Award For Medicine

The foundation of happy and successful life is good health. Good health and medical care are of great significance for the well-being and quality of life of a person and a nation. Individuals and institutions are providing the much needed medical and health care to the weak, poor and rural folk of our country. This exemplary, humanitarian service to our society requires to be honoured and nurtured.

The award is given to inspire people to do selfless service in the field of Medicine and Health Care for the welfare of the needy and poor in the society. The award is for excellence in human endeavour in the field of Medicine.

The activities of the nominee may include the following:

  • Dedication to the care of underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated altruism and compassion while providing quality health care to a destitute, distressed or marginalized population in an impoverished community.
  • Demonstrates productive improvement towards medicine.
  • Contributing and working to ensure better healthcare for India's rural population.
  • An individual or institution who is not a qualified medical professional but is contributing towards better health for rural India. He/she could be contributing to spreading awareness or be actively involved in creating better healthcare infrastructure.
  • Focusing on providing health & hygiene betterment services.
  • Free or low cost medical care facilities for women and children, pre-natal and post-natal care, education for better health and hygiene, better nutrition for children.
  • Non-profit medical institutions serving the society
  • Persons involved in setting up of the institutions

To recognize and express our gratitude, the Awards honour the services of such persons with a cash award of Rs.10 lakhs, a citation and a memento.

Recipients Of Mahaveer Awards For The Excellence In Human Endeavour In The Field Of Medicine

Award Year Awardees
23rd 2021 Pain & Palliative Care Society, Kozhikode, Kerala
22nd 2021 Jeevodaya Hospice for Cancer Patients, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
21st 2018 Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust, Hyderabad, Telangana
20th 2017 Dr. M.C. Nahata, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
19th 2016 Dr. R.V. Ramani,Sankara Eye Institutions, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
18th 2015 SEVAC (Sane and Enthusiast Volunteers' Association of Calcutta), Kolkata, West Bengal
17th 2015 Dr. Sunil Sanon,Mussorrie, Uttarakhand
16th 2013 Dr. R. Ravi Kannan,Silchar, Cachar Dt.,Assam
15th 2012 Dr.Anant Sinha,Ranchi, Jharkhand
14th 2011 Voluntary Health Services Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
13th 2010 Tribal Health Initiative, Sittilingi, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu
12th 2008 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra
11th 2008 Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin, New Delhi
10th 2006 Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet Charitable Trust (India), Pune, Maharashtra
10th 2006 Dr. S S Badrinath, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamilnadu
7th 2003 Dr. H.Sudarshan, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana KendraYelandur Tk, Karnataka
6th 2000 Cancer Institute (W I A), Chennai, Tamilnadu
5th 1999 Dr. G Venkataswamy, Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamilnadu