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SECOND MAHAVEER AWARDS – 1996
 
Ramakrishna Mission, Narayanpur, Bastar District, Madhya Pradesh was given the award in 1996 for their service in the field of Education, Medicine and Community Services in the Narayanpur area of Bastar District deep in the forests of Madhya Pradesh.


The representative of Ramakrishna Ashrama, Narayanpur, Bastar Dist., Madhya Pradesh receiving the Second Mahaveer Award on behalf of the Ashrama for Excellence in the field of Social and Community service from Bharat Ratna Shri C Subramaniam at the Mahaveer Annual Awards Day 1996.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By their services to the tribal community in the fields of education and medical help,
the mission had brought about a social transformation in what is otherwise a most inhospitable terrain. It has undertaken an ambitious programme of integrated rural development in the area, runs a number of schools, hostels, hospitals and has contributed to the improvement of every facet of tribal life from agricultural extension services, animal husbandry, Pirmary health, environment and above all education.
 
2. SHRI  S.  JAGANNATHAN  &  SMT.  KRISHNAMMAL  JAGANNATHAN
 
Shri S. Jagannathan & Smt. Krishnammal Jagannathan, the Gandhian couple had undergone imprisonment during the freedom movement and after independence they had setup a Trust in Gandhi Gram for assisting the poor and the needy.
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Shri Jagannathan and Smt. krishnammal Jagannathan, octogenrian gandhian couple of Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu receiving the Second Mahaveer Award for Excellence in the field of Non-violence and Vegetarianism from Bharat Ratna Shri. C. Subramaniam, Former Governor of Maharashtra at the Annual Mahaveer Awards Day 1996.
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Apart from participating in Vinobaji's Bhoodan Padyatra these couple were responsible for distribution of over 1Lac acres of land for 32,000 landless labourers and had also worked for peace in a non-violent manner in the village of Kilvenmani during the period of communal riots. They are helping the poor fisherman by their non-violent agitation against prawn fishing on commercial scale which leads to the salinity of large areas of agricultural land and helping in their rehabilitation. They are also assisting the poor by providing them with education.
 
 


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