Jaidayal Harmony Awards were instituted in the year 1982.
The basic objective is to give these awards to those journalists
who have served the cause of national integration and played
a significant role in promoting the spirit of fraternity and
understanding among various sections of society. The awardees
are selected by a panel of judges. Through the years the awards
were presented by eminent people like Reverend Mother Teresa,
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, President
and Prime Ministers of India.
The Organisation has organised theatrical events including
mythological recital and puppet shows, folk and traditional
plays with sound and light depiction, highlighting the heroic
role of leaders required for achieving national integration.
Marches to spread awareness for harmony & integrity were
held in parts of India. Books were published for the benefit
of a new generation, to instill in them a sense of unity,
integrity and patriotism.
Seminars were organised on different topics such as, "Legacy
of Indira Gandhi", "Cooperative Federalism- its
problems and prospects", "Peace in Asia, Peace in
the World', ''Issues before non aligned Summit”, "Threat
to democracy", “Communion and Conflict” and
“Role of intellectuals in National Integration".
Some of the seminars were in collaboration with the media,
newspapers' editors federation in different cities of India.
A seminar on Indo-Pak Amity brought intellectuals from both
the countries on the same platform. Bringing the thinkers
together was a milestone itself and was appreciated in both
Viewing the condition of Mentally Challenged Children in India,
the Organisation has focused its attention towards helping
them. They number stands at an alarming amount of almost a
crore;the disabilities normally are development delay, low
intellect, slow learning ability. The Organisation has founded
a new division "Masoom" to make a significant difference
to this group.