Shri Guruji Purskar Awards

SourceRSS JANKALYAN SAMITI    Date14-Jan-2016
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SHRI GURUJI PURSKAR [AWARD]

Shri Madhav Sadasvhiv Golwalakar alias Hon. Shri Guruji was the second “Sarsanghchalak” of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS). He gave his whole and soul for the service of the motherland. All his life he followed the slogan “Mai nahi, tu hi” (You and only you, not me). His reflections regarding the enhancement of various aspects of nationalism serve as guiding principles for the youth of the nation. His speeches inspired thousands of Swayamsevaks to work selflessly and whole-heartedly for the creation and growth of an ideal nation.

Jankalyan Samiti commemorates the birth anniversary of Hon. Shri Guruji by giving a national award in his honour. The award is given to individuals or organizations for outstanding achievements in 10 selected areas like Service oriented, Literature, Bravery, Agriculture, Research, Social Awareness, Sports, Arts, Religion & Culture, Women’s empowerment and Environment.

The award consists of a certificate of honour, a memento and Rs. 1,00,000.0 cash. Two candidates working in two different areas are selected for the award each year. The award function is held in different parts of the state of Maharashtra. The award function takes place on Shuddha Ekadashi in the month of Magh every year.

Some of the awardees till date are institutions like Vivekananda Kendra at Kanyakumari, Panun Kashmir, India Policy Centre Chennai, and talented individuals like Sudhir Phadke, Vijay Bhatkar, Raghunath Mashelkar, S.L. Bhairappa, Babasaheb Purandare, Lieutenant General Shekatkar, Mary Kom, Vishvanathan Anand and Acharya Kishorji Vyas.

The year 2020 was the 25th year of this award distribution celebrated with enthusiasm in Vile-Parle Mumbai.
 

YEAR and Place

FIELD

AWARDEE

STATE

2020 : Vileparle

Sports

Dr. P. Gopichand

Aandhra Pradesh

Agriculture

Suyash Charitable Trust

Maharashtra

2019 : Nanded

Voluntary social service

Nimar Abhyuday rural management & development Association

Madhya Pradesh

Literature

Dr. D. B. Deglurkar

Maharashtra

2018 : Satara

Environment

Chewang Norphel

Ladakh

Women’s Empowerment

Jyoti Pathaniya

Maharashtra

2017: Dombivali

Research

Dr. H.R. Nagendra

Karnataka

Religious work

Chaitanya Maharaj Deglurkar

Maharashtra

2016: Latur

Social awaking

Rahul Almast

Maharashtra

Art

Manisha Sathe

Maharashtra

2015: Chinchwad, Pune

Sports

Padmashree Arunima Sinnha

Uttar-Pradesh

Agriculture

DnyanProbhodini - Solopur-Harali

Maharashtra

2014: Borvali

Voluntary social service

Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Mandal

Aurangabad

Literature

Shri Achyut Godbole

Andheri 

2013: Solapur

Art

Shri Chandrakant Dhondu Naik

Pune

Research

Dr. Himmatrao Bavaskar

Mahad

Religious work

Shri Govind Deo Giri

Pune

2011: Kankavali

Voluntary social service

Madhukar Bhalachandra Kulkarni

Mumbai Dharashiv

Literature

Vedkumar Raghuuttam Daas Vedalankaar

 

Gallantry

Panoon Kashmir Sanstha

Jammu-Kashmir

2010: Nashik

Art

Ustsd Usman Khan

Pune

Research

Yogesh Shridhar Gurjar

Pune

Religious work

Shri Jayant Shivraam Salgoankar

Mumbai

2009: Jalna

Agriculture

Asian Agri History Foundation

Sikandarabad

Social awaking

Dindayal Research Institute

Delhi

Sports

Mary Kom

Imphal

2008: Nagar

Voluntary social service

Vikas Bharati Bishunpur

Jharkhand

Literature

Sahitypremi Bhagini Mandal

Pune

Gallantry

Shri. Bikram Bahadur Jamatiya

Tripura

2007: Panvel

Art

Dr. Vasant Gorakshakar

Mumbai

Research

Sau. Alkatai Zadgaokar

Nagpur

Religious work

Vidarbha Marathwada Book Company

Pune

2006: Latur

Sports

Shri. Sudhir Vamanrao Joshi

Sambhajinagar

Agriculture

Janseva Foundation (Selvasa)

Pune

Social awaking

Centre For Policy Studies

Chennai

2005: Nagpur

Voluntary social service

Swa. Shri. Krushnaji Patvardhan (Swa-Rupvardhini, Pune)

Pune

Gallantry

Retd. Le. Gen. Shri. D.B. Shekatkar

Pune

Literature

Shri. S. L. Bhairappa

Karnataka

2004: Goa

Art

Late. Shri. Sudhir Phadke (Marnottar)

Maharashtra

Research

Shri M.S. Swaminathan

Tamilnadu

Religious work

Bramhibhut Bramhanandcharya Swami

Goa

2003:Sambhajinagar

Sports

Dr. Shri Rajpalsinhji

Delhi

Agriculture

Dr. Shri Rajendrasinhji

Rajasthan

Social awaking

Shri Babasaheb Purandare

Maharashtra

2002: Pune

Literature

Shrimati Mranalini Joshi

Maharashtra

Gallantry

Shrimati Sunita Haldekar

Assam

Voluntary Social service

Bharatiya Kusta Niwarak Sangh (Sanstha)

Chhattisgarh

2001: Jalgaon

Art

Shri Vasudev Kamat

Maharashtra

Research

CDAC Pune

Maharashtra

Religious work

Pu. Shri Vishweshtirtha Swamiji

Karnataka

2000: Chiplun

Sports

Shrimati Jhotirmai Sikdar

W. Bengal

Agriculture

Rural Agriculture Institute, Narayangaon

Maharashtra

Social awaking

Pu. Swami Asimanandaji

 

1999: Thane

Voluntary social service

Shri & Shrimati Ashok Vernekar

Assam

Gallantry

Dr. V. R. Karandikar

Maharashtra

Literature

Kai. Chamanlal Shan (Maranottar)

Jammu-Kashmir

1998: Kolhapur

Art

Late .Bhalji Pendharkar (Maranottar)

Maharashtra

Research

Shri Raghunathji Mashelkar

Maharashtra

Religious work

Geeta Press, Gorakhapur

Uttar Pradesh

1997: Mumbai

Agriculture

Shri N. D. Pandharipande (Nadap) (Sanstha)

Maharashtra

Sports

Shri Vishwanathan Anand

Tamilnadu

Social awaking

Jeliyangrong Herakka Association (Sanstha)

Nagaland

1996: Pune

Voluntary social service

Vivekanand medical mission [Sanstha]

Kerala

Gallantry

Shri P.G. Sahasrabuddhe

Maharashtra

Literature

Shri Ramesh Kolamkar

Maharashtra