Smt. Jankidevi Bajaj

  • IMC Ladies' Wing - Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar for Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation
  • Jankidevi Bajaj Seva Trust
  • Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha
  • Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JDIMS)
  • Jankidevi Bajaj Vigyan Mahavidyalaya (Science College)
  • Publications on Jankidevi Bajaj

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    Inauguration Function

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    Puraskar 2017

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    Puraskar 2016

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    IMC Ladies' Wing - Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar for Rural Entrepreneurship

    The IMC Ladies' Wing in the year 1992-93, under the Presidentship of Smt. Kiran Bajaj, dedicated its programmes to the theme, 'Discover the Entrepreneur in You'. In a spirit of innovation, the Ladies' Wing and its members sought a close alliance with rural India to promote, support and honour the substantial work being done there in the field of entrepreneurship.

    The year 1993 happened to be the birth centenary of Jankidevi Bajaj who had involved herself in the movement of rural entrepreneurship in more ways than one. It was indeed a welcome gesture for the Ladies' Wing when Bajaj Electricals Ltd. willingly offered to sponsor the Award.


    It consists of the following Members:
      NAME Designation
    1. Smt. Mohana Nair President, Ladies Wing
    2. Smt. Vanita Bhandari Vice President, Ladies' Wing
    3. Smt. Amita Haribhakti Chairperson
    4. Smt. Jyoti Doshi Co-Chairperson
    5. Smt. Irma Chinai Member
    6. Smt. Minal Bajaj Member
    7. Smt. Arti Sanghi Member
    8. Smt. Radhika Nath Member
    9. Smt. Nayantara Jain Member
    10. Ms. Anar Shah Member
    11. Smt. Priyadarshini Kanodia Member
    12. Ms. Reena Rupani Member

    Panel of Judges:
    Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar-2018

    1. Dr. Justice C.S. Dharmadhikari - Chairperson, Panel of Jury
    2. Shri. Mukul Upadhyaya - Chief Executive Officer, Touchstone Advertising & Marketing Services.
    3. Shri. Deepak Satwalekar - Venture Advisor Nexus Venture Partners
    4. Ms. Nishi Vasudeva - Former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    5. Ms. Poornima Advani - Director and Partner The Law Point
    6. Shri. Pradip Shah - Chairman, IndAsia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd
    7. Professor (Smt.) Rupa Shah - Ex – Vice Chancellor, SNDT
    8. Ms. Saumya Roy - CEO - Vandana Foundation
    9. Ms. Vinita Bali - Chair, Board of Directors, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    The Award

    The Award is known as The IMC-Ladies' Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar. It comprises of a Cash Award of Rs 7,00,000/-, a Citation and a Ceritificate.


    To encourage and develop business entrepreneurship in rural India by recognising outstanding contribution of women who work for rural economic development.

    Criteria for Eligibility/Selection
    (a) The awardee should be a woman for rural India.
    (b) She may or may not live in rural India
    (c) She should have made an outstanding contribution through entrepreneurship by which the rural community and society at large should have benefited.

    Procedure for Selection
    (a) The Ladies' Wing Awards Sub-Committee will appoint ever year a Panel of Judges to scrutinize the nominations received and select the awardee. One member nominated from among Bajaj Trusts will also be a member of the Panel of Judges. One member nominated from Bajaj family will also be a member of the IMC Ladies' Wing Awards Sub-Committee.
    (b) The Panel's decision will be final. The President and Vice- President if the IMC - Ladies' Wing will be the ex-officio members of the Awards Sub-Committee. (c) Nominations received in the previous years, but not selected for the Puraskar, can also be considered for selection.
    (c) Nominess short-listed may be asked to send photographs and/ or video CD of their work, to facilitate the decision of the Judges.
    (d) Panel of Judges may also consider suo moto any eligible woman for the Puraskar on merits, even if no nomination for her has been received.

    Presentation of the Award
    (a) The Award will be presented at a special function which will be organised by the IMC-Ladies' Wing on or around the date of birth (7th January) of Smt. Jankidevi Bajaj.
    (b) An eminent person will be invited as Chief Guest who will also deliver a Keynote address on the subject of 'Rural Entrepreneurship among Women'.
    (c) The awardee will be given an opportunity to make a presentation.

    Guidelines for Submitting Nominations
    (1) Nominations sent by the heads of recognized institutions; other representative bodies and/or eminent individuals on their own initiative and/or if approached by Ladies' Wing, will be considered for the Puraskar.
    (2) Self-nominations will be accepted.
    (3) The sponsors should send factual information pertaining to the nominee in the format prescribed by the IMC- Ladies' Wing.
    (4) While making nominations, the sponsors should take into consideration the sum total of the work done by the nominee(s) during the year/years preceding the conferment of the Award.
    (5) The individual who gets this Award will not be considered again.
    (6) The Ladies' Wing may defer or withhold conferring the Award if, in the opinion of the Panel of Judges, no nominee is found suitable for receiving it.

    Recipients of the Award
    Year Awardee State Work
    1993 Smt. Anutai Limaye Maharshtra Socio economic sphere
    1994 Smt. S. G. Susheelamma Karnataka Manufacturing
    1995 Smt. Anuben Thakkar Gujarat Cottage Industry
    1996 Smt. Saraswathi Gora Andhra Pradesh Socio-Economic Sphere
    1997 Dr. (Smt) Ragini Prem Uttar Pradesh Socio-Economic Sphere
    1998 Smt. Meena Agarwala Assam Heritage Conservation & Financial
    1999 Sister Mythili Kerala Manufacturing
    2000 Smt Chinnapillai Tamil Nadu Agriculture
    2001 Smt. Kuntala Kumari Acharya Orissa Cottage Industry
    2002 Smt. Kanta Tyagi Madhya Pradesh Cottage Industry
    2003 Sister Wandana Dabhi Gujarat Socio-Economic Sphere
    2004 Smt Vijaymala Desai Maharastra Manufacturing
    2005 Smt Chetna Gala Sinha Maharastra Banking & Finance
    2006 Smt Hirabaiben Lobi Gujarat Socio-Economic Sphere
    2007 Smt Shaila Arwind Amrute Maharastra Agriculture Process
    2008 Smt. Mallamma Yalawar Karnataka Micro Credit & Cottage Industry
    2009 Ms. Pushpa Chopra Bihar Cottage Industries
    2010 Ms. Anita Paul Uttarakhand Cottage Industries & Food Processing
    2011 Smt. Rashmi Bharti Uttarakhand Cottage Industries
    2012 Smt.Josephine Selvaraj Tamilnadu Cottage Industries
    2013 Ms. Thinlas Chorol Jammu & Kashmir Tourism
    2014 Smt. Krishna Bisht Uttarakhand Cottage Industry
    2015 Smt. Kana Mondal West Bengal Cottage Industry
    2016 Smt. Pabiben Rabari Gujarat Cottage Industry
    2017 Smt. Shamshad Begum Chhattisgarh Socio-Economic sphere

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    Puraskar 2017

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    Puraskar 1996

    Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation

    In 1980, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation constituted a special award in memory of Jankidevi Bajaj, for women workers doing commendable work in the fields of child welfare and women's emancipation as also in constructive Gandhian work. This award of Rs. 10 lakhs is given every year.

    Recipients of the Award
    Year Awardee State
    1980 Jointly to:
    (i) Smt. Jayashri Raiji*
    (ii) Smt. Kamalabai Hospet*

    1981 Smt. Ramadevi Chaudhuri* Orissa
    1982 Smt. Taraben Mashruwala Maharashtra
    1983 Smt. Pushpaben Mehta Gujarat
    1984 Smt. Gaura Devi* Himachal Pradesh
    1985 Smt. Anutai Vagh* Maharashtra
    1986 Smt. Vasanti S. Roy Bihar
    1987 Smt. Annapragada C. Krishna Rao Tamil Nadu
    1988 Smt. Malati Devi Choudhuri Orissa
    1989 Smt. Indirabai Halbe Maharashtra
    1990 Smt. Ratan Shastri Rajasthan
    1991 Smt. Radha Bhatt Uttar Pradesh
    1992 Smt. Shalini Moghe Madhya Pradesh
    1993 Jointly to:
    (i) Smt. Kantaben Shah
    (ii) Kum. Harvilasben Shah

    1994 Smt. Shanti Devi Orissa
    1995 Smt. Vimla Bahuguna Uttar Pradesh
    1996 Dr. (Smt.) Indumati Parikh Maharashtra
    1997 Vinobaniketan Kerala
    1998 Dr. (Smt.) Rajammal P. Devadas Tamil Nadu
    1999 Smt. Saraswathi Gora Andhra Pradesh
    2000 Smt. Vidya Devi Bihar
    2001 Smt. Rehmat Sultan Fazelbhoy Maharashtra
    2002 Dr. (Smt.) Chitra Naik Maharashtra
    2003 Smt Allice Garg Rajasthan
    2004 Smt Sarojini Varadappan Tamil Nadu
    2005 Arunaben Desai Gujarat
    2006 Dr.(Smt) Rani Abhay Bang Maharashtra
    2007 Smt. Ashoka Gupta West Bengal
    2008 Smt. Phoolbasan Yadav Chhattisgarh
    2009 Jaya Arunachalam Tamil Nadu
    2010 Smt. Shakuntaladevi Choudhary Assam
    2011 Smt. Shobhana Ranade Maharashtra
    2012 Smt. Nighat Shafi J & K
    2013 Smt. Vidhya Das Orissa
    2014 Smt. Chennupati Vidyya Andhra Pradesh
    2015 Ms. Anne Ferrer Andhra Pradesh
    2016 Dr. Nannapaneni Manga Devi Andhra Pradesh
    2017 Dr. Smt. Praveen Nair New Delhi

    Jankidevi Bajaj Seva Trust

    Jankidevi Bajaj Trust is engaged in various social activities in Udaipur.

    Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha

    This Trust was established in 1987.

    The main objective of this Trust is to act as a catalyst for the participation of the rural community in improving their quality of life, eliminating poverty, empowering women, development of human and natural resources, promoting ecological balance, etc. Presently this is done in 24 remote and backward villages in Khed and Maval talukas of Pune and Paithan, Gangapur talukas of Aurangabad.

    Activities undertaken by the rural community include:

    • Water conservation projects for improving agricultural productivity
    • Construction of latrines
    • Family size biogas plants
    • Training women in using improved technology for storage of foodgrains
    • Goat rearing projects owned and managed by women
    • Vermiculture projects
    • Improving agricultural implements in 11 villages
    • Dairy development
    • Family planning particularly tubectomy operations
    • Polio immunisation campaigns
    • Securing loans for women members for both consumption and income generation

    Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JDIMS)

    JDIMS was established in August 1997, with a donation from the Bajaj Group, at the Churchgate campus of the S.N.D.T. Women's University. It is a Center of Management Studies and the Postgraduate Department of Management Education of the S.N.D.T. Women's University. Since July 2001, the institute functions from its own building at the Juhu Campus of the S.N.D.T. Women's University.

    The institute offers a variety of full time and part time professional courses at the Masters level and Postgraduate Diploma courses in management specifically for women. With these, JDIMS seeks to provide much needed training to a growing number of women managers who are increasingly coming to the forefront of global business.

    Within a short span of 3 years, it has made a mark for itself in the field of management education in the State. It has been awarded a B+ rating by the AIMA Business India Survey.

    Jankidevi Bajaj Vigyan Mahavidyalaya (Science College)

    It was established on 20th June 1962. Today it is the principal Science College in Wardha with 1600 students from Junior College to Senior College.

    In addition to normal Science stream subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Electronics and Computer Science, it also offers Minimum Competency Vocational Courses.

    The college has a teaching staff strength of 60.

    Publications on Jankidevi Bajaj

    Grass-Root Divas (Management Gurus of Rural india) - Available in English Jankidevi bajaj (1893-1979)||PREFACE||INTRODUCTION
    Available At:
    IMC Ladies' Wing Office
    Indian Merchants' Chamber
    3rd Flr, IMC Building,IMC Marg,
    Churchgate, Mumbai-400020
    Price: Rs. 250/-

    Meri Jeevan Yatra (Autobiography) - Available in Hindi & Marathi

    Patra Vyavhar (Correspondence with Jamnalalji)

    Samarpan Aur Sadhana (Commemoration volume on her 80th Birthday) - Available in Hindi & Abridged version

    Smarananjali (Messages on her demise) - Available in Hindi

    Ek Jeevant Vyakhitya (Biography) - Available in Hindi

    Janki Sahasranam (Reminiscences about 1000 closely known persons) - Available in Hindi

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