Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation

Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation was established by Shri N Sugalchand Jain in 1994 to identify, encourage and honour the individuals and institutions who are doing selfless service for the welfare of the underprivileged and the weak in our society. With a view to focus public attention on the activities of these altruistic persons and encourage others to emulate them and take up community and social services, the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation has instituted the Mahaveer Awards which is given every year.

About The Awards

The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation instituted the Mahaveer Awards which are presented every year. Initially the Foundation instituted one award under the category Community & Social Service. Gradually, the number of awards increased from 1 to 5 over the years and the cash component of the award from ₹ 5 Lakh to ₹ 50 Lakh in total.

Non-Violence & Vegetarianism

The award is given to inspire people to follow the principles of Bhagwan Mahaveer who preached Ahimsa and Nonviolence 2600 years ago.

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Medicine

Good health and medical care are of great significance for the well-being and quality of life of a person and a nation.

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Education

Education is the panacea (medicine) for all social ills and a means for progress, empowerment and peace. Persons and institutions

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Community & Social Service

There are many amongst us who are doing selfless services for the welfare of the under-privileged and the marginalised in the society.

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Women Social Entrepreneur/ Achiever with Indian Values

The award is given to inspire women who demonstrate vision, resilience and role model leadership, setting an example for others, and who participate in all spheres and issues related to women, to do selfless service to the needy and poor and to follow Indian values.

This category would be for a woman

  • Who has helped to uplift the society
  • Who improves the quality of life of the many
  • Who has excelled in endeavour in any non-commercial field
  • Who has been the role model in public life in the society.
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Why Should You Nominate ?

Most of us are not aware that there are a large number of individuals and institutions spread throughout the country serving their fellowmen, under very difficult conditions in their self chosen task of alleviating the problems of others. These individuals and institutions face many hardships, physical or otherwise, apart from the fact that there are not many who are willing to come forward to encourage and assist them. Read More

Who Can Be Nominated ?

The awards are open to institutions and independent practitioners operating in the public, private or voluntary sectors, regardless of size of organisation. Any individual or institution providing selfless service to the needy sections of the society can be nominated. One can nominate by filling up the Nomination form along with details of the service and the sector of service, and send the form either through post or as an attachment in the e­mail. Self Nomination can also be done.

How To Nominate ?

Fill The Application

Attach Documents

Send as an E-mail/Courier

Selection Process

Nominations in the prescribed format are invited from all parts of our country, with the help of administrators, legislators, bureaucrats, educationists, media , social workers and parliamentarians. Letters are mailed to them for the purpose.

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About The Jury

The Selection Jury evaluates the nominations and decides the awardees. The Selection Jury is headed by Shri M N Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India.

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Biography on Shri N Sugalchand Jain