Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan
Jayaprakash Narayan is a physician by training who went into the Indian Administrative Service. He has 16 years of distinguished public service to his credit in various capacities in the State of Andhra Pradesh. He worked on strengthening of the credit cooperatives and making them independent of government control. His other accomplishments include empowerment of parents in schools, speedy justice through rural courts, economic reform and restructuring of AP.
In order to translate his vision into practical reality, he resigned from Service in 1996 and formed Lok Satta which emerged as India's leading civil society initiative for governance reforms. He was the recipient of Yudhvir memorial Award, Rotary Manav Seva Award, Dr. Rustam D. Ranji Rotary Award and Bharat Asmit Jana Jagran Shreshtra