Shri Kewal Krishan Sethi, IAS (Retd), is highly respected for his commitment to the larger cause of society. He has held several important posts and was Chief Secretary Manipur and President Board of Revenue in Madhya Pradesh. As Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, he had presented to the President of India, the forty-fourth Annual Report under Article 350- B (2) of the Constitution. For the implementation of the constitutional provisions and Nationally Agreed Scheme of Safeguards provided to linguistic minorities, the report recommends action to be taken by the Central Government and various State Governments/Union Territory Administration, to assuage the feelings of the linguistic minorities.
Dr M. K. Shukla is a former Indian Police Service officer and is deeply involved in community service, currently volunteering as Vice President of Sewa Bharati (Madhya Bharat) Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh India.
Dr Shukla has 36 years of experience in policing in the field of crime prevention, investigation and detection, maintenance of law and order, civil defence, intelligence collection and analysis and police training. Handled variety of situations threatening peace with sensitivity and firmness. Led field operations against dacoits (for which he was decorated by the President of India) and also motivated them for surrendering en-masse. Treated police as a public service in the true sense and had a great compassion to help people in their crisis situations.
He was the United Nations consultant for India on Firearm Regulations.
Decorated with Indian Police medal for Gallantry by the President of India. Awarded the President’s medal for Distinguished service.
Born in Hoshangabad and brought up in Madhya Pradesh, Dr Shukla obtained his Post Graduation in Physics. He taught in a Government Engineering College before he joined the premier Indian Police Service in 1966 through a competitive examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission. He served in various capacities in Madhya Pradesh State (rising to the highest rank of Director General of Police) in Government of India. He retired as the Director of the premier police training institute in the country- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
After retirement, he did doctoral research in Women Policing. He has carried his passion for public service and is now doing community service.
Dr Shukla joined his wife Asha in her social service work who is extremely passionate in helping the needy. She is a national awardee for social work. Both were earlier associated with the Ekal Vidyalaya Movement and are currently with Sewa Bharati, an NGO that works for vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the people. Both have recently donated Rs 1 crore for a tribal hostel for girls in Itarsi (Hoshangabad district). They are life members of Indian Red Cross. Their siblings have also been contributing towards community service besides their professional work.
Dr Shukla has widely travelled in India and abroad in connection with seminars and conferences.
He enjoys traveling and trekking, Golf and Billiards.
Dr Anoop Swarup is recipient of International Hiroshima Peace Award and Presidential Award, Republic of India, Professor (Dr) Anoop Swarup has over 40 years of distinguished professional experience in diverse roles as an educationist, poet, peace activist, life scientist, futurist, social entrepreneur and as a civil servant with the Indian Revenue Service in various senior roles. He was appointed as United Nations Representative with the UNSC at New York by UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon in 2007 and is on the Governing Board of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Universities of Asia and Pacific (AUAP) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
He is a distinguished Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, London (FRSA), Highest Award of Recognition by Soka University, Tokyo, a Global Environment Outlook Reviewer with the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, (UNEP) that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, Amrita Devi Bishnoi Medal in 2013, prestigious Citation by the Zoological Society of India in 2014 in Environmental Sciences and UNESCAP Hon’ble Mention. He has been a Fellow of World Business Institute, Australia (2016), Fellow, Zoological Society of India (2013) as also Fellow and Life Member of many other Institutions such as the International Institute of Strategic Studies, (IISS), London, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), All India Management Association (AIMA). He has been a Fulbright Visitor to United States (2004), Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow (2002), Ausaid Fellow (2001), recipient of NCERTs National Science Talent Scholarship (1971), UGCs JRF (1980), CSIRs SRF (1981) and Commonwealth Scholarship to Cambridge University (1981). He is an alumnus of Universities in India and abroad, holds a Doctorate and four distinguished Masters with First Positions and University Gold Medals in diverse fields that include Management, Finance, Defense & Strategy and Life Sciences.
He is the Founding Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University since 2013, Vice Chancellor of Shobhit University (2009) also being the Chairperson, Governing Council of ‘Centre for Global Non Killing’ (CGNK), set up at Hawaii in 2015, Founding Chair of ‘Global Knowledge Alliance’ (GKA) since 2014.
Shri Vijay Anand, former Special Secretary and Financial Advisor, Department of Space, Government of India, has held various important assignments under the Union Government and has worked in india’s premier Space establishment. He has worked with and assisted many NGOs in areas like women’s enpowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. He is a keen promoter of Sanatana Dharma. He was a convenor in the Spirit of Unity Concerts that had greats such as T. N. Seshan amongst its founders.
Pandit Govind Vyas, is founder of Mahamrityunjay Gau-Sewa Sadan in Bhopal
Dr. Ramgopal Soni, IFS (Retd) ex-Member Secretary Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board and APCCF. He has been Director Pench Tiger Reserve and has represented the State Forest Department in the 5th World Park Conference in Durban South Africa in 2002. Dr. Soni is a PhD. His doctoral research is on Tribal Economy and Biodiversity. He is also an expert in herbal and alternate medicine. Dr Soni is recognised also as an authority on Ramcharitmanas and presently he is scripting a monograph on Ramvangaman Path (the followed followed by Lord Ram from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka during his exile in forest.
Prof G. D. Singh, PhD, is an educationist. He has been Director Bhoj University and Principal with Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Department. He is also an environmentalist, avid farmer and a tree planter, who is contributing his might in greening the planet by promoting tree plantation in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh.