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Kolkata, India
August 24th, 2013

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Confirmed Speakers

  • Anshu Gupta
    GOONJ was formed in 1999 by Anshu Gupta, together with his friends from the mass communication background. Anshu Gupta, Founder Director, GOONJ is the head of the organization. GOONJ is channelising the unused material lying idle in urban homes, to the far-flung villages of India as an important economic resource. “Although we deal with all kinds of underutilized material but the prime focus is clothing, one of the most ignored basic needs of human kind.”
  • Srijan Pal Singh
    Officer on Special Duty to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam , Co-Author of Target 3 Billion He has been working on the PURA project. The essence of the PURA Corporation is to generate jobs through the creation of enterprises at the micro level. These enterprises would be based on core competencies and on servicing the primary economic activity of the PURA. Each PURA would comprise of a cluster of villages sharing basic assets like roads, markets, advanced healthcare services, education facilities and electronic connectivity.
  • Rakesh Srivastava
    Ex-CEO, MAP-IT under Madhya Pradesh Government. Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology (MAP_IT) is the society promoted by Government of Madhya Pradesh to serve as nodal agency to meet the larger objective of implementing IT and e-governance in MP.
  • Col. (Rtd) Prabir Sengupta
    Vishist Seva Medal by President of India, IIM-B (PGPEX). After an illustrious 25 years in Indian Army he sought VRS to pursue passion of learning & education. In the army he was awarded the ’Vishist Seva Medal’ by the president for his exceptional leadership & and served with the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He has also developed a program for Women Safety (WOSAF), apprising them of possible eventualities; Situation Control (SITCON) measures to overcome them and empower them with methods used in armies world over.

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Venue and Details

IIMC Auditorium
IIM Calcutta,
Diamond Harbour road, Joka
Kolkata, 700104

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Ashish Jha
Kolkata, India

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Abhishek Sharma
Kolkata, India

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Ejas Mudar
Organization and Logistics
Himanshu Baghel
Speaker and Delegate Relationships
Kunal Kapoor
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Publicity and Hospitality
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Design and Publicity