Indore : Senior Gandhian thinker and a social worker who founded the National Youth Project Dr. SN Subba Rao has been felicitated by the prestigious Mahatama Gandhi National Award for his matchless contribution in youth motivational , social, cultural and educational cause by Alma National Excellence Awards2017 in a ceremony function held in Indore (MP). This was briefed by the president of Alma National Excellence Awards and World Book of Records Shri Santosh Shukla, Advocate.
Shri Shukla told that the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi National Award was bestowed to Dr. SN Subba Rao for his matchless contributions in national integration, youth empowerment and serving the nation for last 75 yrars through strengthening cultural bond. While studying in the school he was inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He became a Khadi-wearer. His first experience with India’s freedom movement was on the morning of 9 August 1942 when he, along with other school students, boycotted classes. He was writing "Quit India" on Street walls and roads when he was arrested by the British police, but was later released being only 13 years of age. Since then Shri Subba Rao became active in freedom struggle of the country. During student life he actively participated in Student Congress and Rashtra Seva Dal Programmes. Under the banner of a local organization ‘Gandhi Sahitya Sangha’ he led youths to organize adult education programme in mohallas of labourers. It was his popularity through these programmes and his organising abilities which resulted in his selection for 31 day training camp at Gurlhosur (District Belgaum) in 1946
Sgnificantly, He has been a recipient of National Youth Award to National Youth Project- 1995,D.Lit. Honoured Degree by Kashi Vidhya Peeth- 1995, Bhartiya Ekta Puruskar, Vishva Manvadhikar Protsahan Puruskar-2002, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award-2003, Rashtirya Sampradayik Sadbhavna Puruskar-2003, Jamanalal Bajaj Puraskar-2006, , Mahatma Gandhi Purskar-2008,Anuvart Ahimsa Award-2010,Life Time Achievement Award-2014 by Bharitya Sathi Sangthan Delhi,ahatma Gandhi Prerna Seva Puraskar-2014 by Karnataka Government, Rashtriya Sadbhawna Ekta Prusaskar-2014 Nagpur,Maharashtra.