A pre-eminent danseuse, choreographer, educator, author, speaker, arts administrator, and a cultural visionary.
As a culture multiplier, her exemplary work in showcasing Indian arts and artistes on a global platform, while inviting some of the best artistes of the world to India is profound. She has served with distinction on several prestigious Government Committees.
She continues her work in the field of arts and social and cultural empowerment as the Founder Chairperson of Prasiddha Foundation, Forum for Art Beyond Borders and the Artistic Director of Prasiddha Dance Repertory.
Director on the Board with various companies of Modi Group is a Graduate in Science and Postgraduate in Management.
Over his 33 years career, he has been associated with various projects of several companies, where he was responsible for conceptualization, implementation and commissioning of projects. For more than a decade, Mr Sanjay Gupta is Trustee of Dr K. N. Modi Foundation, and Member Board Of Management, Dr K N Modi University.
Currently Vice-President ‘National Society for the Prevention of Blindness’ and member Executive Committee, Education Promotion Society of India.
An award-winning writer whose book, Queen of Ice (Duckbill), was on the White Raven list, won the Neev Young Adult Book Award and has been optioned to be made into a movie/ television series. She is currently the recipient of a prestigious national fellowship awarded by the ministry of culture in India to research aspects of gender and historical fiction in Indian children’s literature.
Devika has published widely in academic journals and been the recipient of several distinguished academic fellowships from the University Grants Commission, as well as the Charles Wallace India Trust.
Ms Anuradha Handa, Founder Principal G D Goenka Public School, Sector 48 Gurugram, is a committed educator with an experience that spans over 30 years.
A passionate teacher at heart, she carries a deep understanding of the teaching-learning process and their impact on young minds.
Hailed as an influential Education Evangelist of our country, Ms Anuradha Handa features in the Web Series ‘Education Evangelist of India’ on forbesindia.com platform. Appointed as a Resource Person for CBSE, she is devoted to the capacity building of her fellow educators. She is also the proud recipient of ‘Best Principal’s Award’ in the 5th Eduleaders Summit & Award 2020.
An alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Delhi and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Dr Malay Neerav has distinguished himself as an academician specialising in interdisciplinary studies in History, Sociology and Psychology as well as an ace broadcaster and broadcast journalist specialising in health, environment and sports.
He has served as a consultant editor to the BBC World Service and a senior analyst for several other media groups including Prasar Bharti, Zee Media and Network 18.
Dr. Malay Neerav, Eminent Educationist & Broadcast Journalist, Head, Department of History & Mass Communication at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
The recipient of the ASMITA Sammaan, Mrs. Aashrita Dass is an educationist with 20+ years of experience, she has worked with the Council for the Indian Secondary Certificate Examination, Derek O’ Brien & Associates, Hope Initiative and in all the departments of La Martiniere Girls’ College before becoming its Principal.
As the Principal of La Martiniere Girls’ College Lucknow, she works diligently to provide the best for those under her care. Under her leadership and guidance, La Martiniere Girls’ College ranks 1st in the state of Uttar Pradesh and 5th in the country (as surveyed by Education World).
The youngest Principal of La Martiniere Girls’ College, Mrs. Dass has also received an Award for Exemplary Leadership in the field of Education at the Edu-Leaders’ Conclave and several other for exceptional teaching and leadership
Prof Nishi Pandey from the Dept of English and Modern European Languages, is a Coordinator – Centre for Cultural Texts, Records and Translation of Indian Literature and Director, International Collaborations, University of Lucknow.
Prof Pandey is the proud recipient of 2 State, 20 National and 1 International award and 5 International scholarships. Prof. Pandey specializes in Higher Education Management, Quality Assurance, Teacher Preparation and Pedagogy, Action Research in Higher Education & setting up of the first inter-department centre of the University for advanced research in Humanities
As an educationist and committed social worker, she has a deep-seated interest and has worked relentlessly for the underprivileged and marginalized especially the girl child and empowerment of women. With her interest in visual and performing arts, she contributes immensely to the intellectual and cultural life at Lucknow.