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TWENTIETH MAHAVEER AWARD AWARDEES
 

ANIMAL AID CHARITABLE TRUST

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Animal Aid Charitable Trust has been serving abandoned animals in Udaipur, since 2002. This Trust takes efforts to stop the illegal dog catching and displacement. It has saved the lives of 6000 dogs since 2015.
Animal Aid Charitable Trust receives many calls for help and assistance to control, capture and transport sick, abused, abandoned animals. The staff promptly respond to these calls and undertake the difficult task and prevent harm and accidents to the animals and public. The Staff of the Trust descend deep wells, pipes and other enclosures to rescue distressed, trapped, injured and sick animals. Animal Aid provides shelter for over 700 abandoned animals at any given time.
The Trust also encourages people to be Vegetarians by reaching out through leaflets and conducting bi weekly outreach programmes.
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation is pleased to confer the 20th Mahaveer Award in the field of Non-Violence & Vegetarianism on Animal Aid Charitable Trust, Udaipur in recognition of its exemplary service for protection and care of animals. We believe many others will be inspired to emulate them.

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Shri. James Myers and Ms. Claire Abrams Myers, representing Animal Aid Charitable Trust, Udaipur, Rajasthan receiving the 20th Mahaveer Award for excellence in human endeavour in the sphere of Non-Violence and Vegetarianism from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Honourable Member of Rajya Sabha.
 

AIM for Seva

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 

AIM for Seva, established in 2001, helps children in rural and tribal areas to overcome barriers to their education. It has projects in 16 States. AIM for Seva, has set up more than 100 Free Student Homes and helped thousands of children access quality education without any cost. This has helped their families and communities to escape poverty and live with dignity. Needy children are taken into the Free Student Home and given free food, accommodation and education.
It has set up vocational training institutes which provide skill and training. Initiatives like 'Theatre for Development,' assist children to learn curriculum.
The Trust focuses on the all-round development of the students which includes excellence in academics, communication skills, character building and encourages literacy along with creativity.
Healthcare activities are also undertaken to ensure good health for the children. Salt fortified with micronutrients is given to children to address deficiencies in nutrition. . In 2012-13, organic farming was introduced in several homes.
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation is pleased to confer the 20th Mahaveer Award in the field of Education on AIM For Seva in recognition of its exemplary service. We believe many others would be inspired to emulate them.

 

 

Smt. Sheela Balaji, Chairman of AIM for Seva, Chennai, Tamil Nadu receiving the 20th Mahaveer Award for excellence in human endeavour in the sphere of Education from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Honourable Member of Rajya Sabha.

 

 

Dr. M C Nahata

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

Dr. M C Nahata, an Ophthalmologist has been rendering services for over six decades in the field of Eye Care focussing on Prevention, Rehabilitation, Academics and Social work. He has been a pioneer in establishing and developing newer services like Retinal & Laser Units, Cryosurgery technology (1971) and Low Vision Services.
The Professor has conducted 700 eye camps and performed 2 lakh operations. He has detected and corrected refractive errors in a population of 2.5 lakhs spread over 283 villages in Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh and free spectacles were distributed. He started campaign for promotion of Eye Donation.
He is credited with management of calamities at the time of outbreak of Epidemic Conjunctivitis (1979), Methyl Alcohol poisoning and Bhopal gas tragedy (1984). He visited seven tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh – Dhar, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Badwani, Khargone, Khandwa and Burhanpur and implemented a unique programme called‚ Prayas to prevent blindness. He was instrumental in getting the first Braille Press established at Indore.
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation is pleased to confer the 20th Mahaveer Award in the field of Medicine on Dr.M.C.Nahata in recognition of his exemplary service. We believe many others would be inspired to emulate him

 
 

Dr. M.C.Nahata, Indore, Madhya Pradesh receiving the 20th Mahaveer Award for excellence in human endeavour in the sphere of Medicine from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Honourable Member of Rajya Sabha.

 

 

Arpana Research & Charities Trust

Karnal, Haryana

 

Arpana Research & Charities Trust was established in 1980 to serve the rural folks of Karnal district, Haryana. It runs a 135 bedded hospital, with 3 operation theatres, well equipped ICU and has specialised clinics and daily OPD. This hospital is catering to the needs of over 1000 villages.
Arpana Rural Development Services provide loving care to neglected children under five years of age. They have assisted in starting women Self Help Groups in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh.
Farmers clubs are formed where they are taught effective farming and irrigation methods for the terraced plots. Over 8000 meetings have been conducted to create awareness about antenatal care, AIDS, nutrition, prevention of seasonal diseases, family welfare, right to education and domestic violence.
The Trust has identified 1878 differently abled persons from 55 villages and assisted in forming 48 Differently Abled Persons Organisations. The DPOs have generated savings of over Rupees 24 lakhs. Some have started their own businesses. This has given them confidence, immense self-esteem, dignity and opportunity to participate in village activities.
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation is pleased to confer the 20th Mahaveer Award in the field of Community & Social Service on Arpana Research & Charities Trust in recognition of its exemplary service. We believe many others would be inspired to emulate them

 
 

Shri Harishwar Dayal, President of Arpana Research & Charitable Trust, and Smt. Aruna Dayal receiving the 20th Mahaveer Award for excellence in human endeavour in the sphere of Community & Social Service from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Honourable Member of Rajya Sabha.

 

 
 

From left to right: Shri K Nanda Kishore Advisor, Shri Pravin B Chheda Trustee, Shri D. R. Mehta Former Chairman Securities & Exchange Board of India, Shri Vinodh Kumar Trustee, Shri Pratik Jain Trustee, Shri N Sugalchand Jain Founder Trustee, Dr. Subramanian Swamy Honourable Member of Rajya Sabha, Shri Prasanchand Jain Managing Trustee, Shri Pramod Jain Trustee, Shri P.V.Krishnamurthy Hon'y Executive Trustee, Dr.M.C.Nahata(awardee), Smt.Sheela Balaji(Awardee), Smt.Aruna Dayal(awardee), Ms. Claire Abrams Myers(awardee)

 

 
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