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The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation honoured awardees on the occasion of the 35th Jamnalal Bajaj Awards for the year 2012. The four awardees were felicitated by Chief Guest Dr. Justice C. S. Dharmadhikari in the presence of the trustees of Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and distinguished guests who were invited to witness the awards ceremony. The award for outstanding contribution in the field of constructive work went to Jaywant Mathkar, vice-president of Gopuri Ashram, Maharashtra, the award for application of science and technology for rural development went to Kalyan Paul, executive director of Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation, Uttarakhand, the award for development and welfare of women and children, instituted in the memory of Jankidevi Bajaj went to Nighat Shafi, chairperson of Human Effort for Love and Peace Foundation, Jammu and Kashmir and the international awad for promoting Gandhian values outside India went to Glenn D Paige, founder and chairman of the Center for Global Nonkilling Hawaii, USA. Each Award consists of a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. Five lakhs.

Adoption Camp

Animal lovers of Pune conducted an adoption camp where Indian-Breed puppies, kittens and adult dogs will be present for adoption on Sunday, December 23 at Nagarwala school, Kalyaninagar. The animals are given the proper medical care that is required by qualified vets. The volunteers at the adoption camp were also available to give consultation about basic training tips and medical care. "This is our 15th adoption camp to reduce stray population on the streets. We offer counselling and basic training tips so that owning a dog becomes a pleasure to you and your family and neighbours. Adult dogs can be excellent watch dogs for factory and commercial spaces, housing societies and more," said Jitesh Jotwani, organiser of the adoption camp

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