GUEST OF HONOR
Dr Kalpana Gopalan IAS
Dr. Kalpana Gopalan IAS is a composite public policy professional. Practitioner, policy-maker, scholar, author, volunteer and mother, she wears many hats. She secured the 20th rank in the All India Combined Civil Service Examination, 1987. Her 31-year work experience in the Indian Administrative Service spans land administration, urban management, public distribution system, rural development, training and education.
She is now the Additional Chief Secretary, Youth Empowerment & Sports. Dr.Kalpana is recipient of the Mother Theresa Women Empowerment Award 2019 for "outstanding contribution to excellence in leadership".