Renunciation and Service are the twin ideals of Bhartiya culture. Sacrifice (Tyag) and Service (Sewa) have been giving inner strength eternally to the nation from the time immemorial. Bhaorao Deoras Seva Nyas has identified itself with these ideals. These ideals mould the workers into selfless and humble individuals. There are many individuals as well as service institutions of commendable integrity, committed to selfless service, in our country. The Nyas awards and rewards two such selfless workers every year irrespective of their ideology and field of service.
(The honoured Sewavratees are served with a Shawl, Letter of honour, Shreephal, Memento and an humble amount of Rupees Two Lakh. This amount used to be Rs. One lakh but from this year it has been raised to Rs. Two Lakh.)

Details of the Sewa Awards conferring ceremonies are mentioned below:

1995-96 – 1st Sewa Samman

Date – 16 November, 1995

Venue – Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, Kashi Hindu University, Varanasi

Honoured Sewavrati – Padmabhushan Anna Saheb Hazare

For tendering wider services for the total development of Ralegaon-Siddhi village

  – Dr. Nityanand Sharma
For Social awakening in hill areas and rehabilition of the victims of Earth Quake in 1991

Chair Person – Dr. Hari Prasad ji Gautam
Vice-Chancellor, Kashi Hindu University, Varanasi

Presence – Man. Surya Narain Rao ji, All India Sewa Pramukh, RSS

1996-97 – 2nd Sewa Samman

Date – 22 December, 1996

Venue – Nanak Chand College, Meerut, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Talum Rukbo, A great saint of Donyi Polo Panth, Arunachal Pradesh (for Spiritual and National Awakening)

  – Sh. Damodar Ganesh Bapat
Secretary, Bharatiya Kushtha Nivarak Sangh, Champa, MP

(For the Devotional Services for Leprosy patients)

Chair Person – Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

1997-98 – 3rd Sewa Samman

Date – 10 March, 1998

Venue – Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ghaziabad, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Dwarko Sundarani, Bodhgaya

(For services in the field of Rural Development with the inspiration from Sant Vinoba Bhave)

  – Sh. Purushottam Rao M., Krishi-Rishi,
(For propagating measures for successful Agricultre through Vaidik technique in Karnataka)

Presence – Hon. Prof. Rajendra Singh ji ‘Rajju Bhaiya’
(Sarsanghchalak, RSS)

1998-99 – 4th Sewa Samman

Date – 21 March, 1999

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Lucknow.

Honoured Sewavrati – Man. Sh. Jagdeo Ram Uraov
Chairman, Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram
(For his Great Services towards the Tribal people)

  – Hon. Sh. Jateendra Lal Thausen
(For Social Awakening and Education Services for Dimasa tribe)

 Presence – Hon. Sh. K.C. Sudarshan, Sah Sarkaryvah, RSS

  – Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, HRD Minister, Govt. of India

Chair Person – Sh. Kalyan Singh ji, Chief Minister, UP

On this occasion, at the time of honouring of the guests, the then Chief Minister, Sh. Kalyan Singh ji announced to sanction an amount of Rs. 25 lacs from Chief Minister’s Discretionary Fund for the Corpus fund of the Nyas.

1999-00 – 5th Sewa Samman

Date – 17 February 2000

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Lucknow

Honoured Sewavrati – Padma Vibhushan Sh. Nanaji Deshmukh
(For his remarkable deeds and social service in the field of Education and Rural Uplift)

  – Padmashree Ishwar Bhai Patel
(For his remarkable services for untouchability eradication and welfare of the destitute through Ecological Sanitation Institute and Rural Sanitation School)

Presence – Hon. Prof. Rajendra Singh ‘Rajju Bhaiya’
Sarsanghchalak, RSS

Chief Guest – Sh. Ram Prakash Gupta, Chief Minister, UP

Chair Person – Sh. Nityanand Swami, Chairman Legislative Council, UP

Convenor – Sh. Vijay ji Agarwal, Kshetra Karyawah, UP Kshetra, RSS

2000-01 – 6th Sewa Samman

Date – 28 January 2001

Venue – Mehta Auditorium, Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayag, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Radha Krishna Bajaj, Vardha
(For his matchless Contribution for the Devotion, Promotion and Protection of Cows)

  – Sh. Chamu Krishna Shastri, Delhi.
(For his commendable Services done for the publicity, awareness and regeneration of God’s Voice – Sanskrit Language).

Within – Pujyapad Murari Bapu Maharaj

Chief Guest – Sh. Lalji Tandon, Minister of Nagar-Vikas, UP

Chair Person – Sh. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, UP

Convenor – Dr. Girish Chandra Tripathi

2001-02 – 7th Sewa Samman

Date – 24 March, 2002

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Lucknow.

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Sachchidanand Bharti (Pauri Garhwal)
(For his Social services in the field of Environment and Overall Rural Development)

  – Sh. Ramesh Raghunath Patange, Mumbai
(For all round Development of all the sections of the society through various service projects and notable contribution in creation of Literature for Harmony).

Chief Guest – Your Excellency Sh. Vishnukant Shastri, Governor, UP

Chair Person – Sh. Rajnath Singh, Ex. Minister, UP (Man. Shrikant Joshi
Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, R.S.S.

Special Guest – Sh. Vedprakash Goel, Union Minister for Shipping

Convenor – Sh. Vijai ji Agarwal, Sanyukta Kshetra Karyawah, UP, RSS

2002-03 – 8th Sewa Samman

Date – 16 March, 2003

Venue – Madhav Sabhagar, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow.

Honoured Sewavrati – Poojya Shri 1008 Jagadguru Ramanandacharya
Swami Ram Bhadracharya ji Maharaj

(Vice-Chancellor, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Viklang University, Chitrakoot, UP

(For his outstanding social services for the welfare of handicapped persons)

  – Sh. Dattopant Thengri ji
(Sr. Pracharak of RSS and founder of Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh)

For his outstanding social services towards national cause.

Chief Guest – Poojya Swami Vasudevacharya ji Maharaj

Special Guest – Sh. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Speaker, Vidhansabha, UP

Convenor – Dr. Surya Kant

2003-04 – 9th Sewa Samman

Date – 28 March, 2004

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow.

Honoured Sewavrati – Niranjana Mukulbhai Kalarthi
(Sh. Sardar Kanya Vidyalaya, Swaraj Ashram, Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat)

For Rural Services and Tribal Education

  – Vandaneeyaa Usha Tai Chati
(Pramukh Sanchalika, Rashtra Sevika Samiti. Devi Ahilya Mandir, Shantoli, Nagpur)

For having social vision and being the pioneer of Nationwide Ladies Composition

Chair Person – Man. Shrikant Joshi
Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, R.S.S.

Special Guest – Dr. S.C. Rai, Mayor, Municipal Corporation Lucknow

Convenor – Dr. Sharad Renu

2004-05 – 10th Sewa Samman

Date – 29 March, 2005

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow.

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. M. Piyongtemjan Jamir
(Rashtra Bhasha Hindi Shikshan Sansthan, Dimapur, Nagaland)

For the promotion of Rashtra Bhasha Hindi

  – Sh. Govind Vasudeo ‘Nana Labhe’, Nagpur, Maharashtra
(Pioneer, Project to Reform Hand Writing).

Chief Guest – Man. Babu Lal Gaur, Chief Minister, MP

Chair Person – Man. Rajnath Singh, Ex. Chief Minister, UP

Guidance – Man. Suresh (Bhaiya) ji Joshi, Sah Sarkaryavah, RSS

Convenor – Sh. Prabhat Kumar Awasthi

2005-06 – 11th Sewa Samman

Date – 19 March, 2006

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Vikram Bahadur Jamatiya
(Founder President of Uttar-Purva Bharat Janjati Dharm-Sanskriti Suraksha Manch, Agartala, Tripura)

  – Sh. Vishnu Kumar Rampur Anantarajaiya
(Patron, Sewa Bharti, Madhya Kshetra, Bhopal, MP)

Chief Guest – Dr. S.C. Rai, Ex. Mayor Lucknow

Chair Person – Sh. Kalraj Mishra, MP, Rajya Sabha

Guidance – Ma. Madan Das ji, Sah-Sarkaryavah, RSS

Convenor – Dr. Surya Kant

2006-07 – 12th Sewa Samman

Date – 14 January, 2007

Venue – Auditorium, Nagar Nigam, Varanasi, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Poojya Swami Vishuddhanand Saraswati ji
(President, Divya Jeevan Sangh, Shivanand Ashram Village & Post office Gumargunda, Distt.-Dantevara, Chhatishgarh)

  – Ma. Sh. Ashok Bhagat ji
(Vikas Bharti Vishunpur, Gumla, Jharkhand)

Chief Guest – Ma. Rajnath Singh, National President, BJP

Chair Person – Dr. Rajendra Prasad Agarwal

Special Guest – Ma. Kaushlendra Singh, Mayor, Varanasi

Guidance – Ma. Suresh ji Soni, Sah-Sarkaryavah, RSS

Convenor – Sh. Deenanath Barnwal

2007-08 – 13th Sewa Samman

Date – 02 March, 2008

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow

Honoured Sewavrati – Dr. Harishchandra Aatreya
(National Clinic, Dhampur, Bijnor, UP)

  – Dr. Narayanan V.
(Swami Vivekanand Mision, Agli, Palkat, Kerala)

Chief Guest – Poojya Swami Hansdas ji Maharaj, Haridwar

Chair Person – Ma. Hari Nath Tilahari

Chief Speaker – Ma. Balasaheb Apte, National Vice President, BJP

Guidance – Ma. Suresh ji Soni, Sah Sarkaryavah, RSS

Convenor – Dr. S.K. Dwivedi

2008-09 – 14th Sewa Samman

Date – 01 March, 2009

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow

Honoured Sewavrati – Dr. Brij Mohan Bharadwaj, Founder, Maan Madhuri Brij Varis Sewa Sadan, Apna Ghar, Bajhera, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

  – Shraddheya Yogendra ji, Patron, Sanskar Bharti, Delhi

Chief Guest – Poojya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati ji Maharaj, Prayag

Chief Speaker – Ma. Rangahari ji, Ex. Akhil Bhartiya Baudhik Pramukh, RSS

Convenor – Dr. V.D. Joshi

2009-10 – 15th Sewa Samman

Date – 01 February, 2010

Venue – Lala Jagdish Prasad Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Jaansath Road,
Mujaffarnagar, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Ashish Gautam, President, Divya Prem Sewa Mision, Haridwar

  – Sh. Ramkui ji, President, Jailiengraung Heraka Association North East India

Chief Speaker – Ma. Shri K.C. Sudarshanji, Ex-Sarsanghchalak, RSS

Chair Person – Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand

Convenor – Sh. Bhudev Singh

2010-11 – 16th Sewa Samman

Date – 05 March, 2011

Venue – Smt. Brahma Devi Saraswati Balika Vidya Mandir, Hapur, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Dr. Milind Kasbekar,
(National President, ‘Saksham’, Nagpur, Maharashtra)

  – Sushri Rekha Dave, Joint Secretary, Vivekanand Kendra
Kanyakumari

Chief Guest – Param Poojya Sant Sh. Vijay Kaushal ji Maharaj

Chair Person – Dr. Bajrang Lal Gupta, Kshetra Sanghchalak, RSS, North

Special Guest – Sh. Nishikant Dubey, MP – Jharkhand
Sh. Rajendra Agarwal, MP, Meerut

Convenor – Sh. Keshav Kumar Sharma, Principal, Saraswati Vidya Mandir,
Noida.

2011-12 – 17th Sewa Samman

Date – 25 March, 2012

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Suresh Kumar Sangal, President, Vardan Sewa Sansthan, Ghaziabad)

  – Sh. Rinomo Sungo, President
Meghalaya Shiksha Samiti, Vidya Bharti, Shilong, Meghalaya

Chief Guest – Ma. Rajnath Singh, Ex. Chief Minister, UP

Chair Speaker – Ma. Dr. Krishna Gopal ji, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS

Welcome-President – Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Ex-Mayor, Lucknow

Convenor – Dr. Vijay Kumar Karn

2013-14 – 18th Sewa Samman

Date – 20 March, 2013

Venue – Saraswati Shishu Mandir Complex, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Rabi Ram Brahma,
(President, Purvottar Janjati Shiksha Samiti, Vidya Bharti, Assam)

  – Ma. Lamanvang Paljor,
Education & Social Work men Sewa Karya, Kargil, Leh Laddakh

Chair Person – Air Marshal Dr. Ramesh Chandra Bajpayee

Chief Guest – Mahamandaleswar Swami Kailashanand Brahmachari
Peethadhishwar Shri Shidha Teerth Kali Mandir, Haridwar

Chief Speaker – Ma. Dattatreya Hosbole, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS
Convenor – Tejpal Sethi

2013-14 – 19th Sewa Samman

Date – 16 February, 2014

Venue – Swami Vivekanand Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Dr. D.V.B S Keshavrao (Vishakhapattnam)

  • Ma. Daangmei lundpuijai Kaabui (Manipur)

Chief Speaker – Dr. Krishnagopal ji, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS

Chief Guest – Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Raj Rajeshwarashram ji Maharaj, Kankhal, Haridwar

Convenor – Sh. Jainpal Jain

2014-15 – 20th Sewa Samman

Date – 28 February, 2015

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Deenanath Batra, President, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi

  • Sh. Vinayak Lohani, Founder, Family Education Society, Kolkata

Chief Guest – Ma. Ramnaik ji, Governor, UP

Chair Person – Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor, Lucknow

Convenor – Sh. Jitendra Agarwal, CA

2015-16 – 21st Sewa Samman

Date – 21 March, 2016

Venue – Hindi Bhawan, Lohia Nagar, Ghaziabad, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Ms. Draupadi Ghimire, Project Director, Sikkim Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Gangtok

Sh. Swarn Singh Virk, Founder, Baba AAya Singh Riyadki College, Tugalwala, Gurdaspur, Punjab

Chief Speaker – Dr. Krishnagopal ji, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS

Chief Guest – General V.K. Singh, Union Minister, Govt. of India

Chair Person – Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister, Govt. of India

Convenor – Sh. Rahul Singh

2016-17 – 22nd Sewa Samman

Date – 28 March, 2017

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. M.A. Balsubramanyam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sh. B. Lal Thlemgaliyaana, Aizawl, Mizoram

Chief Speaker – Dr. Krishnagopal ji, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS

Chief Guest – Prof. Kaptaan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana

Chair Person – Sh. Ram Naik, Governor, UP

Convenor – Sh. Jaikrishna Sinha, Advocate, High Court, Lucknow

2017-18 – 23rd Sewa Samman

Date – 25 March, 2018

Venue – NDMC Convention Centre, Parliament Street, New Delhi

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Suresh Kumar, President, Human Rights Security Room, Welfare Association, Una, HP

Dr. Yogendra Malik, Advisor, Chief Minister, Haryana

For the Specific works in Services, Cleanliness and Beti Bachao

Chief Speaker – Dr. Krishnagopal ji, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS

Chief Guest – Aacharya Devvrat

Convenor – Sh. Ram Awtar Kila, CA

2018-19 – 24th Sewa Samman

Date – 28 March, 2019

Venue – Madhav Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, UP

Honoured Sewavrati – Sh. Bishwanaath Pradhan, Kandhmaal, Odisha

Sh. Purushottam Pandurang Kamat, Bardesh, Goa

Chief Guest – Sh. Ram Naik, Governor, UP

Welcome-President – Sh Ramniwas Jain

Swagat Mantri – Sh. Jitendra Agarwal, CA

Convenor – Sh. Rahul Singh, Jt. Secretary

2019-21 – 25th & 26th Sewa Samman

The program for 25th Sewa Samman was scheduled in March 2020 but because of Corona Pandamic, it had to be postponed at the last moment.

Therefore, the 25th and 26th Sewa Samman Program was held jointly in Feb 2021.

Date – 28 Feb., 2021

Venue – Shri Satya Sai International Centre, Pragati Vihar, JLN Stadium, New Delhi

Honoured Sewavrati – Devi Maa (Sansini Chaitanyanandmayee), Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar (2019-20)

Sh. V.P. Manikandan, Madurai, Tamil Nadu (2019-20)

Sh. Shri Krishna Sharma, Kishtwar, J&K (2020-21)

Smt. Chitra Shah, Puducherry (2020-21)

Chief Speaker – Ma. Suhasrao ji Hiremath, Akhil Bhartiya Karyakarini Sadasya, RSS

Swagat Mantri – Sh. Manoj Patawari

Convenor – Sh. Ramesh Agrawal, Sewa Bharti President, Delhi