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.