Padma Bhushan Kapil Dev
Former Indian Cricket Captain
Padma Shri Shovana Narayan
Venerated Kathak Maestro
Prof. (Dr.) D.P. Agrawal
Former Chairman, Union Public
Service Commission of India
|Mr. Anil Swarup, IAS
IAS, Former Secretary School
Education & Literacy,
Government of India
|Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan
Director, TERI Prakriti
|Padma Shri Dr. Uma Tuli
Founder Amar Jyoti Foundation
|Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, IAS
IAS, Former Chief Secretary,
Government of UP
|Mr. Ken Ang
Director, Teachers Training
College, University of
Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan
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
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.
Prof.(Dr.) D. P. Agrawal
is ex-Chairman and ex-Member of the Union Public Service Commission of India (2003-
2014). He was the Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology
and Management (IITM) Gwalior, and the Managing Director of Education Consultants
India Ltd. (EdCIL) . He continues to be on the search & selection committees of
Vice-Chancellors of prominent universities including the Delhi University.
Mr. Anil Swarup, IAS,
is the author of ‘Not
Just A Civil Servant’ and an experienced public servant with a demonstrated history
of working in the Coal and School Education sectors. As Former Secretary, School
Education, Government of India, he handled policy issues relating to school education
in the country, promoted the use of technology to improve the quality of education
and encouraged engagement of NGOs to build public-private partnerships with a view
to leveraging good work being done in respective domains.