This is G o o g l e's cache of http://www.indiaserver.com/thehindu/2000/01/15/stories/0215000a.htm.
G o o g l e's cache is the snapshot that we took of the page as we crawled the web.
The page may have changed since that time. Click here for the current page without highlighting.


Google is not affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content.

The Hindu on indiaserver.com : Baba Amte receives Gandhi peace prize

Online edition of India's National Newspaper on indiaserver.com
Saturday, January 15, 2000


Front Page
National
International
Regional
Opinion
Business
Sport
Entertainment
Miscellaneous
Classified
Employment
Features

Index
Home

National | Previous | Next

Baba Amte receives Gandhi peace prize


By Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, JAN. 14. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said his Government would take steps to ensure proper rehabilitation of the people displaced by the Narmada project.

``We will adopt a measure which will ensure construction of the dam and at the same time ensure proper rehabilitation of the displaced persons,'' he said. He was talking informally to newsmen at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after a ceremony to confer the Gandhi Peace Prize, 1999, on the noted social activist, Baba Amte.

Presenting the award to Baba Amte, the President, Mr. K.R. Narayanan described the Narmada Satyagraha as a new battle front for youth action. It was ``an outburst of courage and concern for antyodaya.'' The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 crore and a citation.

The President said Baba Amte's life and activities ``have been animated by the constructive programme devised by Mahatma Gandhi for attainment of independence for India.'' Baba Amte was ``a living legend of our time and a shining example of the Gandhian spirit and approach to current and compelling social problems of the country. In our developmental efforts, India and the world have to, willy-nilly, come to terms with the ideas of Baba Amte.''

The President said ``Baba Amte is perhaps the first man in post- Independence India to passionately carry forward the Gandhian movement to see the glow of Swaraj on the face of the common man and woman of the country.'' Baba Amte's work covered education in health and hygiene, village sanitation, village industries, communal unity and removal of untouchability and work among tribals and the youth .

In his acceptance speech, Baba Amte said he would donate the amount to ``Maharogi Sewa Samiti'', a voluntary organisation engaged in the task of uplifting the weakest sections of the society.


Section  : National
Previous : Maran assurance on Exim policy
Next     : 'Bill to waive sanctions against India coming'

Front Page | National | International | Regional | Opinion | Business | Sport | Entertainment | Miscellaneous | Classified | Employment | Features |

Index | Home


Copyrights © 2000 The Hindu & Tribeca Internet Initiatives Inc.

Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu & Tribeca Internet Initiatives Inc.

indiaserver.com

Copyright © 2000 Tribeca Internet Initiatives Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Indiaserver is a trademark of Tribeca Internet Initiatives Inc.