The awards were presented by the Honable Vice President of India, Mr. Hamid Ansari at New Delhi. Anand G. Mahindra, Vice Chairman & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd received the aeward for Business, Madhavan Nair, Chairman, Indian Space Research
Organisation, for Science & Technology and Padmashree. Dr. Tulasi
Munda, Scretary, Advasi Vikas Samiti, Serenda, Barbil, Dist. Keonjar, Orissa for Community Service & Social Upliftment
The young leader awards were presented to Gautam Thapar, Chairman & CEO, Avantha Group, New Delhi for Business, Dr. B.K. Das, Scientist, DRDO, Chandipur, Orissa for Science & technology and Ravi Rebbapragada, Founder, Samata Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh for Community Service & Social Upliftment.