Ms. Usha Srinivasan, B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Ed., she is the founder member of The Civil Services Society, Sanskriti School and a member of the Commission on Education and Communication (IUCN).
As a member of the senior management team of Development Alternatives, Ms. Usha Srinivasan has managed the Nationwide CLEAN-India network and coordinated the Earth Charter programme and ZERI Education programme. With over 30 years of experience, she has authored papers, training manuals and books on Science, Astronomy and Environment. She is the recipient of National Science talent scholarship and National award for Innovative Science teaching. With a diploma in fine arts, she has interests in pottery, sculpture, painting, classical and carnatic music, classical dance, films, reading, travelling and gardening.
Sohail Hashmi, B.A. (Hons) in Geography and M.A. and M.Phil. in Regional Development, Sohail has worked extensively among slum dwellers, unorganised workers and shop hands of old Delhi. He began working as a script writer at PTI TV, in 1991, and continues to work as writer and film maker. He was media consultant to the national literacy mission. He is founding trustee of SAHMAT, writes about Delhi and on issues of communalism, culture and identity. He conducts heritage walks, loves to listen to music and to cook.
Paro Anand: Best known for her writings for young adults, she has always challenged preconceived notions of the limits of writings for young people. She has used literature as a creative outlet for young people in difficult circumstances, especially with orphans of separatist violence in Kashmir. Notable amongst her writings are No Guns At My Son’s Funeral, Weed, Wild Child, Wingless and The Little Bird Who Held The Sky Up With His Feet.
The Russian Centre for Science and Culture awarded her for her contribution to children’s literature. Paro Anand has headed the National Centre for Children’s Literature, the apex body for children’s literature in India. She is a renowned performance storyteller and has performed her stories all over India and in UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore.
Mr. Sanjeev Hingorani, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, has been working as a financial consultant with Unitech Limited since 2007.
He is actively associated with Sri Sathya Sai Organisation as the district coordinator for their Gurgaon region. Organising value education classes and veda chanting for school and college going students is his passion. His engagement, dedication and contribution towards the society and social work have been commendable.
Dr. Kamala Menon: She has been actively involved in curriculum coordination and research in elementary and secondary pedagogy in a Free Progress system. A practitioner of Integral education she is closely associated with Mirambika Free Progress School.
Currently involved with evolving a curriculum for skill training of teachers, she passionately pursues her interest in teacher education in the school and with the SCERT Delhi.
She works with the Delhi Science Forum, for popularising astronomy and scientific temper.
Ms. Ritika Goyal, B.A. (Hons) and L.L.B. with a post graduate diploma in Alternate dispute resolution, Ritika is a practising advocate at the High Court (Delhi) and specialises in Corporate Law.
She is one of the Founder Trustees of The Gnostic Centre. She is one of the initiators of the Magazine Awakening Ray and is involved in the management of L’avenir, a research based pre-school. Ritika’s special focus of research has been on how to develop the mind and she has worked with children as well as adults.
Dr. Bindu Prasad, Clinical psychologist and special educator, Dr. Prasad is a consultant to Sardar Patel Vidhyalay and a board member of the Indian Association for Family Therapy in India. She has been a planner and trainer of orientation courses in family therapy. Dr. Prasad has also been the founder-director, Child Guidance Centre, Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Welfare Society, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has presented academic papers and conducted workshops on learning disabilities and family therapy in India, USA, Norway, Finland and Israel.
Audio visuals by her include Special Children, a film illustrating cases of autism, dyslexia and sensory neural hearing loss and School Ka Ek Din , made in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr Vidya Gupta: After graduating from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Dr Gupta trained in Paediatrics and Neonatology in UK. She was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is currently working as a Senior Consultant Neonatologist in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.