Bio-Data of the Hon’ble Justice Shri. C. S. DHARMADHIKARI
NAME : CHANDRASHEKAR SHANKAR DHARMADHIKARI|
BIRTH DATE & PLACE : 20th November, 1927 at 'Raipur' (Madhya Pradesh)
EDUCATION :M.A.L.L.B of Nagpur University.
PROFFSSION : Lawyer since 1954 to 1972.
FAMILY INFORMATION :
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES :
Contributed several Articles in English, Hindi and Marathi in various periodicals, magazines etc. Known as good orator. Delivered number of talks in Lecture Series, Organised by the Universities and other Social and Cultural Organisations. Delivered Convocation Addresses in Shivaji University, Nagpur University, North Maharashtra University, Konkan Agricultural University, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere-Raigad & Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad.
Government of Maharashtra Literary Award 1976-77 and 2002-03.
Karandikar Trust Dharwad Literary Award.
Distinguished Citizen Award of Rotary Club of Bombay.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale Award.
Gandhi Jan Award.
Gosewa Ratna Puraskar.
Rashtra Gaurav Puraskar (World Peace Movement Trust)
Awarded Padma-Bhushan by the President of India
Bharati Gaurav Puraskar,
Ashirwad Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar,
Justice Ranade Samaj Seva Puraskar,
Durgadevi Saraf Samaj Seva Puraskar
Justice Ramshastri Prabhune Samajik Nyaya Puraskar,
Bhausaheb Dhamankar Prerana Puraskar, For Samaj Seva and Kushta Seva and Social Awareness,
In recognition of his selfless services to humanity and Country and above all his dedication to cause of justice, peace and progress, he was awarded Michael John Gold Medal by TATA WORKER’S UNION, Jamshedpur,
National Gandhi Fellowship by GANDHI SMRITI & DARSHAN SAMITI, NEW DELHI.
On 9th of October, 2007, describing me as eminent Jurist, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur has conferred on him Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Laws.
Recognised as Lions (Club) Favorite Humanitarian,
President of 59th Vidarbha Sahitya Sammelan,
Maharashtra Suvarna Jayanti Hindi Seva Vishishtha Sanman,
Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Seva Puraskar by Maharashtra Hindi Academy.
SHRI CHANDRASHEKHAR S. DHARMADHIKARI is Khadidhari since his birth. Once it was decided that the Caste Barriers should be broken and man’s status does not depend upon his caste or creed, the first thing he decided is not to observe any ritual or Sanskar restricted to a particular caste. Though he is a Brahmin by caste, he has not performed a Thread Ceremony and has chosen to remain Shudra. Marriage performed was also as per Special Marriage Act – a Registered Marriage, which is common to all casts, creeds, religion and is secular in nature. Total expenditure for marriage was Rs. Twenty only.
At the age of 14, he took part in Quit India Movement. He was rusticated from school and thereafter an order was issued by the British Government that he should not be admitted in any Recognized School. He took active part in Quit India Movement. His two elder brothers, father, mother and other family members were already in Jail, and he was the only male member left in the family. Therefore, he avoided arrest and then worked underground. Was responsible for various activities, which sustained and maintained Quit India Movement for further years.
His contribution to the National Movement now gets recognition from the Government of Maharashtra, when Government included his name in a prestigious list of Freedom Fighters, without any request or application, and is also granted Freedom Fighter's Pension.
As a Judge, his Judgments were outstanding. He believed that Judge should be Impartial, but not impassive. Judgments delivered by him, relating to Rights of Women, Adiwasi Tribles, Children, Labour, Insane People, Prisoners are land marks. His Judgment delivered during the Emergency was a unique one. In the said Judgment he held that apart from the Constitutional Right, a Right to Life is natural and human right and therefore, even during the Emergency, a Citizen has a right to approach the High Court, as natural and human right to Life cannot be taken away. As per this Judgment he entertained the Petitions and released the detenus, against whom there was no material. He was known as a most up-right, independent and fearless Judge.
As a Chairman of the Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority, he has introduced an altogether new concept and principle in the field of rehabilitation. The concepts of 'Development withour Tears', 'Pre-habilitation' and 'Pre-Afforestation' are introduced by him, which in itself is a unique and revolutionary. As per this Principle, before cutting a tree, authorities concerned are obliged to plant ten trees, before demolishing a house, authorities are obliged to construct a new house for a person who is likely to be displaced, and after the person is given a new house, where he shifts, then alone demolition of house is permitted.
Under his leadership, such afforestation has taken place in Dahanu Taluka. The Eighteen Forests are developed, which are known as :
AANTARBHARTI UPAVAN – VILLAGE – KHAMBALE, TALUKA – DAHANU.
KRANTIVIR ACHYUTRAO PATWARDHAN KRANTIVAN, VILLAGE-CHIKHALA, TALUKA-DAHANU.
STREE-SHAKTI UPAVAN, VILLAGE-KODAD, TALUKA- DAHANU.
SHRAMA-SHAKTI UPAVAN, VILLAGE-KHANIVADE, TALUKA-DAHANU.
RASHITRIYA MAHAMARG MAHATMA GANDHI UPAVAN, VILLAGE - NANDGAON, TALUKA –DAHANU.
MEGHARAJ DEVRAI, VILLAGE-JALSAR, TALUKA-DAHANU.
BHARAT SEVAK NAMDAR GOPAL KRISHNA GOKHALE UPAVAN AT DAHANU.
SEVAMAYI ACHARYA BHISE UPAVAN AT CHIKHALA.
TARABAI MODAK BAL-SHAKTI UPAVAN AT NAVA-SAKHARA.
SAUJANYAMURTI, ADIVASI SEVAK, PADMAVIBHUSHAN-BALASAHEB KHER BHUMIPUTRA UPVAN AT VILLEGE- AASAVE.
MATRUBHOOMI UPAVAN AT VILLEGE-NIKANE.
AHIMSA UPAVAN AT VILLEGE-NAVA SAKHARA.
MATSYAVTAR UPAVAN AT VILLEGE-CHIKHALA.
VISHWAKARMA UPAVAN AT VILLEGE-MAN JAMBUGAON.
SARVADHARMA SAMABHAV UPAVAN AT VILLEGE-SONULE.
SANE GURUJI UPAVAN AT VILLEGE- NAVA SAKHARA.
ANNADATA UPAVAN AT VILLEGE- SONALE.
JEEVAN DARSHAN UPAVAN AT VILLEGE- OSARVIRA.
He is known as best interpreter (????????) of Gandhian Thoughts, throughout the country.Is very popular amongst the Youth.
His thoughts about the Women Empowerment are well appreciated. He was also associated with the Maharashtra State as well as National Women’s Commission. Today he is known as a backbone of Sarvodaya Movement.
His thought provoking speeches keep audience spellbound. It gives a new insight for solving problems. He is known as a good thinker and orator in Hindi, Marathi and English. However, from the 15th August, 1947, he has decided normally not to speak in English. Because on that day Mahatma Gandhi had told the B.B.C. Reporter to inform the World that Gandhi does not know English.
He is associated with various Educational Institutions and Social organizations.
He is actively associated with the rural development organizations, which are carrying on activities in the field of Health, Micro Water Shed Development Agriculture, Village Industries, Adiwasi Welfare, Women Welfare, Pollution Awareness, Afforestation and Youth etc. He was also engaged in relief work in Gujarat, Kerala and Maharashtra. Balwant Rai Mehta Panchayat Raj Jagriti Kendra, which is engaged in training the Members of Village Panchayats, so as to empower Panchayat Raj System, so that it can achieve the goal of GRAM SWARAJ. Whereas SEARCH is working in the remotest Adiwasi area for overall development of Adiwasis, particularly in the field of Health. The work done by SEARCH has received Worldwide recognition. He is also connected with various educational and cultural movements.
Various Authors have dedicated their Books to him, in recognition of his social service, and qualities of heart and mind. Some of them are as under:-