Dr. Ashok S Ganguly, former Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Additional State Project Director, Sarva, UP is known for introducing exemplary academic and exam evaluation reforms to secondary education. He has initiated subjects such as Defence Studies, Fashion Technology, Mass Media, Disaster Management, Life Skills, Genetic Engineering, Entrepreneurship, etc. during his tenure. He was pivotal in bringing the grading system to class X and XII and reducing students' stress with the idea of lighter school bags. His laudable work is an inspiration to every educational institution.
Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan (M.Sc., M.Ed.) is currently serving as the Principal, Modern School Barakhamba Road. She is a veteran educationist who is committed to the promotion of child education. During her illustrious career spread over a few decades, she has been the Principal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan's school in Chandigarh and the Founder Principal of Eicher School in Parwanoo. She has authored many books for pre-primary and primary school children, and has been honoured with the 'National Award to Teachers' in the year 2003 by the President of India.
Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta is the former Chief Secretary, Government of UP, who belongs to the 1974 IAS batch. He holds an M.Sc. in Physics from Allahabad University and a Masters in Social Sciences in Developmental Administration from University of Birmingham, UK. As Chief Secretary of the Govt. of UP between May 2008 and March 2011, he was instrumental in several legal and procedural innovations that enabled the highest ever growth of 23% for the state's finances in recent years. He currently serves as Chairman, 4th State Finance Commission of UP with the task of creating devolution of state funding of local bodies in UP.
The living cricket legend Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer and mentor to many young aspiring cricketers. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket Word Cup. He is a recipient of Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. He is an honourary Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Territorial Army. He along with other philanthropists has started an NGO named KHUSHII (Kinship for Humanitarian Social and Holistic Intervention) in 2005 and heads it as Chairman at present. At Gyanshree, under his distinguished leadership and guidance children will become spirited sportspersons of tomorrow.
Padma Shri Dr. Tuli is an educationist, social worker, rehabilitation professional and sportswoman. She was the first non-bureaucrat appointed by the Government of India as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. The many national and international honours she has been awarded with include Padma Shri for Social Work, Manav Seva Award, The Helen Keller Award, and Jhunjhunwala Award, President's Gold Medal for distinctive services in Home Guards. She is the Chairperson of Education Commission, Rehabilitation International, USA and also a Member of Advisory Board Voice and Vision, National Resource and Training Center for Children with Visual and Multiple Disabilities, and National Human Rights Commission.
Guru Shovana Narayan (Padma Shri) is a venerated Kathak maestro. She is a consummate artiste, choreographer, revered guru to her disciples and an intellectual. She combines artistry with keen observation and humanism. In her career spanning several decades she has been conferred with numerous awards including the Padma Shri Award in 1992, the Sangeet Natak Akademi award by the President of India in 1999-2000, Delhi Govt.'s Parishad Samman, Rajiv Gandhi Puraskar, Bihar Gaurav Puraskar, and Indira Priyadarshini Samman. Guru Shovana Narayan's life and her works have made her a role model and peer for millions of girls of the younger generation of today.
Mr. Ken Ang has been in the Education Technology Industry for more than 10 years. His experience includes developing of e-learning courseware, training faculty, developing modern classroom collaborations, implementing ICT for education, planning and manage project time-line, improving learning outcome and enhancing teaching performance. He has operated in several APAC countries which include Greater China, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia and Pakistan. He had held a position as an e-learning consultant for the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Education, Singapore. Currently, he holds a position as the Regional Director for Asia in Sanako.