Padamshree D. R. Karthikeyan
Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
Director General, National Human Rights Commission, (India)
Special Director General, Central Reserve Police Force
D. R. Karthikeyan was born to an agricultural family in a small village called Devarayapuram in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Agriculture from the Annamalai University. He worked in the field of agriculture in the ancestral farm of his native village for a year. He also obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the Law College, Madras and was enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Madras.
After passing the Combined Competitive Examinations for Senior Civil Services, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1964. Mr. Karthikeyan went through extensive training in that field which included being trained at the National Police Academy in Mt. Abu. He also served in a number of important positions - Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Bangalore; Deputy Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Intelligence Department; Head of Karnataka State Police Academy; Inspector General of Police, Central Reserve, Police Force (CRPF), Southern Sector at Hyderabad. The investigative skill and the leadership and dedication demonstrated by Mr. Karthikeyan was highly appreciated and placed on record by the full Bench of the Supreme Court of India.Mr. Karthikeyan was First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia from 1974-1977. He was stationed in Sydney Australia from 1985 to 1989, promoting Indian exports to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Mr. Karthikeyan served as the Chief Bureau of the Investigation Team of the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate the tragic assassination of Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. At the invitation of INTERPOL, France, he made an audiovisual presentation of the investigation before an assembly of top police officers, who commended Mr Karthikeyan for the model investigation.
Mr. Karthikeyan led a group of "Yatris" (pilgrims) on a month-long trekking to Kailash-Manasarovar, the holiest of holy places for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains in Tibet-China. He also visited Jerusalem, the holiest city for Christians and Jews and the second holiest place for Muslims. He travels widely and addresses gatherings in educational institutions, professional gatherings, police and other training academies, and public functions where he speaks on socially relevant subjects such as values, human rights, leadership, crisis management and investigation. Mr. Karthikeyan presently holds the position of Director General, National Human Rights Commission, India.
Major General Sunil Kumar Jha (Retd.)
An alumnus of National Defense Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune has served in the army for over three and half decades before superannuating in Oct 12. During the service he has handled challenging assignments within the country and outside. He has extensively travelled to US, UK, Russia, South East Asia and Middle East. He has served in all levels in the service and commanded soldiers on the front line. A scholar by nature has done MSc and MPhil in Defence studies, strategic security and defence management studies. Spiritually inclined, post retirement he has done MSc in Psycho Neurobics (2013 - 14) and stood first in the University. Presently he is the Advisor of Defence Banking with State Bank of India North East Circle Guwahati.
Major General P. K. Siwach (Retd)
Maj Gen P K Siwach was commissioned in the Army in the year 1980. During his illustrious career of 36 years he has held various important appointments such as General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division in Rajasthan Sector, Chief of Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command, and Major General in Charge of Concepts and Doctrine at Army Training Command in Shimla. He commanded an Infantry Brigade in Bengal and Sikkim and a Mechanised Infantry Battalion in Jammu & Kashmir. In a diplomatic assignment, he was Defence Adviser in the High Commission of India in Malaysia. Maj Gen PK Siwach has been at the fore-front of various welfare measures in the Army which include empowerment of women, career coaching of children and implementation of leadership qualities among officers and soldiers. He has also been Chairman of various KendriyaVidyalayas and Army and Naval Schools up to Senior Secondary levels, functioning under Central Board of School Education, New Delhi. A practitioner of Psycho Neurobics himself, he has organized workshops on self healing by Dr Chandra ShekharTiwari for officers and families of Armed Forces at Kota and Port Blair.
Dr S Vishwanathan
For being MBBS, DGO, MD (O&G) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1979, 1984 and 1986 respectively, he worked as a professor and HOD, Division of Obstertrics and Gynaecology and (Former) Medical Superintendent, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University. He received Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeon, Glasgow, United Kingdom and Fellowship of Academic Bio-Medical Scientist, Chennai. Lot of works being carried out under his leadership to reduce the Maternal and Neonatal mortality and morbidity. He is also responsible to start GarbhaVidya (Training the Unborn Child) in the University. He established Centre for Yoga Studies at Annamalai University on 7th December 1998. He designed curriculum for Yoga programmes from certificate course to Ph.D level. He has participated and presented 34 papers and participated 49 National & International conferences/Seminars to his credit. He organized 77 Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Training Programme and delivered 294 invited lectures.
BRIGADIER (Dr) ABHAY KUMAR, VSM (Retd)
M Phil, PGDMDPN, PhD (VY)
Brigadier (Dr) Abhay Kumar was commissioned into the armed forces in Dec 1975 and served for 35 years during which he had the singular distinction of dedicating PRITHVI and AGNI Missile systems to the Nation. He has in-depth user knowledge of both the strategic systems, the TEETH, presently held by the Nation. He has commanded a Mountain Brigade in Arunachal Pradesh opposite the Chinese frontiers. He has also had the opportunity to lead the Satellite Based Strategic Surveillance System of the Nation to keep an eye on and across the frontiers.
After his retirement, he had an experience of almost two years in Indian Industries and then decided to do PhD in Vedic Yoga with Psychoneurobics as his chosen subject for the research which he has successfully completed in Aug 2016 from Yoga Samskrutham University, Florida, USA.