Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Balgangadharnath Swamiji Madhaishwar-Adichinchangiri, Mahasansthan Math-Bangalore
Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math, with its roots firmly embedded in the folds of time (1500 Years), Space on Rocky hill, 63 miles West of Bangalore, the Capital City of Karnataka, has been working towards the betterment of human life and society.
Following the 'Guru-Shishya' Parampara, his holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, 71st in the holy lineage, who ascended the revered seat in 1974. The benevolent activities of social service gained an accelerated momentum since then
Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust (R.) was founded in the year 1974 under the divine leadership of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji. More than 475 Educational Institutions with student strength of 92000, inclusive of a Medical College, an Ayurvedic Medical College, 4 Engineering Colleges, 2 Nursing Colleges, 2 Pharmacy Colleges, 4 International Schools, 7 Central Schools, 2 Schools for Blind, 5 Polytechnics and Host of Schools and Pre-University Colleges are run by the Trust. Most of them are situated in the rural parts of Karnataka to provide abundant opportunities to the rural masses of our country.
Dr. Veerendra Heggade-Dharmadhikari-Shri Dharamsthala Manjunatheswar, Dharmasthala (Karnataka)
The Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, Padmabhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade is a great visionary and a man of action. He has intensely devoted his life for the spiritual and social transformation of the society. Displaying an outlook that is thoroughly modern and scientific, he has been the guiding sprit behind all the pioneering works undertaken by the Kshetra. The right blend of modern methods and scientific approach has produced astounding results. This is evident in the plethora of institutions and pioneering works successfully managed by the Dharmadhikari under the aegis of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade is the multi faceted personality who combines in him myriad roles of a friend, philosopher and guide. Above all he is a man of selfless dedication and working assiduously to uplift mankind by divinity, charity and guidance. Shouldering the enormous responsibility of Dharmadhikari at a relatively young age of 20, Dr. Heggade has relentlessly moved in the glorious footsteps of his illustrious ancestors. Though he inherited the legacy of social service from his forefathers, he carefully nurtured the seed sown by them. Credit goes to him for transforming Dharmasthala Kshetra into a giant organisation of social service and Charity, the like of which is unprecedented in the annals of mankind.
Padamshri Sadhu Kailash Manav - Founder, Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Padma Shri Dr. Kailash 'Manav' is the founder of Narayan Sewa Sansthan (Trust) in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Narayan Sewa Sansthan is a unique endeavour by those, of those, for the hearted people who feel concerned about the sufferings of the poor people, and wish to help them with donation co-operation and good stared by Sadhu Kailash ‘Manav’ on October 23,1985 with an beginning by collecting every day a handful of flour ‘EK MUTTHI ATA' the poor patients and their attending companious in Government hospital Udaipur, the Sansthan is to day the Largest and the only one of committed to totally FREE SERVICES of the poor and disabled people and POLIO VICTIMM in particular.
Ms. Anusuiya Uikey - Hon'ble MP (Rajya Sabha)
Has taken special interest in the delivery of justice to women,specially tribal women and solution of their problems; worked for awareness of rights of tribal women leading to their empowerment;
Vice-President, 'Abhinav Sanstha', Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh 1993; discharged several responsibilities as a member of the National Commission for Women, i.e. (i) a study conducted on the economic and social empowerment of tribal women of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and presented a report thereon to the Government of India, (ii) six regional workshops conducted on the subject of empowerment, problems and possibilities of tribal women and presented reports thereon to the Government of India, (iii) undertook visits to different States and districts across the country with the aim of solving the problems of women and creating awareness among them and presented a report theron to the Government of India, and (iv) worked to train tribal women elected to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and create awareness among them.