Satya Shanti Samman

An Initiative To Promote Rural and Hidden Talents

The Awardees of 7th Satya Shanti Samman Ceremony


Sh. Madan Lal Sharma,

Education and Music, Jaipur [Rajasthan]S

Simple and soft spoken by nature, Shri Madan Lal Sharma is an ideal teacher who gets intimate with people in the very first interaction. Endeared by friends and relations, this legendary figure from the east of Bharatpur has now dedicated his life to Radha and Krishna. A singer by inheritence, his sweet voice has the power to enchant and captivate his audience.



Paramhans Swami Brahmdev,

Social Worker, Sri Gangangar, (Raj.)An unparalleled social worker, he founded Shri Jagdamba Andh Vidhyalaya in 1980. The institute has proved to be a boon for the blind and dumb.

His contribution in the field of elimination of blindness will be remembered by generations to come. More than eight lac blind people have been benefited through various camps organised by Swami ji. He started the first Brail Press of the country in his school which provides free text books to all the blind people.



Sh. M.R.Singhvi,

Journalism, Sojat, Paali (Raj.)

Sh. Singhvi worked for 34 years as the officer of the Indian information service. He is the editor of a number of magazines today. He was honoured with the Best Journalist Award in 1989 by the Govt. of Rajasthan & the National Unity Award in 1990 by the President of India. He has rendered great services for the welfare of the physically challenged people. He arranged financial assistance, artificial limbs, tri-cycles & scholarships for the needy physically challenged people. He has been a National Carom Player.



Sh. Bhagwat Katara,

Social Worker, Bharatpur, (Raj.)

Sh. Katara helps the poor and helpless people through his Institution named Shri Mitramandali Rajasthan Samaj Samiti. His institution has distributed more then 10,000 blankets & an equal number of sarees to the needy people. More than 4,000 school boys & girls have been provided with uniform. He organizes blood donation camps for the needy patients.




Smt. Rukma Manganiyar,

Folk Music, Ramsar, Barmer (Raj.)

She belongs to Ramsar village in Barmer (Rajasthan). She brought her art to the public forum by setting aside all the social taboos and thus earned livelihood for her family. She remained undeterred in struggle despite being physically challenged. She popularised traditional songs along-with her sister & the duo was known as Rukma - Alka. She has created a niche in the Mand style of singing in Rajasthan.




Sh. Mool Singh Rathore,

Progressive Farmer, Doodhwa Meetha, Churu (Raj.)

He is a progressive farmer who toils hard to convert the sand dunes of Churu into a green park. He is a source of inspiration for those who are new in the field farming. His green field amid sand dunes tells the story of his hard work & better application of new technology.




Dr. G.S.Rathore,

Medical and Health, Environment and Wild Life Protector,

Ranthambhor, Sawai Madhopur (Raj.)

He is a man gifted with a multi dimensional personality. He is known for his services in the field of Health & Family Welfare, Ecological Balance, Sustainable Energy and Animal Husbandry. He was honored with state level award for his thus services in the field of primary health & family welfare in 1998. He has launched several works related to ecological balance through his Ranthambhore Foundation. He was given a cash prize of 30,000 pounds in London for his services in the field of renewable energy.




    Sh. Magan Bissa           Dr. Sushma Bissa    


                          Bikaner (Raj.)

The couple has created a niche in the field of mountaineering. Having emerged from the deserts of Rajasthan, the duo has scaled high peaks of mountains a number of time. Magan Bissa made several attempts to reach to the top of Mount Everest. Unfortunately, he himself could not reach to the top but he continued to assist young mountaineers. He was awarded the president's Sena Medal in 1996 & got silver medal of the IMF in 1985. His wife Sushma stood by him in all his adventurous campaigns.



Sh. Laxman Vyas,

Fine Art, Nohar, Hanumangarh (Raj.)

Born at Nohar in Hanumangarh District of Rajasthan, Laxman Vyas attained a bachelor degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from the Rajasthan University. Later on, he dedicated himself to sculpture. He has sculpted statues of Maharana Sanga, Maharana Pratap, Gogaji, Hadi Rani, Maharaja Surajmal, Subhash Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru and Devilal, former leader of Haryana.




Sh. Maniram Sharma,

I.A.S., Alwar (Raj.)

He belongs to Alwar & has been selected in the IAS (Main) exam. His family has been suffering from a strange disease in which when a child overs his first 6 years, becomes a deaf. Yet, he qualified thrice in the I.A.S. exam. He started his job as LDC in 1996. Thereafter, he joined Govt. College Deoli as Lecturer in 1997. He became an RAS officer in 2001. He is under training at Mussoorie these days for a bright career in IAS. He provides free coaching to the needy people so that they too can have a bright future.



Sh. Amar Sharma,

Actor, Suratgarh, Sri Ganganagar (Raj.)

Born in Sri Karanpur, this T.V. Artist has scaled great heights in the field of acting. He spent his childhood at Suratgarh and later acquired his education at Bikaner. He continued to perform in theatre. He wanted to release a music album in Mumbai but financial constraints prevented him from doing so. He thought of trying his luck in the field of acting. Today he is a popular artist and has worked in many T.V. serials. Prominent among his T.V. serials are :- Balika Vadhu, Kismet Ka Khel, Kahaani Hamaare Mahabharat Ki, Yeh Meri Life Hai etc.



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