45th Jamnalal Bajaj Awards 2023: Honouring Gandhian ‘Warriors’
Date: Friday, 8th December, 2023
Time: 6.00 pm
Chief Guest: Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India
The Jamnalal Bajaj Awards aims to promote and propagate Shri Jamnalal Bajaj’s philanthropic vision in line with Gandhian ideology. The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation has instituted four awards which are given annually to recognize and honor the outstanding contribution of selfless people towards the upliftment and development of rural communities and the nation, at large.
There are three National Awards and one International Award as listed below:
-National: Constructive Work in Rural India
-National: Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development
-National: Development and Welfare of Women and Children (Instituted in the memory of Padma Vibhushan Jankidevi Bajaj, wife of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj) (Award is presented exclusively to women candidates)
-International: Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India (Presented to a foreign citizen)
Each award carries a Citation, a Trophy and a Cash Prize.
2023 marks the Centennial Celebrations of the Birth Anniversary of Ramkrishna Bajaj, Founder, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. Commemorating this special occasion, the Foundation has raised the prize money from Rs. 10,00,000/- to Rs. 20,00,000/- (its equivalent in foreign exchange in the case of the International Award) in each award category, effective from 2023.