Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Before we begin, we bow down in gratitude before

Ajeet Cour,
Arpana Cour,
Chandra Chari,
Ganesh N. Devy,
Gyan Ranjan,
Prof Harish Trivedi,
Prof Jasveer Jain,
Prof Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee,
Radha Chakraborty,
Prof Shameem Hanfi,
Shovana Narayan,
Shubha Mudgal,
Smita Jassal and
Sonal Mansingh
(for building subliminal bridges across cultures)

C S Laxmi (Ambai),
Kumkum Sangari,
Madhu Purnima Kishwar,
Ritu Menon,
Ruth Vanita,
Uma Chakravarty and
Veena Das
(for shaping up Feminism in India)

Chitra Mudgal,
Maitreyi Pushpa,
Nasira Sharma and
Sudha Arora
(for choosing protagonists from conflict zones, rural India, jhuggi clusters and suburban spaces)

Archana Varma,
Indu Jain,
Krishna Sobti,
Malti Joshi,
Manager Pandey,
Mannu Bhandari,
Nityanand Tiwary,
Padma Sachdev,
Usha Priyamvada,
Suryabala, 
Raji Seth and
Vishwanath Tripathi
(for creating mental models).