Kartikeya Sarabhai Sabarmati Ashram, Preservation & Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad, India
Kartikeya Sarabhai is one of the world’s leading environmental educators and a dedicated community builder. He completed his education at Cambridge (Tripos in Natural Science) and went on to do post graduate work in development communication at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Sarabhai is the founder director of the Centre for Environment Education headquartered in Ahmedabad, with 40 offices across India.
Mr. Sarabhai is a member of the Earth Charter International Council and the chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Human Habitat. Mr.Sarabhai has written and spoken extensively on environment and related subjects at national and international forums.
Recipient of Tree of Learning Award (1998) from the IUCN, the Indian Institute of Human Rights has presented him with the World Human Rights Promotion Award in 2005. In 2012, the President of India conferred him with Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian awards.
Prof. Anamik Shah Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India
Prof. Anamik Shah, working as a Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, is currently, looking after its various activities of education (Nai talim), higher education, constructive social and extensive programmes at various levels across Gujarat. Presently, the institute is actively engaged in upgradation of syllabus, introduction of new courses and curriculum, special drive for research project by teachers, research grants and also several actions leading to quantitative changes with help of administrative and academic staff and support from members of Gujarat Vidyapith Trust.
Prof. Shah has held important positions at various prestigious organizations. He has been part of several research projects related to Medicinal Chemistry. His research interest areas include Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Analytical Environmental Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Isolation and Screening of Marine based Natural Products, QSAR, Anti-cancer, anti-tubercular drug research, MDR Reverter Development and Analytical Method Developments of several active pharma intermediates.