Dr. D.K. Belsare, M. Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. F.N.A.Sc., F.Z.S.I is the Former Professor of Bioscience, Barkatullah University Bhopal. He was post-doctoral fellow in Baylor College of Medicine Houston, UNEP Fellow, National Academy Science Fellow, Zoological Society Fellow, Advisory Member for Apipol Company Krakow Poland, Director Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization, Bhopal, Advisor Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal, Member Technical Committee, Fish Culture Center of CIFE at Powarkheda, Member of Technical Committee on Wildlife Madhya Pradesh etc and was teaching post-graduate classes for 30 years, He published more than 160 papers in scientific journals. He has written books on (i) Tropical Fish farming, (ii) Introduction to Biodiversity, (iii) Hydrology and Hydrobiology of Rivers & Streams of Indian Subcontinent, (iv) Bee-keeping for Livelihoods and Health, (v) Vanishing Roar of Bengal Tigers and contributed chapters in many books.
He traveled in European Countries, Malayasia and U.S.A. and attended nearly 170 symposia, conferences and seminars at National and International level.
For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded University Gold Medal, Zoological, Society Gold Medal, 20th Century Gold Medal, Zoological Conference Gold Medal, and Best Senior Indian Scientist Gold Medal. His life time research is mainly focused on hormones, aquaculture, water management, wildlife biology and management and biodiversity conservation.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, M.Sc., D.F.Sc., Ph.D. (Israel), FZSI, FIAES, F.S.L.Sc, FIASN, F.N.A.Sc, FIFSI is consultant of the World Bank of UNIFAO, Bangaladesh and Nigeria. And has expertise in Shrimp Farming and Hatchery Management Fish Nutrition and Diseses and ornamental in fisher, pal culture.
He has published more than 175 research papers and authored 37 book chapters and attended nearly 200 Symposia, Conferences and Seminars at National and International. For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded Gold Medal, Zoological, Society, Indian Academy of Environmental Science, Indian Academy of Science & Nature. (FOREIGN SECRETARY, ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA).
Dr. Mrs. Shashikala D. Belsare, M.Sc., Ph.D. is the former Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Department of Bioscience, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. She received Life-time Research Award and Gold Medal for her outstanding research on drugs and environmental chemicals at the hands of Dr. Mrs Saxena, General Secretary, Indian Science Congress in 2016 at Chennai. Dr. Belsare did her research in Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Institute Houston (Texas U.S.A.), Pharmacy Department of Nagpur University, Technical University Dresden (Germany) and Bioscience Department of Barkatullah University, Bhopal. She also won several awards for her research in the past, like Globally reputed Vijay Ratan Award for excellence in science & technology & lifetime achievement in economic growth & national integration 2005, Global Glory Gold Medal Institute of National Integration New Delhi 2005, 20th Century Gold Medal & Eminent Scientist Award during National Conference on "Vision 21st Century" held on 28-31st December 2002, organized by Bangalore University, Bangalore (Karnataka).
*Award for best plenary lecture delivered at All India Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Science organized by Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra) on 16-19 November 2002. She held several positions like Dean of Life Science Faculty Barkatullah University, Rawatpura Sarkar University Gwalior and Member of UGC Committee and UPSC Delhi.
Mr. Ravindra Aliai Raviraj Himmatrao Deshmukh - He is a President of Mahagram Agro Producer Company Ltd., Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Gram Darpan - the leading NGO in rural development. Maharashtra Gram Darpan is also working on water conservation in rural and urban area, water supply scheme, dairy in rural areas, and business partner with NABARD Financial Services Ltd. (Nabfins) as well as the implementing agencies with CAIM project supported by (IFAD). He is also awarded as Best Citizen of India in 1999. He was also awarded in 2017 by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan for best work in agriculture development in rural area.