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SRI NA VUJIRE GETS MAHAKAVI RATNAKARA VARNI AWARD
Bangalore (Karnataka), 18 January 2010: Renowned Kannada writer and Jain scholar Sri Na Vujire has baged the coveted 'Mahakavi Ratnakara Varni' award for the year 2009. The award constituted by Dakshina Kannada Jaina Mythri Koota consists of a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a silver citation. Dakshina Kannada Jaina Mythri Koota an organisation based out of Bangalore formed by the Jains of Dakshina Kannada region living in Bangalore. The award will be presented to Prof. at a function to be held at Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Kalyana Mantapa, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Renowned Kannada writer Sri Chandrashekara Kambara will present the award to Sri Vujire. Sri Vujire is a retired professor from Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara college Vujire and has authored more than 30 books in Kannada, Hindu and Tulu (a dialect of Kannada). - Jain Heritage Centres News Service
"RASHTRIYA GAURAV AWARD 2010" AWARDED TO ENVIRONMENTALIST AJAY JAIN
Environmentalist Ajay Jain from Indore is the only Environmentalist form India who has been awarded this year with prestigious "Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2010" and "Certificate of Excellence" for his various works done in the field of Environment and Pollution control.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh), 17 January 17 2010: This award is conferred annually on eminent personalities representing different fields from the country and abroad who have contributed remarkably towards progress of India in their respective fields. This event is organized especially to project the achievement of Indians who have made Mother India proud. The Bharat Gaurav Award - "Pride of India" was presented to Mr. Ajay Jain by Mr. Abdul Rahim Rathar Finance minister Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir in a Grand function held on 7 Jan 2010 at Habitat center New Delhi. Delegates and eminent personalities from India and abroad were present to witness the award function.


Some of the past recipients of this honor include - Late Mother Teresa, Noble Laureate, Late B.D. Jatti Former Vice President of India, Dr. Bishma Narain Singh former Governor, Digmabr Kamat, CM Goa, Kiran Bedi IPS, Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Veteran Actors Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand etc.
Architect and Environmentalist Ajay Jain has been working with a vision of Clean, Green and Healthy Environment. His company Eco-Pro Environmental Services Indore has been providing consultancy to many National, International organizations and various Urban Local Bodies in field of environment and waste management. He has excelled in the field of Biomedical waste management and is active director of Hoswin Incinerator Pvt. Ltd. which is leading company in biomedical waste management in India. "Hoswin Incinerator Pvt. Ltd." is Central India's first Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility at Indore and is among the best Biomedical waste treatment facility in India. The treatment and documentation procedure adopted by the company is being replicated at various other CBWTF in India.
'BUTCHER' TO GET MAHAVEER AWARD

Chennai (Tamilnadu), 23 Dec, 2009: He hails from a family of butchers. But instead of killing animals, he helps protect them. His organisation, “People who care for animals,’’ has rescued thousands of cattle from illegal slaughterhouses in Thane and adjoining areas.
Recognising his noble work, Thane-based Mohammed Abrar Qureshi, 52, was on Tuesday chosen to receive the 13th Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation award for Excellence in the sphere of non-violence and vegetarianism. The award, which has a cash component of Rs 5 lakh and a citation, would be presented at a function in city in January.

N Sugalchand Jain, managing trustee of the city-based foundation, said the jury headed by Justice M N Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India, and seven others selected Qureshi for the award for his concern and love for animals.

Qureshi, who chose not to take up butchery, earned the wrath of a few for his love for animals. Attempts were made on his life and both his legs were broken in one such attempt, Jain informed.


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The other awardees are Tribal Health Initiative, Dharmapuri, TN (for excellence in the sphere of education and medicine), Sri Karni Nagar Vikas Samiti, Kota, Rajasthan and Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre, Pavagada, Karnataka (both for excellence in the spheres of community and social service).
P V Krishnamurthy, honourary executive trustee of the foundation, said that the cash component would be doubled the 14th edition of the award. - News Courtesy: ExpressBuzz.com

 

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