Sri M. N. Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India
Sri M.N. Venkatachaliah was the twenty fifth Chief Justice of India. He served from 1993 to 1994. Retirement did not stop him from continuing working towards human rights. He pro actively supported the launch of IC Centre for Governance and has worked as Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Relentlessly committed towards restoring national values, Dr Venkatachaliah was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2004.
Sri Ratan N. Tata
Former Chairman, Tata Group
Sri Ratan Naval Tata is the former Chairman of the Tata Group. Among the many achievements to his credit are, in recent times, the acquisition by Tata Steel of the Corus Group to become the fifth largest steel producing entity in the world, and the launch of the ‘people’s car’, Tata Nano. Sri Ratan Tata was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and with the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2008.
Dr E. Sreedharan
Advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Dr E. Sreedharan is a technocrat, known for completing both the Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro projects within budget and ahead of schedule. He was awarded Padma Shree in 2001, Knight of the Legion of Honour by the Government of France in 2005, and Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
Sri N. Vittal
Former Central Vigilance Commissioner
Sri N Vittal, IAS, has held several appointments in his tenure including Chairman at the Telecom Commission, Secretary in Department of Telecommunication, and the Central Vigilance Commissioner. Among the numerous honours he received are Honorary Fellow, CSI and IETE, and Dataquest IT Man of the Year 1993.
Smt Vibha Parthasarathi
Consultant in Education and Gender Issues
Smt Vibha Parthasarathi is a prominent Indian educationalist. She was the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women from 1999 to 2002. Educated at Cambridge University and Boston University, she has remanded the Principal of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi.
Sri T. S. Krishnamurthy
Former Chief Election Commissioner
Sri T.S. Krishnamurthy was the Chief Election Commissioner of India. He started his career as an Indian Revenue Service Officer. He served the government at various levels. He has held the post of Secretary at the Department of Company Affairs. Also, he was the first Indian Revenue Service officer to become Secretary to the Government of India. He has also served as an IMF advisor in Ethiopia, Georgia.