Honouring the Humanitarians
Dr. Sudha MurthySocial Reformer and Author
“Let the government say 2% CSR, but more than that I am sure Govindkaka’s family is concerned.” Diamond is sparkling in their hearts"
Carlos G. VallesJesuit Priest, Author and Mathematician
I enjoyed the darshan of diamond work and all the people here.
Shri Narayan DesaiRenowned Gandhian and Humanitarian
"My salutation to Santokbaa and wished that this task which is being done in memory of a mother would grow and develop perfectly"
His Holiness The Dalai LamaSpiritual Leader and Philosopher
While having financial resources, engaging in an altruism and bearing concern for others are indeed admirable. Moreover
Dr. M.S. SwaminathanPioneer of Green Revolution and Scientist
I am happy that SRK family has tried to spread the message of Matrushri Santokbaa by giving away Santokbaa award. SRK is not only the manufacturer of beautiful diamonds but also the culture which has gone beyond it.
Lord Bhikhu ParekhEminent Political Theorist and Philosopher
Govindbhai has not only earned money but has wisely used it. “It’s easy to make money but to give it away is not that easy and what this man (Govindbhai) has done is to show how one could do both.”
Ratan TataEntrepreneur, Visionary and Philanthropist
I realized how a person with a dream and a person with determination can build not just a business in Surat but a global business with humility rather than arrogance. I am privileged to have been given the honour or sharing what you have done.
Dr. Verghese KurienFather of White Revolution and Founder of Amul
If Surat is the diamond capital of India, Shree Ramkrishna Exports can be called the jewel of the diamond industry in India. The vision and mission of Mr. Govind Dholakia and his able team are aptly summarized in the
Santokbaa Humanitarian Award
SRK Knowledge Foundation is dedicated to the cause of humanity. In accord with the vision, Shri Govindbhai instituted the Santokbaa Humanitarian Award in 2006, in the loving memory and honour of his mother, Smt. Santokbaa. Her selfless devotion and humanitarian values inspired him to further her mission by honouring altruists from various fields. The award’s trophy has been designed along with her ideals rising from the soil; positivity, care, love, appreciation and collective growth. The core values are global and shared by all human beings. The foremost objective of the Santokbaa Humanitarian Award is to impact society positively, permeate strong values and encourage the youth to spread compassion and competing ideologies. It is awarded to those individuals whose life and work are characterised by their selfless service, inspiring millions of lives and the society at large. The prestigious Santokbaa Humanitarian Award has been conferred to many eminent personalities from distinctive backgrounds, including one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama’s life is guided by three significant commitments, which have also been the cornerstones of the Award.
These values are,
- Promoting fundamental values in the interest of human happiness.
- Fostering inter-religious harmony.
- Preservation of peace and non-violence.
The world has some exceptional people who work tirelessly for the benefit of the human race. It is our great honour to recognise their incredible efforts and achievements with the meritorious award. Rare are such souls who rise from the soil, above caste, creed and demographic locations and fulfil the aspirations of people. The Santokbaa Humanitarian Award is our way of saying, on behalf of the entire human race to these brilliant personalities – " You Inspire Us! "