Famous Personalities - Vinobha Bhave (1895-1982)

Famous Personalities - Vinobha Bhave (1895-1982)

1. A saintly personality who devoted his life to social service.
2. He was selected by Gandhi to lead the individual satyagrah movement in 1940.
3. He founded Bhoodan Movement and Sarvodaya.
4. He wanted to bring about social and economic changes through peaceful means.
5. He also formed a Shanti Sena to carry out social and economic reforms.
6. He was the first recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1958.
7. He was awarded Bharat Ratna, posthomously in 1983.
8. He was a strong advocate of placing a ban on cow-slaughter.

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