Palestinian Ziad Medoukh gets Jamnalal Bajaj Award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Oct 2017 10:55:37


MUMBAI,

Oct 28,

(IANS),

RENOWNED Gandhian Ziad Medoukh of Palestine was Saturday conferred this year’s “Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India”. Besides, Shashi Tyagi, Founder and Secretary of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS) was chosen for “Outstanding Contribution in the field of Constructive Work”, Praveen Nair, the Founder-Trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust, New Delhi for “Development & Welfare of Women and Chidren”, while Delhi NGO Jan Swasthya Sahyog was named for “Application of Science & Technology for Rural Development”.

“The power of freedom struggle of Mahatma Gandhi was such that it inspired from every section of society to become a part of it. Ordinarily, one would consider members of society who had large businesses and industry to defend, to protect, to be reluctant to become part of this (Freedom movement).

High growth, strong civil society must to end poverty: Jaitley

MUMBAI,

Oct 28,

(PTI),

FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said higher growth and a vibrant civil society are necessary to alleviate poverty.“How do you fight poverty? I think the first element you have to fight poverty is that the society must have resources to fight it,” he said, speaking at the annual Jamnalal Bajaj Awards here.

“You need a high level of growth. Growth brings in resources. The policy of the state which brings a high level of growth is absolutely necessary. But will that growth itself remove poverty? The answer is no,” he said. He said the economic growth will only bring in the resources which are needed for the aim of poverty alleviation.