Prof. Ada Yonath is the first woman from the Middle East to win a Nobel Prize in sciences. She was the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2009, for her pioneering research in the structure and function of the RIBOSOME.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha held the highest position at Indian Air Force asChief of Air Staff, a post occupied by India’s senior-most military officer. For his contributions towards the IAF, he was also conferred with notable Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vayusena Medal (VM).
Brigadier Stephen Tetlow
Brigadier Stephen Tetlow currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He was instrumental in running an international Defence team of engineers and scientists to lead NATO’s agenda for scientific research. Among his numerous accolades is a successful stint as the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering for the British Army. He is also a Non Executive Director of Engineering UK and has played an active role in encouraging the youth to pursue challenging careers in engineering.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan
Dr. K.Radhakrishnan held the position of Chairman of ISRO from 2009 to 2014. He was referred to as Man of Steel. It is his contributions to science & engineering that has earned him the honor of Padma Bhushan as well as 2014's 'people who mattered' by Nature.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Bollywood aficionado now is the moment you all have been waiting for!!! If he has an idea, he finds a way to give it life, whether it be the story about youth awakening or assiduity of the human spirit. Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, renowned director and writer, is going to ennoble Kshitij 2017 with his presence.
With box office hits like Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which have won National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and were massive critical as well as commercial successes, he is one of the most influential filmmakers of Indian Cinema.
Today’s era has advanced in technology like never before, but somehow it still has failed to find happiness and purpose in the shallow lives of people. In an urge to bring about lightness in the modern generation Kshitij came up with the social initiative Astitva under the guidance of Ms. Tisca Chopra, an Indian actress, author and producer. The lecture focused on how to tackle mental depression and never be beaten by it.