1. Dr. Shayama Chona
Dr. (Mrs.) Shayama Chona is the only school educator in our country who has been bestowed with both, the Padma Shri (1999) and Padma Bhushan (2008) by the President of India. Dr. Chona has broken barriers to touch and change many lives. She has launched major initiatives to promote the teaching of Science, Computers and Information Technology in schools. Having served on 97 advisory boards and 70 school management committees, she is an educationist to reckon with. She is a member of the Indian National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO, the Governing body of CBSE and the National Mission Authority (NMA) of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women by the President of India. Her name finds place in the Limca Book of World Records 2007 in honour of receiving the highest number of awards.
2. Lt. General J. Sikand , AVSM,VSM,ADC
General Sikand is an effective leader and creative strategist with over 40 years of experience in the Indian Army with pioneering success in delivering optimal results in high growth, risk intensive and challenging environments. He is a Post Graduate Engineer from collage of military engineering, Pune , Post graduate in defense and strategic studies from national /international institutions , techno commercial expert and organizational leader with a distinguished career spread over 4 decades donning leadership roles in Army’s combat and training establishments, representing the country and defense services internationally and managing wide range of strategic infrastructure construction projects at the apex level. Lt. General Sikand possess excellent communication skills and proven inter-personal sensitivity and negotiation capabilities, expertise in team building honed with capacity to work under pressure in a fast paced competitive, customer sensitive demand driven environment. Lt. General Sikand is a proficient educationist with international exposure and experience of setting up Greenfield establishments and management of technical institutions.
3. Ms. Anjum Chopra
Former Indian Captain (W) as a sports person, she played various sports at an early age. Ms. Anjum Chopra also represented her school and college team in athletics, basketball, and swimming. She represented Delhi State team in basketball nationals also. She made her debut in One-day Internationals, in the early age of 17, on 12 February 1995 against New Zealand at Christchurch, New Zealand, and made her debut in Test cricket a few months later, against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 17 November 1995. Only in her second series for India the same year, she was awarded ‘player of the series’ in the one day internationals against the visiting England cricket team scoring runs at an average of 67.5 winning the series 3–2. She is a left-handed batswoman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. She has played in 12 Tests and 116 ODIs. Charting out a niche in the male dominated sport in the country, Ms. Anjum Chopra has broken the glass ceiling to be recognised as the face of women’s cricket. A player, captain, consultant, motivational speaker, author, actor she has worn many hats. A go getter and a perfectionist she has been successful in achieving the desired results for the nation and elevating women’s sports.