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Title :
Baba Amte Birth Anniversary
Objective :
To make the people aware about the great welldoer Baba Amte.
Colour Scheme :
Blue, the colour of peace and well doing.
Focus I :
The close up pic of Baba Amte.
Focus II :
The background of Baba Amte well doings.
Misc. :
His son, Dr Prakash Baba Amte is also a great welldoer and a film is also made on his (Dr. Prakash Amte's) life-story; starring Nana Patekar as Prakash Amte and Sonali Kulkarni as Mandakini Amte. The film was released on 10 October 2014 and it has been released in three languages, Hindi, Marathi and English.
Date :
26th December
Related to :
Birth Anniversary of Murlidhar Devidas Amte, popularly known as Baba Amte.
Connect Date :
26 December 1914
Connect Place :
Hinganghat, Near Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Special 1:
He and his wife, Sadhna Amte started an organization for leprosy patients at Anandwan in 1950. Their two sons, Vikas Amte and Prakash Amte, and daughters-in-law, Mandakini and Bharati, are doctors. All four dedicated their lives to social work and causes similar to those of the senior Amte.
Special 1:
In 1990, Amte left Anandwan for a while to live along the Narmada River and joined Narmada Bachao Andolan ("Save Narmada") movement one of whose popular leaders was Medha Patkar, which fought against both unjust displacement of local inhabitants and damage to the environment due to the construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada river.[
More Info :
List of Awards:
  • Padma Shri, 1971
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1985
  • Padma Vibhushan, 1986
  • United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights,1988
  • Gandhi Peace Prize, 1999
  • Rashtriya Bhushan, 1978: FIE Foundation Ichalkaranji (INDIA)
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award, 1979 for Constructive Work
  • N.D. Diwan Award, 1980: National Society for Equal Opportunities for the 'Handicapped' (NASEOH), Bombay
  • Ramshastri Award, 1983: Ramshastri Prabhune Foundation, Maharashtra, India
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Award, 1985: Government of Madhya Pradesh for outstanding social service
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, 1986: Delhi
  • Fr. Maschio Platinum Jubilee Award, 1987: Bombay
  • G.D. Birla International Award, 1988: For outstanding contribution to humanism
  • Templeton Prize, 1990 [Baba Amte and Charles Birch (Emeritus professor of University of Sydney)were jointly awarded the prize in 1990]
  • Mahadeo Balwant Natu Puraskar, 1991, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Adivasi Sewak Award, 1991, Government of Maharashtra
  • Kusumagraj Puraskar, 1991
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Award, 1992, Government of Maharashtra
  • Shri Nemichand Shrishrimal Award, 1994
  • Fr. Tong Memorial Award, 1995, Voluntary Health Association of India
  • Kushta Mitra Puraskar, 1995: Vidarbha Maharogi Sewa Mandal, Amravati, Maharashtra
  • Bhai Kanhaiya Award, 1997: Sri Guru Harkrishan Education Trust, Bhatinda, Punjab
  • Manav Sewa Award, 1997: Young Men's Gandhian Association, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Sarthi Award, 1997, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Mahatma Gandhi Charitable Trust Award, 1997, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Gruhini Sakhi Sachiv Puraskar, 1997, Gadima Pratishthan, Maharashtra
  • Kumar Gandharva Puraskar, 1998
  • Apang Mitra Puraskar, 1998, Helpers of the Handicapped, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Award, 1998, Chennai
  • Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta Award, 1998, Mumbai
  • Justice K. S. Hegde Foundation Award, 1998, Karnataka
  • Baya Karve Award, 1998, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Savitribai Phule Award, 1998, Government of Maharashtra
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Award, 1988: FICCI, for outstanding achievements in training and placement of disabled persons
  • Satpaul Mittal Award, 1998, Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Adivasi Sevak Puraskar, 1998, Government of Maharashtra
  • Gandhi Peace Prize, 1999
  • Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change, 1999
  • Maharashtra Bhushan Award, 2004, Government of Maharashtra
  • Bharathvasa award, 2008
  • On 26 December 2018 his birthday, Google dedicated doodle to honor him.
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