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Prakash Baba Amte is a social worker from Maharashtra , India. Amte and his wife, Mandakini Amte , were awarded the Magsaysay Award for 'Community Leadership' [1] in for their philanthropic work in the form of the Lok Biradari Prakalp amongst the Madia Gonds in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and the neighbouring states of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh. Amte is the son of Magsaysay awardee Baba Amte. In , Amte moved to Hemalkasa to start the Lok Biradari Prakalp, a project for the development of tribal people, most of whom were the Madia Gond in the forests of Gadchiroli district. Amte has published two autobiographies, Prakashvata Pathways to Light , originally written in Marathi and now translated into English, Gujarati and Kannada, and Raanmitra Jungle Friends. Amte has received many national and international awards, [6] which include:.

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Amte was born into an affluent Brahman family and grew up in a life of privilege. After earning a law degree in , he set up a legal practice. He studied leprosy, worked at a leprosy clinic, and took a course on the disease at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. In Amte founded Anandwan, an ashram dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation, and empowerment of leprosy patients. The centre came to encompass programs in health care, agriculture, small-scale industry, and conservation and to serve people with disabilities.

In addition to his work with lepers, Amte was involved in various other causes, including environmentalism and religious toleration. In particular, he opposed the building of hydroelectric dams on the Narmada River , both for environmental reasons and because of the effects on those displaced by the dams. In Amte left Anandwan to devote himself to this cause, but toward the end of his life he returned to the ashram. Baba Amte. Info Print Cite.

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Prakash Amte

Murlidhar Devidas Amte , popularly known as Baba Amte 26 December — 9 February was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy. He and his wife, Sadhna Amte had started an organization for the leprosy patients Anandwan in This pioneering work was started as an arogya centre below a tree in Baba Amte was born to Mr. Devidas Amte and Mrs. It was a wealthy family. His father was a British government officer with responsibilities for district administration and revenue collection.

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Baba Amte- Life Achievement and Contribution as Social Activist

Amte was born into an affluent Brahman family and grew up in a life of privilege. After earning a law degree in , he set up a legal practice. He studied leprosy, worked at a leprosy clinic, and took a course on the disease at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. In Amte founded Anandwan, an ashram dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation, and empowerment of leprosy patients. The centre came to encompass programs in health care, agriculture, small-scale industry, and conservation and to serve people with disabilities. In addition to his work with lepers, Amte was involved in various other causes, including environmentalism and religious toleration. In particular, he opposed the building of hydroelectric dams on the Narmada River , both for environmental reasons and because of the effects on those displaced by the dams.

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Date of Birth: December 26, Place of Birth: Hinganghat, Wardha, Maharashtra. Spouse: Sadhana Guleshastri. Children: Dr. Prakash Amte and Dr. Vikas Amte. Education: B.

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Dr Murlidhar Devidas Amte December 26 , — February 9 , was a highly dedicated Indian social worker for the cause of rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people, particularly those suffering from leprosy. He gave up all his luxurious way of living. He gave up his wealth and established three ashrams for treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, disabled people, and people from marginalized sections of the society in Maharashtra, India, of which Anandwan was the precursor. He also adopted non-violent means to fight the Indian government for independence, along with Mahatma Gandhi , and was also imprisoned in the Quit India movement. He was the recipient of many international and national awards of which the most prominent are: The Ramon Magsaysay Award ; the Padma Vibhushan , the highest civilian honour of the Government of India; and the Gandhi Peace Prize. Staffner, Hans 1 January

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