Arun Jaitley, Union Minister, felicitates 40th Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Award Winners

28th October, 2017: Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation today in its annual award function honoured four great achievers in the field of humanitarian and social work. The awardees were felicitated at the 40th edition of the Jamnalal Bajaj Awards by Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India, Shri Arun Jaitley, Chief Guest Dr. Justice C. S. Dharmadhikari (Retd.), Chairman, Council of Advisors of the Foundation in the presence of Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, and Board of Trustees. The awards 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 itsestablishment in 1977, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation instituted four awards tohonour the exemplary efforts taken by individuals who have vowen to selflesslyserve the people, their community and nation, at large. The awards also aim atpropagation of Gandhian principles and ideals on which Shri Jamnalalji lead his life. The awards aregiven in three national and one international category.

The details of theawards are:

Award Category

Awardee Name and Title

State / Country

Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Constructive Work

Smt Shashi Tyagi, Founder and Secretary of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)


Award for Application of Science & Technology for Rural Development



Award for Development and Welfare of  Women and Children (Instituted in memory of Smt. Jankidevi Bajaj)

Smt. Praveen Nair. Founder Trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT)

New Delhi

International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India

Dr. Ziad Medoukh, Director of the French Department at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza, Palestine


Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation speaking at the occasion said, “It is always amoment of pride for us to honour such individuals who have relentlessly workedtowards making the world a better place. These individuals are shining examplesof working selflessly and they reiterate our philosophy of Gandhian principles.These achievers have gallantly impacted the society and its people and theytruly deserve to be recognized. They have truly represented the ethos and fundamentalsof Gandhian way of life”  

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