The Founder

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:


Year Award/ Recognitions Description
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.