Mumbai/ Chennai, 2018: Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation today at its annual award function recognized four exemplars in the field of humanitarian and social work. The achievers were felicitated at the 41st Jamnalal Bajaj Awards ceremony by Chief Guest Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, at the event presided by Shri CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra and in presence of Guest of Honour Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Dr. Justice C. S. Dharmadhikari (Retd.), Chairman, Council of Advisors of the Foundation, Members of the Council of Advisor of the Foundation and the august gathering.
The award is an annual function held to commemorate birth anniversary of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj; where the Foundation recognizes and honours the achievers in the fields of humanitarian activities and Gandhian constructive programmes by presenting them with a Citation, a Trophy and a prize amount of Rs. 10,00,000 in each category.
Since its establishment in 1977, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation instituted four awards to honour the exemplary contribution of individuals who have vowed to selflessly serve the people, their community and nation, at large. The awards aim at propagation of Gandhian principles and ideals on which Shri Jamnalalji lead his life. The awards are given in three national and one international category.
The details of the awards for this year (2018) are:
|Award Category||Awardee Name and Title||State / Country|
|Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Constructive Work||Shri Dhoom Singh Negi, Gandhian & Social Activist||Uttarakhand|
|Award for Application of Science & Technology for Rural Development||Smt. Rupal Desai & Sri Rajendra Desai, Hon. Joint Directors, National Centre for People’s Action in Disaster Preparedness||Gujarat|
|Award for Development and Welfare of Women and Children (Instituted in memory of Smt. Jankidevi Bajaj)||Smt. Prasanna Bhandari, Convener, Shri Karni Nagar Vikas Samiti||Rajasthan|
|International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India||Dr. Clayborne Carson, Founding Director, The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute||United States of America|
Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation addressing at the occasion said, “It is always a moment of pride for us to honour such individuals who have relentlessly worked towards making the world a better place. These individuals are shining examples of working selflessly and they reiterate the philosophy of Gandhian principles. These achievers have passionately, thoughtfully, and nobly impacted the society and its people. They truly represent the ethos and fundamentals of the Gandhian way of life”.