Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development has been named after late Mr. James (Jimmy) R. McGilligan O.B.E, a land reclamation contractor from Northern Ireland, came to India as a U.K Baha’i pioneer to give his voluntary service in response to a call from Baha’i world Centre. He sold his business and machinery to move to India and finally made it his home. He served in India for Sustainable Community Development 25 years (1986-2011) until he breathed his last in Indore on April 21,2011 following a fatal road accident near Ujjain. He always liked himself to be called “Jimmy”. He started his service in India in 1986 at the Bahá’í House of Worship (the ‘Lotus Temple’) in Delhi during its dedication ceremony.