The Jury

P. K. Sehgal
Major General (Rtd.)

Major Gen. Sehgal joined the National Defence Academy in 1961 and was commissioned into Artillery in 1965. He has been a veteran of 1965, 1971 and 1999 Indo-Pakistan wars and has served in all difficult areas: Siachen, Kargil, North East, Sikkim and deserts of Rajasthan as well as saltpans of Gujrat.

In 2004, 400 schools and 10 hospitals in Andaman & Nicobar Islands were destroyed by Tsunami. He was involved with their reconstruction for which funds were solicited by him from Bill Clinton Foundation and the Jain community pitched in subsequently. At his request, the same were inaugurated by erstwhile President Dr. Abdul Kalam.

Post his retirement, he has travelled over 300,000 kilometres across the length and breadth of India visiting thousands of academic institutions in tribal areas, Maoist and terrorist areas, rural and far flung areas besides schools, colleges universities, IITs and a few IIMs in urban India. During his visits to the said academic institutions, he counselled 1.4 million children, one lakh parents and 25,000 teachers. He has also trained over 1000 Principals on Skill-based Education.

He has also counselled over 40,000 children in terrorist prone areas of South and Central Kashmir at the behest of the Army and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. For his efforts, he was commended by Dr. Abdul Kalam and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He has been bestowed with Guru Samman by NGO Samkalp, a Samaj Ratna by a media channel, and awarded by International Organization for Education and Development for his contribution to International Diplomacy, Peace and Stability and by another Media House for his invaluable contribution to the nation.

Meenakshi Batra
CEO, CAF India

Meenakshi Batra is a seasoned international development expert with over 28 years of sector experience. Meenakshi Batra is a confident leader with a passion for innovation. She is driven by integrity and strong ethical principles. Through her efficient developmental acumen, Meenakshi has been instrumental in augmenting change using system thinking. As a CEO of CAF India, Meenakshi pursues a consistent commitment in integrating social good for both business and society at large by developing creative solutions that draw on the complementary capabilities to address major developmental challenges.

As a strong leader, Meenakshi not only thrive for the best but also inspire others to achieve their potential. Her experience includes working in both developing and fragile countries and has successfully led large country programmes working with some of the leading international development agencies like DFID, Save the Children, Oxfam, War Child, Child Fund International and government in different roles in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia.

Meenakshi has been conferred with many prestigious awards for her work in the social sector – Social Women Leader of the Year (twice in a year), Indian Women Achiever Award, NGO Women Leadership Award, Women in Leadership Award and many more. Paving the way forward for a meaningful developmental discourse in the country, Meenakshi has helped pen many position papers such as Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization by Promoting SMEs, strengthening growth of not-for-profits through Inclusive Partnerships, Online Giving in India: Insights to Improve Results, Study on Corporate Foundations - an Emerging Development Paradigm.

Padmashri Alok Mehta
Journalist

Padma Shri Alok Mehta is the Editor, Writer, TV Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Former President of Editors Guild of India with wide experience of 50 years in print and Audio-visual media. Worked as Chief Editor Hindi Outlook, Chief Editor Nai Dunia, Editor of Hindustan, Dainik Bhaskar, Nav Bharat Times and Governance Now Hindi. Also worked - Editor of Radio Voice of Germany at Cologne., Consulting Editorial Coordinator of Voice of America (Hindi Service – Radio & Website) in Delhi.

Shri Alok Mehta is the recipient of several Awards in field of Writing and Journalism - includes Padm Shri, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award, Bhartendu Harishchandra Puraskar of Government of India, Patrakarita Bhushan Puraskar of U.P. Government, Sharad Joshi Award of M.P. Government, Award for Books by Hindi Akademi Delhi, Haldighati Puraskar of Mewar Foundation. He Served as President and Secretary General of Editors Guild of India for 6 years, Member of Press council of India for 3 years, member of National Integration Council of Government of India and Trusty Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust.

P. R. Ramesh
Partner and the ex-Chairman of Deloitte India

Mr. Ramesh was a member of the Global Board of Directors of Deloitte, which is one of the highest ranking bodies in our network and has a governance responsibility. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Board of Deloitte. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has been associated with various Regulatory bodies which include committees formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing Business in India set up by Government of India. He has been associated with Industry bodies which include member of various committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He was also a Member of the Governing Board of the Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India. He is a registered expert resource with International Monetary Fund (IMF) on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

S. D. Sanjay
Additional Solicitor General of India

Sri S. D. Sanjay, was born in a modest family of a Teacher. He did his schooling in a school known as Sir Ganesh Dutt Patliputra High School and thereafter did his Graduation in Commerce Stream with Hons. from Vanijya Mahavidyalaya under Patna University in 1978-80 batch and could be able to secure.

First Class with distinction in Accounts. However, he came to Patna and started practice in Patna High Court and within 3 to 4 years he picked up lucrative practice in commercial laws as well as in-direct taxation law and was engaged by large number of Corporate Houses to conduct their cases in Patna High Court, Jharkhand High Court, Calcutta High Court, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court.

In the year 2010 he was appointed as Additional Advocate General by the Government of Bihar. In the year 2013 he was designated as Senior Advocate by the Full Court of Patna High Court. He worked as Additional Advocate General till he resigned from that post on 2nd January, 2014.

Thereafter, the Appointment Committee of Cabinet headed by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India appointed him as the Additional Solicitor General of India and he has been deputed in Patna to become In-charge of the entire union litigation in Patna High Court.

He has been associated with some social organization and was actively engaged in social work.He is actively associated with the Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti, an organization engaged in the mission of inseminating ideas for eye donation, organ donation and body donation among the people. He is also associated with Bharat Vikas Viklang Nyas, which is running a hospital in Patna for physically challenged people.

Dr. Kadambari
CEO, PHD Rural Development Foundation

Dr Kadambari is a certified CSR professional from IICA and works as Chief Executive of PHD Rural Development Foundation, a social arm of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Dr Kadambari comes with more than 18 years of experience in the field of Social Development, CSR Consulting, Public Relations & Government Affairs, Project Management and Business Development. She has extensive experience working with various civil society organisations and corporate for the benefit of people at the bottom of the pyramid in Healthcare, Education, Agriculture, Skill Development, Women Empowerment and Potable Water. She has travelled across states in India for program development & partnerships and worked with multi-cultural & multi-lingual teams. She is a doctorate in Plant sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations.