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FIRST MAHAVEER AWARDS – 1995
VEERAYATAN
The "Veerayatan" was given the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation Award in the year 1995 for helping thousands of tribal families in the remote tribal areas of Bihar mainly in the fields of medicine and education. The institution has assisted in the rehabilitation of a large number of tribal families in these remote areas by helping in removing alcoholism and other addictions and by, providing medical treatment and eye treatment to a large number of these people. The institution has also provided vocational training in fields such as Carpentry, Pottery etc which has resulted in the rehabilitation of lakhs of tribals. It has also assisted a large number of tribals in securing employment.
 
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Shri N.K. Firodia receiving the First Mahaveer Award on behalf of Veerayatan, Rajgir, Bihar for Excellence in the field of Social and Community service from Shri. K R Narayanan, vice President of India at the Annual Mahaveer Awards Day 1995.

The institution has held a large number of eye camps, built an eye hospital and arranged for eye surgeries for over 56000 patients. Other activities of the institute include running of dispensaries, and provision of health care in distant areas through a mobile van, running of primary schools, libraries and propagation of Ahimsa, and brotherhood etc. By its efforts the institute has brought about a total transformation in certain segments of the tribal areas of Bihar.

Acharya Shri Chandanaji is the spirit behind the institution.
 
 


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