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April 28, 2019
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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The Crystal Hall, TAJ MAHAL
Gomti Nagar
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226010
Event type:
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Abhai Pratap Singh

Entrepreneur, Founder WheelChair Cricket India Association, Squardron Leader- Indian Air Force (Retd.)
Squadron Leader Retd. Founder Wheelchair Cricket India Association Squadron Leader Abhai an alumnus of prestigious National Defence Academy, Pune and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad was commissioned in Indian Air Force in 2000 as fighter pilot. He has flown Aircrafts of the likes of Mig 21 and Mig 27. He took retirement on medical grounds in 2009 after he met with an accident in 2007 and came on to Wheelchair. After retirement not only he established himself as a successful entrepreneur but also motivated several others like him to take life head-on. With an aim to help people cope up with disabilities, he spearheads the movement to give equal opportunities to disabled to take up and pursue sports. In 2017, he founded Wheelchair cricket India Association to help people with disabilities, play cricket. Since then he has been involved in developing Wheelchair Cricket in India and other Asian Countries.

Dr. Alok Dhawan

Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
He served as Founding Director, Institute of Life Sciences, and Dean, Planning and Development, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat. Before joining as Director, CSIR-IITR, he also worked on different scientific positions, like - Senior Principal Scientist, Principal Scientist, etc. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Biochemistry from University of Lucknow, India in 1991. He has been awarded D.Sc. Degree (h.c.) from University of Bradford, U.K., 2017. He was a Visiting Scholar, Michigan State University, USA; BOYSCAST Fellow, University of Surrey, Wales & Bradford, UK and Visiting Scientist, BIBRA Toxicology International, Surrey, UK. Professor Dhawan started the area of Nanomaterial Toxicology in India and published a guidance document on the safe use of Nanomaterials. His group elucidated the mechanism of toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles in human and bacterial cells. His work has been widely cited.

Dr. Vandana Sehgal

Principal and Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow
Dr. Vandana Sehgal is an architect, an artist and an academic. As an academic, she has been teaching architecture since 23 years. Her area of research is architecture theory. Her thesis was entitled Infinite in Architecture. She writes regularly in journals on theoretical as well as practical design issues. As an artist, she has done solo shows ‘Between Spaces’ ‘Ramayana’ ‘Lucknow- ek nazar’, ‘The Woman and Krishnaa’, has participated in group shows with various artists all over India and also curates art shows. She has painted Illustrations for reputed authors and publishers. As an architect, she is associated with design projects like Museum, Art Gallery, adaptive re-use of historical buildings, conservation documentation and interiors through institutional consultancy. She is also associated with some private projects like hotels, memorials homes and interiors in an honorary consultant’s capacity.

Mrs. Anupam Kulshreshtha

Inspector General- Indian Police Service UP Cadre
Mrs. Anupam Kulshreshtha belongs to the 1995 batch of Indian Police Service UP Cadre. She is a post graduate in Political Science and also Masters in Police Management. During her illustrious career, Mrs. Kulshreshtha held several important posts and undertook numerous challenging assignments. She has vast experience of grass root policing and training. Currently, on Central deputation, Mrs. Kulshreshtha is Inspector General Provisioning in Central Reserve Police Force, the biggest paramilitary force in the world. In the present capacity, she is supervising policy, budgeting and procurement related to numerous controlled stores and security equipment. She is a highly decorated officer. Apart from numerous commendation discs from DG CRPF and Director National Police Academy, she is recipient of very coveted President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services.

Tanmay Mukherjee

Indian Percussionist
Tanmay Mukherjee is an Indian Percussionist and drummer. He is a well known independent drummer working for Bollywood Industry and reality shows on national television. He has also shared stage with international bands and musicians. He is currently travelling as drummer with the Bollywood voice Sunidhi Chauhan and performing in countries like Singapore, Bangladesh etc. He has been felicitated for his fusion style music and invited to perform in several countries.

Organizing team


Lucknow, India


Lucknow, India
  • Akash Mehrotra
  • Akash Singh
  • Hemant gupta
  • Yash Mathur