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Doctor of the year 2015

Belle Monappa Hegde

Belle Monappa Hegde

Belle Monappa Hegde

Medical Scientist, Educationist and Author

Although no living being is immortal, every creature on this earth requires a pair of healing hands day-in-and-day-out. The world would have been so impossible without a Doctor – a medical practitioner, whose primary role is to maintain or restore human health by evading all our big and small health problems. Medical Science is important for improvement of human life, lifespan and quality of human life. It helps prevent human suffering and also cures the diseases that are the result of advancing civilization. It helps to develop new drugs, new techniques and new equipment to study, analyze and cure the diseases. Even today, when people are getting more and more health conscious, the designation of Doctors as the supreme soul next to God is still intact. And when it the case of a tremendously talented Medical Scientist and Educationist, the respect for the designation just increases three-fold. So is the case with our panel chosen Medical Scientist Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde.

Belle Monappa Hegde (August 18, 1938), is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author. He is a retired Vice Chancellor of the Manipal University and the head of the Mangalore Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics. He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes.

Hegde is a medical practitioner and has a M.B.B.S from Madras University, a M.D. from Lucknow University, a FRCP from London University, a FRCPI from Dublin University as well as a FACC and a FAMS. He has also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.

Belle Monappa HegdeMany research papers, books and publications to his credit; Dr. Hegde has a remarkable journey from a revered teacher to efficient administrator when he donned the role of vice-chancellor of Manipal University. He has served in various trusts and is widely respected for his philanthropic acts. Dr. Hegde doctorates Indian way of medicine- including breathing techniques, yoga and Ayurveda. He has been a deserving recipient of numerous national and international awards including Padma Bhushan, Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, Dr. J.C. Bose Award for Life Science Research, Pride of India Award from the US and honorary doctorates.

Blessed with strong scientific acumen in medical science, he advocated the advantages of Coconut oil, thus earning the wrath of multi-million corporate, no doubt he is regarded as “People’s Doctor”. His disdain against the hi-tech stuff for diagnosis when the time tested bedside methods and common sense alone would suffice, have moulded hundreds of future doctors. Presenting interesting insights from an inspirational orator, author of several books, eminent doctor, able administrator, probably the only Indian to become the fellow of all the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the British Isles including Ireland, Padma Bhushan Dr. B M Hegde. b m hegdeHis monumental contributions to the art of bed-side clinical examination on specific topics have been published in distinguished medical journals. He is a prolific writer himself, frequently published in various magazines and newspapers, and his talk shows are sought after in the electronic media. He has penned nearly 35 books and over 3,000 articles in lay press. During the last decade, Prof. Hegde, along with 15 world-renowned scientists, some of them Nobel Laureates, has been working to publish a journal entitled “Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes,” of which he is the Founder Editor-in-Chief. Prof. Hegde’s service to society through Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and its activity are legendary.


Environmentalist of the year 2015

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Environmentalist and Social Activist

‘Environment’ is the sum total of what is around something or someone. It includes living things and natural forces. The environment of living things provides conditions for development and growth, as well as of danger and damage. Living things do not simply exist in their environment. Conservation of environment simply implies the sustainable use as well as management of natural resources which include wildlife, water, air, and earth deposits. And when we talk about environment welfare and environment activist, in this case we have a tremendously talented Environmentalist and socialist, for whom the respect for the designation just increases three-fold. With our panel, we chosen Environmentalist and Socialist ‘Chandi Prasad Bhatt’.

Chandi Prasad Bhatt (born on June 23, 1934) is an Indian Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, which later became a mother-organization to the Chipko Movement, in which he was one of the pioneers. Today he is known for his work on subaltern social ecology, and considered one of India’s first modern environmentalist. Gandhi Shanti Puraskar of 2013 is given to Chandi Prasad Bhatt. He is also known for his work on subaltern social ecology.chandiBskhR80CIAAUIHoChandi Prasad Bhatt, as the second child of Ganga Ram Bhatt and Maheshi Devi Thapliyal, in a family of priests to the Rudranath Temple in Gopeshwar, one of the “Panch Kedar”, the five Himalayan temples dedicated to Shiva, the most venerated amongst them being the Kedarnath Temple. His father who was a farmer, and a priest at a Famous shiva temple at Gopeshwar and the Rudranath Temple, died when Chandi Prasad was still an infant, thereafter he was raised by his mother, in Gopeshwar, Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India, which was still a very small village. He did his schooling in Rudraprayag and Pauri, but stopped before he could take a degree.

A Gandhian and a member of the Sarvodaya movement, Mr. Bhatt organised the Dashauli Gram Swarajya Sangh in 1964. He dedicated himself through the Sangh to improve the lives of villagers, providing employment near their homes in forest-based industries, and fighting against wrong policies through Gandhian non-violent satyagraha. He has written many books including- Pratikar Ke Ankur (Hindi), Adhure Gyan Aur Kalpanik Biswas per Himalaya Se Cherkhani Ghatak (Hindi), Future of Large Projects in the Himalaya, Eco-system of Central Himalaya, Chipko Experience, Parvat Parvat Basti Basti.Chandi-Prasad-bhatt1Environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt on 15 July 2014 was awarded with the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013. He was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. He has been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership 1982, for he founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, Later, DGSS became a mother-organization of the Chipko Movement. Govt of India conferred Padma Shri 1986 and Padma Bhushan 2005 to him.

For his outstanding contribution in the field of environment, India Book of Records, awards him Environmentalist of The year-2014.


Person of the year 2015

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Politician, Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer

Dr. Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is an Indian politician, social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. She joined India’s police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS. She held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007 at the age of 58. She acted in popular TV series “Aap Ki Kachehri” as a host and judge, which is based on real-life disputes and provides a platform for settling disputes between consenting parties. She was one of the key members of India Against Corruption mass movement during the summer and autumn of 2011. In November 2011, she became a target of police investigation for criminal conspiracy and breach of trust, but those charges were dropped after an investigation. She has founded two NGOs in India: ‘Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation’ for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994. She was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service.

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Kiran Bedi was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India. She was awarded a BA degree by the Government College for Women, Amritsar in 1968. She then earned a Master’s degree in Social Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh, graduating top of her class in 1970. She later obtained Bachelor of Laws in 1988 from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. In 1993, she obtained a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi where the topic of her thesis was ‘Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence’.


She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970–72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar. In July 1972, she joined the Indian Police Service, becoming the first woman to do so. Bedi wrote in 1973 that she had joined the police service “because of her urge to be outstanding”. Her assignments included New Delhi traffic postings, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Civilian Police Advisor for United Nations peacekeeping operations. For her work with the UN, she was awarded the United Nations medal. She is popularly referred to as Crane Bedi for towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s car for a parking violation. She influenced several decisions of the Indian Police Service, particularly in the areas of narcotics control, traffic management and VIP security. During her stint as the Inspector General of Prisons, in Tihar Jail (Delhi) (1993–1995), she instituted a number of reforms in the management of the prison, and initiated a number of measures such as detoxification programs, Art of Living Foundation prison courses, yoga, vipassana meditation, Murat redressing of complaints by prisoners and literacy programs. Her initiatives for the practice of Vipassana meditation were documented in the film Doing time, Doing Vipassana. For this she won the 1994 Ramon Magsaysay Award, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. She was last appointed as Director General of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development. In May 2005, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law in recognition of her “humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policing”. On 27 November 2007, she expressed her wish to voluntarily retire from the police force to undertake new challenges in life. On 25 December 2007, the Government of India agreed to relieve Bedi of her duties as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development.


Business person of the year-2015

Mahesh-Kisan1Mahesh Kisan Motewar

Chairman, Managing Director

Samruddha Jeevan Group

Consumer is literally King. Today he has not only wide range of products and services to choose from but spoiled to choose from payment options, delivery mechanism and market itself. There are innovative business models to exceed the ever demanding need of consumers. From old kiranawala in the corner to Super Malls, online websites to dedicated Retail TV Channel, everything is there to enrich consumers experience. Here this market creates a space for new ideas and opportunities for start-ups. Success formula for such business model is lies in sustainable, scalable and profitable. Market is full of success as well as not so successful start-ups. India book of Records, in its category ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ honors, businessperson for distinctive contribution and achievement. We search for such success stories wherein person has set a benchmark for others and enriches the lives of consumers and persons associated with organization.

Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar (born on September 26, 1968), a Chairman and Managing Director of Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd (SJFIL), the flagship company of Samruddha Jeevan Group. His self sufficiency and business acumen was chiseled at a very early age. He has devoted all his life to the development and growth of the business and Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar . His actual experience of hardships associated with farming and allied activities, was eventually responsible for establishment of Samruddha Jeevan in April 2002 and then Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd., registered as a public limited company in April 2006. From then on, there was no looking back for this self made entrepreneur. SJFIL is primarily involved in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Banking, Hospitality, Infrastructure & Construction, InfoTech, Healthcare, Aviation, Education, Social Foundation & Media etc.

anil-kapoor-dr-mahesh-motewarDr. Mahesh Motewar’s dynamic leadership and effective management skills enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide Customer Satisfaction. In-depth study and practical experience in the industry synchronized with technological expertise has propelled company to unprecedented success. Being an excellent business leadership Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through Samruddha Jeevan Foundation.

A growing organization face multiple challenges and a great leadership always focuses on the imperative aspects like efficient human resource, financial security, technology, etc. to face and overcome it. Dr. Mahesh Motewar was born in a farmer family and he knew all the aspects of agriculture and the challenges faced by the farmers. At a very early age he realized the need to work towards improving the condition of farmers and agriculture in India. How they become helpless in such situations and sometimes take hard step to quit living. To strengthen the farmers and their families, the seeds of the Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar was sown and now it is successfully meeting its aim.

events_ctb_01Being an excellent business leader Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through ‘Samruddha Jeevan Foundation’. All through the years this foundation has strived and worked on various projects specially designed and meant for the betterment of those members of the Society who have something missing in their lives. Samruddha Jeevan foundation carries out a Mega event in the form of Blood donation Camp every year on 26th September on the occasion of b’day of Hon. Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar. These blood donation camps receives huge response from all around the country. ‘Samruddha Jeevan’ is the 1st company to arrange this kind of big blood donation camp at a time & awarded with India Book of Records.banner_bdc_2013_01He lost his father at a very early stage in his life; the responsibility of his family fell on his young shoulders. He had to go through critical financial situation, but he did not give up. Besides having family responsibility on his shoulders, he also focused on his education and skill development. He started working hard and completed Diploma in Civil Engineering. After a very small start of the group Dr. Mahesh Motewar never looked back and established a company which gave the prosperity to each and every one associated with it. His effective leadership has enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide customer satisfaction.