STRENGTHENING THE PILLARS OF INDIAN DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE POWER OF YOUTH
The Thought Behind
MEN AND WOMEN HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES FOR THE CREATION OF A BETTER SOCIETY
PADMA VIBHUSHAN DR. R. A. MASHELKAR, CHAIRMAN
(Eminent scientist and the former Director General of council of Scientific and Industrial Research and a Fellow of the royal society, London. He is a Bhatnagar Fellow & President Global research Alliance, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He is the recipient of many honors including “Padmashree”, “Padma Bhushan” and “Padma Vibhushan”, and is one of the most gifted scientists and researchers of India). He has been named the Chair of an expert panel to recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat" national sanitation campaign.
PROF DR. VISHWANATH D. KARAD, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
(Visionary academician and founder of MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. He is also the UNESCO Chair Holder for Human rights, Democracy, Peace & Tolerance and Founder President of World Peace Centre (Alandi), Pune. Under his astute stewardship, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune is recognized all over the country and overseas as a center for academic excellence)
PADMA BHUSHAN SHRI. SHYAM BENEGAL, MEMBER (RENOWNED FILM DIRECTOR)
(Renowned film director and screenwriter) He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991. On 8 August 2007, Benegal was awarded the highest award in Indian cinema for lifetime achievement, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2005. He has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi seven times.
PADMA BHUSHAN DR. VIJAY BHATKAR, MEMBER
(World renowned computer scientist and Father of the Indian Supercomputer PARAM 10000. He is the Founder and Former Executive Director of Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and strong believer in the union of science and spirituality .He is the recipient of “Padmashree” award from the Government of India.) He is the Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Delhi
SMT. RITU CHHABRIA, CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING TRUSTEE, MUKUL MADHAV FOUNDATION & DIRECTOR, FINOLEX INDUSTRIES LTD.
Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria is the Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation. She looks after the day-to-day activities of the Trust. She is also the Director of Finolex Industries Limited. She holds a double major in Economics and Marketing from Richmond College - London and holds a degree in Public Relations. Her interest in art and culture prompted her to pursue a certification in Arts & Styles at the prestigious Sotheby's - London.
SMT. RITU NANDA, MEMBER
A renowned social worker and entrepreneur, she is the daughter of late Shri. Raj Kapoor, one of the doyens of the Indian Film Industry. She is the Guinness Record Holder for having sold 17,000 pension policies in a single day for LIC of India and is the Brand Ambassador for this largest insurance company of India.
SHRI. NADIR GODREJ, MEMBER (Managing Director, Godrej Industries & Chairman, Godrej Agrovet)
He is an Eminent Indian industrialist, Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co. Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Indian Hotels Co. Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants. Currently, he is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE NATIONAL DU MÉRITE and CHEVALIER DELA LEGION D'HONNEUR.".
SHRI RAHUL V. KARAD, CONVENER
(He is the Founder and Dean of MIT School of Government, Pune and also the Executive Director of MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. He is a Harvard Alumnus and is committed to strengthening the pillars of Indian democracy through channelizing the power of youth).