Friday, December 7, 2012

SJ Foundation - Awardees of India’s Biggest Prize 8 Crores

The Prize Secretariat
SJ Foundation

11 - Green Avenue, Bhatia Road, Behind Sector D - 3,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070
Email: info@sjfprize.org

Awardees of India’s biggest prize in the Social Sector felicitated with Rs 8 crores

SJ Foundation honours 20 outstanding Selfless Individuals & Organisations with SR Jindal Prizes in 8 categories, all related to social upliftment.

Sri Sri Ravishankar graced the occasion as Chief Guest and honored the 20 Awardees. Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar & Bharat Lok Siksha Parishad receive Rs one crore each

New Delhi; 3rd December, 2012: SJ Foundation honoured 20 Outstanding Selfless Workers, including Dr.E Sreedharan, Late Satyendra Kumar Dubey and Subhash Chandra Agarwal by bestowing SR Jindal Prize 2012 at a glittering Felicitation Ceremony held in the Capital, today. Those honoured with total prize money worth Rs. 8 Crores included individuals and Institutions who are beacons of selfless service to the society.

The S R Jindal Prizes 2012 were bestowed for the following eight categories:

Agriculture, Rural Development & Poverty Alleviation;
Healthcare – including drugless healing and Naturecare;
Education – with emphasis on moral upliftment;
Science, Technology and Environment;
Peace, Social Harmony and Social Development;
Crusade against Corruption;
Exceptional Social Service
Exemplary Service to mankind in any field.

One honorary Award was also given.

The icon of non violence and universal human values Sri Sri Ravishankarji who seeks global peace through service and dialogue honoured the awardees. Mr. Justice R C Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India & Chairman of Jury presided over the ceremony where the winners were honored.

The S R Jindal Prize has been instituted last year to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by individuals or organisations for the welfare of Indian citizens in the country. It is expected that the recognition garnered by the S R Jindal Prize awardees will catalyze their efforts towards social upliftment. Prizes of Rs. 1 Crore each were bestowed upon Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar for Science and Technology and Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad in the field of Peace, Social Harmony and Social Development.

Source: www.sjfprize.org/press-release.php
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