• Over 85 nominations received for all the categories
• Event will be graced by H’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
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This year’s Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 15, 2012. The awards will be presented at a special function in Mumbai. The event will be graced by the presence of Chief Guest Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The Foundation received over 85 nominations this year.
Every year, the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards are given in the four categories –
1) Outstanding Contribution in the field of Constructive Work
2) Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
3) Development and Welfare of Women and Children
4) International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Each award consists of a Citation, a Trophy and a Cash Prize of Rupees Five lakhs.
Shri Madhur Bajaj, Trustee, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation said, “The relevance of Shri Jamnalalji’s principles and practices has grown over time. His vision has stood as a beacon for generation that followed. Focusing on these very principles and to encourage and recognize the outstanding contributions of the people who have worked generously in the interest of the nation and its people, the four awards were instituted.”
The two awards, for recognition in the field of Constructive Work and Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development were instituted in 1978. The award for the Development and Welfare of Women and Children was introduced in 1980 in the memory of Smt. Jankidevi Bajaj. The International Award was instituted in 1988 in commemoration of the birth centenary of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj.
The three awards, for outstanding contribution in the field of Constructive Work, for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development and for outstanding contribution towards Development and Welfare of Women and Children and/or Gandhian constructive work are given to individuals in India. The International Award is given to individuals other than Indian citizens for their contribution in promoting Gandhian values outside India.
This year, 75 people from the across the country sent applications, recommending 35 names for the award for Constructive Work, 14 nominations in the category of Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development and 26 names for the award for Development and Welfare of Women and Children. 12 people representing various countries were nominated for the International Award.
Working towards promoting the Gandian values, the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation reaches out to a wider audience through its website www.jamnalalbajajfoundation.org. Now people can submit nominations online.
About Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation
Dr. Jst. C. S. Dharmadhikari (Retd.), Chairman, Council of Advisors of the Foundation stated, `The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation over a span of 34 years has been respected as a Gandhian establishment in areas of developing the socio economic arena in our country. It strives to serve the ideals of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj and promotes Gandhian constructive activities in India and abroad.’ Shri Jamnalal Bajaj was accepted by Mahatma Gandhi as his fifth son and was the alter ego of the Mahatma so far as the Gandhian Constructive Movement was concerned.
The Foundation’s four awards are given annually to honor and encourage the outstanding contribution of the selfless men and women towards the upliftment and development of the society, rural community and the nation, at large. Dr. Jst. Dharmadhikari added, `The objective is to recognise and suitably reward the efforts of these people who have dedicated their life to Gandhian constructive work and ideals which Jamnalal Bajaj had cherished all his life. There are three National Awards and one International Award.’