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About Us

The Vision
Bhartiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh is committed to promote the socio-cultural and economical development of the tribes, both nomadic and denotified, i.e. Vimukta, residing in the deserted faraway vicinities and isolated hamlets.
Farther, BAJSS is committed to safeguard the constitutional rights of the tribal communities with a view to enable them to take their legitimate share in the national life of the country as equal citizens.

Confined to the gracious motive, Late Sh. Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar, popularly known as 'Thakkar Bapa', an eminent social worker and a close-aid of Mahatma Gandhi, had established the esteemed institution on October 24th, 1948 in Delhi. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of Independent India was designated as the proud Founder-President of BAJSS. The eminent leaders-Social Workers like Sh. U.N. Dhebar, Sh. Moraraji R. Desai, Dr. Smt. Phulrenu Guha and Sh. J. H. Chinchalkar had offered their valuable services to the supreme cause, i.e., The Cohesive Uplift of the Tribes of India.

The Key Areas
Since its inception, BAJSS is serving as a Mother Institution for many eminent institutions and branches. The institution had spun out the stronger network of the like-minded institutions and branches; BAJSS has spearheaded multi-dimensional humanitarian services to accomplish the objective in vital segments such as Education, Child-care, Eradication of Social Evils and Women Empowerment.

So far, with the 65 years of exemplary services in tribal welfare, BAJSS has transformed thousands of deprived families and also led them towards a better and prosperous future.

Institutional Stature
BAJSS has its own rock-solid structure. The constitution of BAJSS has always offered an enduring institutional foundation which is utmost pivotal to accomplish such an enormous multi-focal and multi-dimensional task on Pan-India level. With its vital components like General Council, Executive Committee and Life Member Cadre, BAJSS effectively coordinates its scores of activities.

Bhartiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh has been honored with many prestigious awards for its unparalleled contribution in tribal welfare. Besides, the veteran social workers/activists, associated with BAJSS, have been also honored with several prestigious awards.

  1. Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award by Madhya Pradesh Government for Social Work in 1998.
  2. Sh. S. S. Nanda Award by Sulabh Organization for Social Work in 1999.
  3. Nagri Lipi Parishad Puraskar in 2001.

Padmashree Awardees

  1. Bhagwat Murmu, BAJSS Deoghar, Jharkhand
  2. Shri Natwar Thakkar, Nagaland Gandhi Ashram, Chuchuimlong, Mokokchung, Nagaland.
  3. Smt. Tulsi Munda, Adivasi Vikas Samiti, Serenda (Odisha).

Jamnalal Bajaj Award

  1. Malati Devi (Odisha)
  2. Shanti Devi (Odisha)

Individual Awardees
Late Sh. C. L. Padwar, Ex. Member, Executive Committee, BAJSS

  1. Birsa Munda Award by Madhya Pradesh Government in 2006
  2. Thakkar Bapa Award in 2006