About the Founder / Director
Jan Shiksha Evam Vikas Sangathan, owes its existence to Mr. Devilal Vyas who is the founder and current Director of the organization. Mr. Devi Lal Vyas started his career in social sector in 1975 and worked with some of the well known NGO’s.
He worked with Sewa Mandir, Udaipur and SWRC, Tilonia, Ajmer for quite a few years.
PEDO (People’s Education and Development Organization, began its existence as the Bicchiwara Block Extension program of the Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), Tilonia, in 1980. By 1986, it had grown enough to become an independent agency and since then it has continued to make constant progress, as well as to leave and enduring mark on the development scenario in Dungarpur district.
Mr. Devilal vyas has and his team apart from the development has brought the following credentials to his organization:
|1988-89||National Youth Award, by Ministry of Human resource development, Govt. of India||For contributions in rural and tribal development|
|1990||Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award, by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India||For interventions in forestry, wasteland development and its efforts towards people’s movement for joint forest management practices|
|1999||Vriksha Vardhak Puraskar, by department of Forest, Govt. of Rajasthan|
|2000-01||SHG Promotion Award by Nabardm, Jaipur||For women’s empowerment through microfinance program|
|2001-2002,2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005||Award for bankin with poor women by NABARD|
|2002-2003||Recognition by the department of Education, Govt. of Rajasthan||for works in education sector|
|2004-2005||Awarded by LUPIN Human welfare and Research Foundation for contribution in Rural Development.||For contributions in rural and tribal development|
|20013-14||Outstanding contribution in food security and livelihood by ICAR, New Delhi||For work in agricultural innovation for food and livelihood security|
|2012||Letter of Appreciation for reduction of poverty, by Micro credit Summit campaign, USA||For women’s empowerment through microfinance program|
|2015||Sakhi Award by Hindustan Zinc & Daink Bhaskar||For Federation of women’s SHGs in Rajasthan|
|2015||Rizwan Adatiya Foundation||`Recognition for women’s empowrement.|