1. Padma Bhushan Shri Brijinder NathGoswamy
Brijinder Nath Goswamy is an Indian artist, art historian and a former vice chairman of the Sarabhai Foundation of Ahmedabad, which runs the Calico Museum of Textiles. Goswamy is best known for his scholarship on Pahari painting and Indian miniature paintings. He is the author of over 20 books on Arts and culture, including Sakti Burman: A Private Universe, a monograph on the life and works of Sakti Burman, renowned Bengali painter and Masters of Indian Painting 1100-1900, a treatise on Indian miniature art.
The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri in 1998 and followed it up with the third highest honor of the Padma Bhushan in 2008.
2. Professor Arun Kumar Grover
Vice Chancellor, Panjab University
A Panjab University alumnus, Professor Grover had joined PU in July 2012 as the Vice Chancellor. It was during his tenure that PU was ranked 1 in the Times Higher Education ranking of world universities.
Prior to this he carries rich experience with Imperial College, London, UK as Post-doctoral Research Assistant Blackett Laboratory & Professor of Dept. of Physics at Panjab University
He has been honored with the coveted awards-
First BRUKER Young Scientist Award for NMR application in Physical Sciences, 1982.
Research Award for Foreign Specialists by Science and Technology Agency of Government of Japan, 1991 and 1993.
Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award of BARC and Department of Atomic Energy, 1995.
3. Dr. Yogesh Chawla
Noted Physician & Former Director PGIMER
Yogesh Kumar Chawla is an Indian medical doctor, hepatologist and the former director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He graduated in medicine from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, secured a master’s degree (MD) in gastroenterology from the same college before joining PIGMER in 1983 as a member of faculty of the department of hepatology and became the head of the department in 1999.
A recipient of Dr B C Roy Medical Council of India Silver Jubilee Research Award in 1999 for research in hepatology. He was honored by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
4.Ms. Sangita Vardhan
ChairpersonVatsal Chaya Trust
Founder of a strong supportive and enabling program for the education and livelihood skill building of urban deprived women and children especially exploited and very marginalized segments of my region. From a small group of 12 street children and 6 mothers to over 800+ children and over 500 urban deprived families. The Trust enables education, skill training, health and nutrition and ensures school access, retention through a multi layered support system. She is awarded by Governor Punjab &Chief Administrator with certificate of Commendation 2008 for uplift of child beggars and rag pickers by street children initiative ‘Good Beginnings “on Teacher’s Day 2008.
Women Achiever Award from Gurukul Global in 2012.
Dainik Bhaskar Pride of Chandigarh Award in Education category in 2014.
Madan Mohan Malviya Bronze Award in All India CSR competition in Delhi 2014.
5. Fr. Reji Tom
Director of Don Bosco Navjeevan Society, Chandigarh
Fr. Reji Tom joined the Salesians of Don Bosco, an international organization present in 132 nations in the service of young people, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. His first work engagement was with the Santhal community in Murshidabad district in West Bengal.
While he completed his degrees from the Salesian College, Sonada in Darjeeling district, he worked closely with the Nepali speaking community from 1989-92. He then went to St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta for his Bachelors of Education (B. Ed). As an Educator, he worked as teacher and vice-principal in various Don Bosco educational institutions across West Bengal and Delhi. He was also the dean of studies of two training centres in Jabalpur and Jharsuguda.
In 2005, he was appointed as administrator of Bosco Institute of Rural Development in Punjab, to coordinate the projects in collaboration with NABARD, State Bank of Patiala and Patiala Social Welfare Department. His leadership skill brought him back to Delhi in 2009 as Manager of Bosco Press and as Director of Don Bosco Technical Institute in Okhla, a prestigious skill training institute. He was instrumental in planning and developing the project for upgrading the Institute by raising finances for the first phase of the building,
By Teennews1 Network Team