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    Govind Dholakia, a man of his words initiated “Matrushree Santokba Manav Ratna Award" in 2007 in the memories & honor of his Mother which depicts a true bond of Govind Dholakia with mother Santokba.
  • About Santokbaa

    Smt Santokba Dholakia is the mother of Govind Dholakia and lovingly called as “BAA” in the old indian traditional practice. For a little petite, his mother was the centre of his universe and someone who impersonated the virtues of kindlness, care and infinite love.

AWARDEES

  • Dr. Sam Pitroda ( Father of Indian Telecom Revolution)

    In 2007, the first “Matrushree Santokbaa Manav Ratna Award” was presented to Dr. Prof. Sam Pitroda, a revolutionary Scientist who played a pivotal role in the changing and emerging India. The award was presented to him by Honorable Governor of Gujarat Naval-Kishor Sharma. And since then this awards is been given to all who has created benchmark in well-being of Nation.

  • Dr. Verghese Kurian ( Visionary of White Revolution in india and Founder of Amul Dairy)

    In 2009, “Manav Ratna Award” was presented to Dr. Verghese Kurian by the hands of the Most Respected Religious Speaker Shri. Morari Bapu. SRK decided to reward the benevolent of Dr. Kurian a renowned Indian social entrepreneur and is best known as the "Father of the White Revolution", for his 'billion-litre idea' (Operation Flood) — the world's biggest agricultural development program.

  • Dr. H. L. Trivedi (Globally Renowned Kidney Transplant Surgeon)

    Most honored Dr. H. L. Trivedi was conferred “Santokbaa Award “in the year 2009 by revered Saint Morari Bapu. SRK awarded him for his role in kidney transplant world over

  • Shri Narayanbhai Desai (Renowned Gandhian and Humanitarian)

    World renowned Gandhian thinker is known for his “Gandhi –Katha “As a Mahatma Gandhiji’s true disciple and Secretary Shri Mahadevi Desai’s son, Shri Narayanbhai Desai has spent 25 years with Gandhiji. Gandhiji’s life and character has influenced him to a great extent. He his relentlessly travelling all over the world to profess Gandhian thoughts. He has also authored a biography of Gandhiji. In the year 2009 he was awarded “Santokbaa Awarded” by Saint Shree Morari Bapu

  • Smt. Poornimaben Pakvasa (Freedom Fighter and Woman Empowerer)

    Smt. Poornimaben Pakvasa has spent all her life in serving society mostly all downtrodden and weaker section. She is currently working in tribal area of Dang in Gujarat where she is fondly known as “Sister (Didi) “

    She has also worked as National Freedom Fighter following the footsteps of Gandhiji. Her main passion is women empowerment, she has been working to ensure equal place of woman in the society. Today at the age of 100 years she is still functioning for the betterment of women as she is well aware of issues related to them.

    For her outstanding and unique work she was conferred “Santokbaa Award” in 2013 by Hon. Saint Shree Sachhidanandji

  • Prof. M. S. Swaminathan (Pioneer of Green Revolution in India)

    Prof. M. S. Swaminathan has served as a Principal Secretary, Agriculture with Government of India at New Delhi.

    World over he has known as an “Initiator of Green Revolution”. As a result of his research India has become a lead producer of wheat and rice enabling food security to needy of nation.

    Because of his efforts India has achieved a lead position in agriculture amongst all nations of the world.

    For his exemplary service to the nation, He has been awarded with “Santokbaa Award” by revolutionary saint Swami Sachhidanandji in the year 2013.

  • His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Buddhist monk, spiritual and political leader)

    His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama is a Buddhist monk, spiritual and political leader of Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a missionary of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.

  • Lord Bhikhu Parekh

    Bhiku Parek is an eminent political theorist in Britain and an active member in the House of Lords. During his tenure, he has contributed immensely towards societal changes that were once a major cause of concern to Britain's culture in the early 70's. He has pioneered many concepts on multiculturalism, collective rights and responsibility and other socio-cultural issues that have influenced the governance in UK. Commonly addressed as Lord Bhiku, he has worked to bring about a noninterventionist and tolerant political view where people of different ethnicities could live in harmony. It was through his ideologies and his unrelenting dedication towards his work that he managed to bring a significant understanding of Indian culture on a global platform. During his lifetime, he has been conferred with a number of awards such as the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize, Distinguished Global Thinker Award, Padma Bhushan, etc. by many international forums.

    Achievements & Awards:
    • Lord Bhiku has earned fellowships in a number of well-known institutions such as University of Oxfords, Royal Society of Arts and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in 1999 and the British Academy. He has won a number of awards for his work, some of them being Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize (2003) by the Political Studies Association, UK, the Life Peer in 2000 which earned him the title as Baron Parekh and BBC's Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Asians in 1999. Bhiku has also earned a honorary doctorate from the University of Essex and in 2007, he received the Padma Bhushan from the Indian government.
  • Sudha Murthy

    Padma Shri Sudha Kulkarni Murthy is an Indian social worker and author. She is known for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation. Among other things, she has initiated a move to provide all government schools in Karnataka with computer and library facilities. She also teaches computer science and writes fiction. Dollar Sose (Dollar daughter-in-law), a book originally she wrote in Kannada and later translated to English as Dollar Bahu was adopted as a television serial in 2001.

    The wide range of Sudha Murthy’s social work covers the sectors of healthcare, education, empowerment of women, public hygiene, art and culture, and poverty alleviation at the grassroots level. Her vision of a library for each school has resulted in the setting up of 50,000 libraries so far. She is helping out rural areas by building 10,000 public toilets and several hundred toilets in the city of Bangalore. Infosys Foundation is a public charitable trust founded in 1996 and Mrs. Sudha Murthy is one of the trustees. Through Foundation she has built 2,300 houses in the flood affected areas. She has handled national natural disasters like tsunami in Tamil Nadu and Andaman, earthquake in Kutch – Gujarat, hurricane and floods in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and drought in Karnataka and Maharashtra. . The Government of Karnataka awarded her the highest literary award the ‘Attimabbe Award’ –for her literary work for the year 2011-12

    Awards & Recognition:
    • Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers, India for having secured the I Rank in MTech of all the branches of Engineering
    • Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers, India for having secured the I Rank in MTech of all the branches of Engineering
    • Silver Medal from the then Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Devaraj Urs, for securing the highest marks in BE of all the Universities of Engineering in Karnataka
    • Cash award for having secured the highest marks in SSLC
    • C S Desai Prize for standing first in the University Exams of Karnataka
    • Youth Service Department Prize from Government of Karnataka, for having been the outstanding engineering student of Karnataka
    • Best Teacher Award in 1995 from the Rotary Club of Bangalore
    • National Award from Public Relation Society of India for outstanding Social Service to the Society
    • ‘Attimabbe’ award for her technical book in Kannada (Shalae Makale Gagi Computer – meaning computers for school children)
    • Award for Excellent Social Service by Rotary South – Hubli
    • ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava’ State Award for the year 2000, for achievement in the field of literature and social work
    • ‘Ojaswini’ award for excellent social worker for the year 2000
    • ‘Millenium Mahila Shiromani’ award
    • Voted as Woman of the Year by RadioCity [Bangalore FM station] on International Women’s Day [2002]
    • In 2004, Murthy was presented with the Raja-Lakshmi Award "in recognition of her outstanding contribution to social work" by the Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in Chennai.
    • In 2006, Murthy was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest-ranking civilian award from the Government of India, and received an honorary doctorate for her contributions in the spheres of social work, philanthropy, and education.
    • In 2006, She also received the R.K. Narayana's Award for Literature.
    • In 2011, Murthy was conferred honorary LL.D (Doctor of Laws) degrees for their contributions to promote formal legal education and scholarship in India.
    • In 2013, Basava Shree-2013 Award was presented to Narayan Murthy & Sudha Murthy for their contributions to society at Basaveshwara Medical College auditorium. Basava Shree award comprises a plaque and a cheque of `5 lakh, Sudha Murthy handed over award money to an orphanage run by the mutt.
    GREAT DEEDS FOR SOCIETY WELFARE:
    • The wide range of Sudha Murthy’s social work covers the sectors of healthcare, education, empowerment of women, public hygiene, art and culture, and poverty alleviation at the grassroots level. Her vision of a library for each school has resulted in the setting up of 50,000 libraries so far. She is helping out rural areas by building 10,000 public toilets and several hundred toilets in the city of Bangalore. Infosys Foundation is a public charitable trust founded in 1996 and Mrs. Sudha Murthy is one of the trustees. Through Foundation she has built 2,300 houses in the flood affected areas. She has handled national natural disasters like tsunami in Tamil Nadu and Andaman, earthquake in Kutch – Gujarat, hurricane and floods in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and drought in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Government of Karnataka awarded her the highest literary award the ‘Attimabbe Award’ –for her literary work for the year 2011-12.
  • Carlos G. Valles (Father Valles)

    Carlos Gonzales Valles, popularly known as Father Valles, is a Jesuit priest and author. He lived in India for five decades and wrote extensively in Gujarati language and on mathematics. He has also written in English and Spanish.

    In India, Valles attended Madras University and completed an MA in mathematics with first class honours in 1953. There, he learned English to complete his studies. He later started learning the Gujarati language, as he was asked to teach mathematics at the newly opened St Xavier's college in Ahmedabad, He started teaching mathematics in Ahmedabad in 1960. He translated many mathematical concepts into Gujarati for Gujarat University and coined terms for them. He helped to start and contributed regularly to the first mathematical review in an Indian language, Suganitam. He also contributed in Gujarati to the encyclopedia Gnanganga on mathematical topics. He participated in World Mathematical Congress in Moscow, Exeter, and Niece.

    Work
    • His works includes more than seventy books in Gujarati and about hundred in English and Spanish. He wrote twelve books on mathematics. He also co-authored the series of mathematics textbooks in Gujarati.
    Awards & Recognition
    • Father Valles won the literary prize for essays from the Government of Gujarat five times. He received the Kumar Prize in 1966. He was awarded Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak, the highest award in Gujarati literature, in 1978. He was the first foreign recipient of the prize. His domestic wandering to understand culture and people won him the Acharya Kakasaheb Kalelkar Award for Universal Harmony in 1995 and the Ramakrishna Jaidalal Harmony Award in 1997. He was also named an Honorary Jain for his friendship with Jain community in Mumbai.

Forthcomings Awardees

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    Dr. Sam Pitroda2007

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    Dr H L Trivedi2009

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    Dr Varghese Kurian2009

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    Narayanbhai Desai2009

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    Dr. M.S Swaminathan2013

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    Smt. Poornimaben Pakvasa 2013

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    HH The Dalai Lama 2015

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