Mumbai: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar presented the Jamnalal Bajaj Awards for excellence in social work on14November, to four persons, including an American professor.

Sri Sri Ravishankar with Rahul Bajaj

Yashpal Mittal from Pathankot in Punjab was awarded for his constructive work spread over 50 years under Sarvodaya movement.

Pune’s Anand Karve, whose organization ARTI is known for improved bio-gas plants, was given the award for application of science and technology for rural development.

Ashoka Gupta (95) was bestowed the honour for upliftment and welfare of women and children in West Bengal.

Prof Michael Nagler from California, US was honoured for promoting Gandhian Values outside India.

Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Bajaj Foundation Rahul Bajaj was also present on the occassion.