Development PIO Pioneers
Mr. Sam Pitroda,
Chicago USA: Developed an Employment Model to provide public
access – the bright yellow STD PCO boxes revolutionized the state of
telecommunications in India. Founded the
Center for Development of Telematics in 1984.
Prof. Amartya Sen,
Cambridge, UK: Professor at
Trinity College, won Noble Prize in Economics for
his contributions to welfare economics, which help explain the economic
mechanisms underlying famines and poverty, studied
Bangladesh famine of 1974 and other catastrophes in India, Bangladesh
and the countries of
Khosla, Silicon Valley USA: Co-founder of Sun Microsystems &
General partner of Kleiner Perkins, funding micro-finance economy to serve the
rural Indian community.
Sandip Pandey, University of California, Berkeley, USA:
Co-founder of ASHA for Education that has completed over 350 projects in India with 1000
active volunteers through 65 chapters worldwide.
Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia
University, New York, USA: Advisor to India 's Finance
Minister, now Prime Minister - Dr. Manmohan Singh, on India 's
economic reforms in 1991. He has written many books & articles on