Dr. ANIL KAKODKAR
Atomic Energy Commission of India
Dr. Anil Kakodkar is an Indian Nuclear Physicist and Mechanical Engineer. He was the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India. He was also the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor, on 26 January 2009. He was a part of the core team of architects of India's Peaceful Nuclear Tests in 1974 and 1998.
Prof. DEEPAK B. PHATAK
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Prof. Deepak B. Phatak is an Indian Computer Scientist and Academic, and a recipient of the Padma Shri Award for his contribution in science and technology in 2013. He has been a consultant and adviser to many organizations on various issues related to Information Technology. He was listed among fifty most influential Indians, by Business week in 2009. He received the 'Excellence in Teaching' award of IIT Bombay and the IIT Bombay Industrial Impact award.
Prof. ANIL KUMAR GUPTA
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta is a scholar in the area of grassroots innovations. He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network and has been a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Besides, he holds the Executive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation. He is also a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2004, for his contributions to management education.
Dr. JANAK PALTA MCGILLIGAN
Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan is a Padma Shri awardee and is the founder of the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women. She successfully empowered numerous tribal and rural women, spreading indigenous knowledge, awareness and imparting values, thereby contributing to their holistic development. From the Institute where she trained rural and tribal women, making them capable of getting employment to her model of sustainable living in Sanawadia, Mrs. Janak epitomizes selfless service and commitment towards a cause.