Ikeda
2006 S.N. Subbarao [12] Anil Prakash Joshi Rani Abhay Bang Ismail Serageldin
2007 Yashpal M. Mittal Anand Dinkar Karve Ashoka Gupta Michael Nagler
2008 Biswanath Pattnaik Tushar Kanjilal Phoolbasan Yadav Louis Campana
2009 Lavanam [13] Ayyappa Masagi Jaya Arunachalam Charles Peter Dougherty
2010 Chunibhai Vaidya Chewang Norphel Shakuntaladevi Choudhary Lia Diskin [2]
2011 Ramesh Bhaiya & Smt. Vimla Bahan Anupam Mishra Shobhana Ranade Agus Indra Udayana
2012 Jayant Mathkar[14] Kalyan Paul Glenn D. Paige Nighat Shafi
2013 G. V. Subba Rao Snehlata Nath Vidhya Das Jean-Marie Muller
2014 Surendra Koulagi Ram Kumar Singh Chennupati Vidaya Sulak Sivaraksa
2015 Man Singh Rawat Perumal Vivekanandan Anne Ferrer Minoru Kasai
2016 Mohan Hirabai Hiralal B. V. Nimbkar Dr. N. Manga Devi Rached Ghannouchi

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. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. 
  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. November 15, 2007. 
  7. ^ Jamnalal Bajaj Awards website
  8. ^ "About the Awards". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. 
  9. ^ Special Award to Dr. Nelson Mandela
  10. ^ Established in 1980
  11. ^ Established in 1988
  12. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards presented". The Hindu. Nov 7, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards announced". The Times of India. Oct 8, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj awards presented". Indian Express. Dec 21, 2012. 

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