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Mandakini Amte

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Nationality  Indian
Years active  1973 - present
Award  Ramon Magsaysay Award
Occupation  Social worker
Spouse  Prakash Amte
Known for  Lok Biradari Prakalp
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Alma mater  Government Medical College (Nagpur)
Children  Dr. Digant Amte Aniket Amte Arti Amte
Awards  Ramon Magsaysay Award 2008
Education  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Similar  Prakash Amte, Baba Amte, Vikas Amte

Conversation with dr prakash and mandakini amte california oct 2015

Mandakini Amte popularly known as Manda Amte is a medical doctor and social worker from Maharashtra, India. She along with her husband, Dr. Prakash Amte were awarded the Magsaysay Award for 'Community Leadership' in 2008 for their philanthropic work in the form of the Lok Biradari Prakalp amongst the Madia Gonds in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. She is the daughter-in-law of Baba Amte.


Mandakini Amte Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Awardees

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Early life, Education & Career

Mandakini Amte was born as Mandakini Deshpande in a family with staunch VHP background. Her father was a hard-core RSS man. She had completed her MBBS from Nagpur & later decided to do her post-graduation in Anesthesia. Prakash, her future husband, was a surgeon and that’s how they met. They worked together in the same operation theatre. Their values matched and they gelled well.

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Her father was dead opposed to her marriage with Dr. Prakash Amte as he feared that it meant, she would have to live among lepers, which was a taboo then. Baba Amte called her over to Anandwan and asked if she was ready to live with Dr. Prakash in a jungle for the rest of her life. When she assured Baba Amte, consent to marriage was given & they got married.

Magsaysay award

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Dr. Mandakini Amte & her husband Dr. Prakash were jointed awarded the Magsaysay Award for community leadership for 2008, her citation reads as follows:

Commemorative stamp

Mandakini Amte Conversation with Dr Prakash and Mandakini Amte California Oct

The Principality of Monaco brought out a postage stamp in honour of the life and work of Dr. Prakash and Dr. Mandakini in 1995 - just as they had done for Dr.Albert Schweitzer in 1955. This was only the second time that the Kingdom of Monaco brought out a stamp to honour a foreigner for its humanitarian work.

Mandakini Amte Magsaysay Award for Prakash amp Mandakini Amte Times of India

A French couple, Mr. Guy and Dr. Greet Barthelemy, who had worked with Dr. Schweitzer in the early fifties, visited the project in 1992. They were moved to see the similarity of conditions at Hemalkasa and those in Africa where Dr. Schweitzer worked. And when he received the Nobel Prize in 1954, Prince Rainier III of Monaco released a postal stamp in his appreciation. This French couple went back and appealed to the Prince of Monaco to publish a postal stamp to honour Amtes, and published the stamp in their name in 1995.

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