Mohanlal Jain

Updated on: 17.05.2014

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Born: 24.09.1919 in Sadarshahar, Rajasthan, India
Passed away: 24.04.2014

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Shri Mohanlal Jain was born on 24th September 1919 in Sardarshahr, district Churu, Rajasthan. He is the founder of the institution Anuvrat Vishva Bharati.

He has strongly supported harijan service and child education and has always worked actively against social rituals and taboos like dowry system, purdah system, child marriage, liquor addiction etc. Mohan Bhai, a staunch Gandhian, has led social reforms through moulding the new generation in the right direction. He has dedicated his entire life to the all-round development of children.

Though he was born in a prosperous Jain family, Mohan bhai chose a difficult path of social service. He faced strong reaction from the society and family because of his involvement with harijans. At the age of 16 years he joined the Independence revolution in Sardarshahr and was the first person who dared to start activities related to the freedom struggle in their area. Shri Mohanlal Jain founded the first educational institution ‘Bapa Seva Sadan’ for harijan children. Since then he has established several institutions in last 50 years. Some of which are Bal Mandir, Balika Vidyalaya, Gyan Mandir, Balbari, and Bhartiya Sanskar Nirman Samiti etc.

Mohan bhai’s life is a rare example of how an individual can devote his whole life to the cause of humanity. For his dedicated social work since 1934, he is being conferred the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award’, for the service to children for the year 2001.

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