The Jury


Smt. Sangita Jindal

As Chairperson of the JSW Foundation, Mrs. Sangita Jindal strategizes and oversees social development projects within the JSW Group. A philanthropist who believes in the transformatory powers of art, Sangita set up The Jindal Arts Centre (1992) at National Center for Performing Art, Mumbai, India which became a hub of interdisciplinary arts activity. She also publishes Art India Magazine which has been a chronicler of record of the Indian Art scene for over two decades. Her efforts to preserve heritage for future generations led to extensive restoration work at the Hampi temple complex in the southern Indian state of Karnataka & The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai, Maharshtra. The Hampi Foundation was conferred the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Award for Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation for the work at the Chandramauleshwar Temple. Sangita is an Eisenhower Fellow and is on the Board of Trustees of the World Monuments Fund & an Advisor on the Khoj Board. She has been inducted as a key member of Tate International Council as well as UN Women Business Sector Advisory Council (BSAC). She has recently won the Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership 2019. Today the work that Sangita oversees at the JSW Foundation, runs across 9 states in India, and has touched over a million lives.


Shri Dinesh Kumar Jain

Born on 25th January 1959, Shri Dinesh Kumar Jain did his B. Tech and M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Masters of Business Administration from University of Hull, United Kingdom. He was selected for Indian Administrative Service in 1983. In the Union Government, he has worked in Ministry of Rural Development as Joint Secretary (NREGA) and as Additional Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture. He served in various capacities in Government of Maharashtra including Secretary in the Department of Rural Development, as well as Department of Information Technology. He also worked as Finance Secretary and later as Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra. He has also worked in United Nations Industrial Development Organization in the year 2002-2007. He has been appointed as Non-Judicial Member of Lokpal on 27th March 2019.


Shri Anand Limaye

Shri Anand Limaye is an IAS officer of 1989 batch allotted to Maharashtra cadre. He holds a Master’s degree in English literature and is a gold medalist of the University of Pune. He has worked as District Collector in two districts: Nanded & Beed.  He has done a  stint as Director General of Information & Public Relations, Govt. of Maharashtra. He worked as Divisional Commissioner at Nagpur. His other assignments include Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant  Tukadoji  Maharaj Nagpur University; Representative of India in SAARC Convention on ‘Poverty Alleviation’; Chairman of Vidarbha Statutory Development Board; Chairman of Nagpur Flying Club Ltd. During his important assignments, as Director General of Maharashtra Energy Development Agency, he secured three National Awards for Maharashtra: for best performance in the solar thermal and wind-solar hybrid sectors; and for best performance in the energy conservation activities for two consecutive years. At present he is working as Director General, YASHADA. He has taken initiative to set up the Centre for Water Literacy at YASHADA, the first-of-its kind in the country.


Shri Deepak Parekh

Shri Deepak Parekh spearheads HDFC Ltd.. His astute business acumen has transformed HDFC into a leading Financial Services Conglomerate with presence in Banking, Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Real Estate Venture Fund, Education Loans and Education. Mr Parekh is also the chairman of HDFC Asset Management, HDFC Life Insurance Co and HDFC Ergo General Insurance Co. Mr. Parekh is the non-executive chairman in India of Siemens Ltd and BAE Systems India (Services) Pvt Ltd. He is also on the boards of Indian Hotels Company Ltd and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and international boards of DP World – UAE, Vedanta Resources Pvt Ltd and Fairfax Financial Holdings Corporation – Canada. Some of his most important recognitions; the Padma Bhushan in 2006. ‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’ Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014, “Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour” by the French Republic in 2010, First International recipient of the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award – 2010.


Shri Girish Vinayak Kuber

In Journalism since 1985 – 86 after degree in science and post graduate in journalism from Mumbai and Pune Universities respectively. In 1988 joined Maharashtra Times. ’98 won the British government’s prestigious scholarship. First Marathi journalist to have been selected. Interestingly that was the year of India’s Pokharan II and the demand for the content from the sub-continent rose exponentially. Worked with The Guardian, London. In the following month, i.e. June ’98, Liverpool hosted the G 8 that announced sanctions on India and I was lucky enough to cover it on behalf of The Guardian.Political Editor, The Economic Times. Analyzed budget etc regularly on various English/Marathi channels and publications. Now Editor, LokSatta. Recently participated in ‘CERA Week’ First energy international conference  in Delhi along with Mr. Vijay Kelkar and Mr. Kirti Parekh. Only journalist to have been invited to ‘CERA Week’. Along with these a regular contributor to a number of literary and social publications in Marathi. Over 50 articles published in different magazines or publications.