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February 16, 2020
Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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J. P. Auditorium
B-1, Shaker Point, Khandari Road, B-2, NH2, Jawaharnagar Colony, Khandari, Agra
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282007
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Aditya Raja

Psychology Enthusiast
Passion, commitment, and impact are at the heart of all his initiatives. He is a published author, IKS aficionado, psychology enthusiast and a renowned change-maker. He got into Talerang‘s 21 Under 21 list for India. Aditya was one of the 100 Most Influential Global Youth Professional by CMO Asia. He has represented India at the World Youth Summit where he was awarded the National Youth Icon award. At his teenage, Raja dedicated his time to execute impact projects for corporate figures and social initiatives which were focused on uplifting the youth which impacted millions worldwide. Currently, he serves HUM Foundation as the Chief Evangelist. In various capacities, he has worked with startups to help them grow using a blend of psychology and technology. He is pursuing a degree in Applied Psychology from Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.

Anshul Bafna

Business Psychologist & Modern Monk
She is a renowned business psychologist, personality profiler, a marketer, mind transformer and spiritual coach. After years of living in London she is now in India, as the founder of Searchlight | Soul School that looks at the personal, professional & spiritual development of individuals. She has gained a reputation by prestigious media for being a Modern Monk due to her living like a monk internally; unattached life yet helping the others integrate spiritual awakening of self-aligning by blending the modern lifestyle with Monkful bliss. Her expertise isn't restricted to one spectrum but reaches far and wide into the spheres of psychology, business conflicts, life blueprints, emotional intelligence, healing, mind transformation, leadership, stress management, neuro-linguistic programming, work-life balance, hypnotherapy, and karmic cleansing, spiritual awakening.

Arun Pratap Sikarwar

Brain Biologist
He had earned his Master's degree at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Ph.D. at University of Mumbai and M.B.A. at Symbiosis, Pune. He has done three Postdoctoral Research at JNCASR Bangalore; Institute of Biomedicine of Aarhus University, Denmark, and then at Brain & Mind Research Institute of Weill Cornell Medical College. He greatly enjoys public speaking, specially over Neuroscience, on various scientific platforms on National and International arena. He keeps appearing as scientific expert panelist over many national TV news channels including AajTak, India TV, Lok Sabha TV and ABP over space and science issues; radio talks over All India Radio (Prasar Bharati); science popularization lectures in abroad e.g. University of Hong Kong; resource person to UGC-HRDC of Jawaharlal Nehru University; science popular lectures at The National Academy of Science, India (NASI); and as resource person at various Universities for conferences, workshop and brainstorming sessions.

Harsh Johari

A ship’s captain turned investment banker turned leadership coach and a painter, Harsh has about 25 years of work experience across very diverse industries such as shipping and finance. He is currently working as an Executive and Leadership Coach and coaches senior leaders in organizations to unlock their true leadership potential. His areas of interest also include women leadership development and career transition management. His previous roles include Captain in the Merchant Navy and Senior Vice President with Goldman Sachs. In his spare time, he is fond of reading, blogging and painting.

Ishkaran Singh Bhandari

Constitutional Lawyer
He is a Supreme Court Advocate having a standing of 13 years at the bar. Some of his famous cases include: petitioned court to give the juvenile strict punishment in the ‘Nirabhaya Rape Case” and later parliament amended law to provide for such punishment. Counsel for the victim in the Annisia Batra (Air-Hostess) Murder Case. Petitioner in the Sunanda Pushkar Murder Case resulting in Filing of Charge-sheet in the matter. Counsel for the complainant in the National Herald Case. Ishkaran Singh Bhandari is having a strong presence on social-media with more than 1,50,000 followers across all social platforms. He writes frequently for newspapers and magazines. He appears daily on various National News channels in English and Hindi debates on social, political and economic issues.

K. Siddhartha

Earth Scientist
A Strategic thinker, Geostrategist, Knowledge and Perception Management Consultant, has been an advisor to International Government agencies. He has been a Mentor of International repute, a distinguished Thought leadership trainer, an Earth Scientist of International stature, author, and educationist. He has over 20 years experience in teaching Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Behavioural traits in India’s topmost institutes, and 15 years experience in training students for Civil Services. He has had a hand in mentoring 1553 students for IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and other Civil Services in the past 18 years.

Onkar K. Khullar

Digital Gandhi
He is India’s Most Dangerous Motivational speaker. He is a college dropout, an entrepreneur, delivered many TEDx Talks and has done more than 500 motivational seminars in PAN India and inspired more than 100k audience by his unconventional style of inspiring youth. As a speaker his main focus area is Youth related topics (Love,Breakups , Depression, Entrepreneurship, etc.)

Paras Pundir

Community Builder
He is a community enthusiast & currently working as a Program Manager at Microsoft Reactor Bangalore which is a tech community space. His initiative called Community Folks - a Community of Community Builders in India, also deals in the Community & Content Management for brands. He is also involved in training & upskilling Community & Marketing teams. Along with that, he is directly involved & enabling few other communities such as a Community of Software Testers, Growth Hackers, Product Managers, Designers, Data Enthusiasts, Early Stage Entrepreneurs, DevRel, Digital Nomads, etc. He is also leading Bangalore chapters for Trello & LinkedIn Local along with Facebook CLC. He has also been nominated for the Community Professional of the Year Award in 2020.

Pranava Sharma

Astronomer & Poet
He is the Curator of the Space Museum at BM Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad. He majorly consults government departments and private ventures in science communication and research. He is a co-author of an astronomy graduate textbook which is coming out this year and is being published by Institute of Physics, London. He was awarded Karmaveer Fellowship given by the United Nations and iCONGO and is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, UK.

Prem Sewak Sudhish

Computer Scientist
He teaches Biometric and Cryptographic Security and has research interests in person identification and machine consciousness. He has also been a volunteer consultant to the Government of India on national projects. He is an avid aficionado of technology enabled democratization and internationalization of education and strongly believes that research and development in technology should come out of ivory towers to benefit the marginalized and underprivileged in the society. Dr. Sudhish has a BS in Electrical Engineering with distinction from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, MS from Stanford University and PhD through a collaborative arrangement between Dayalbagh Educational Institute and Michigan State University.

Rakhi Chawla

STEM Edupreneur
She is the Founder of Ed3D, an edtech organization with a vision of transforming how STEM Courses are taught and learned with different spectrum of learners. Rakhi & her organization develop STEM curriculum, design STEM hands-on learning tangible products, innovative games, frugal learning aids, out-of-box thinking workbooks and online courses. They work with schools, lead teachers', parents, children, workshops. Her sought after talk "Let's make Maths Human Again" is popular among varied audience. She is an IIT Delhi alumnus with M.Tech. in Computer Applications and also Global Math Project, Lead Ambassador for India to change the perspective of Mathematics Learning across the globe. She has spent significant time in understanding, teaching and spreading the motivation, history, aesthetics and deep structure of mathematics which makes it a hidden beautiful treasure to explore.

Reema Ahmad

Sexuality Educator
She is Facilitator and co founder at Candidly. She drives the content and delivery for workshops on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention for children, parents and teachers, POSH, sexuality, adolescent health and well being. In 2017, she helped create EqualiTee, the country's first gender cool merchandise line for children. She has conducted gender and diversity talks at corporate offices. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College For Women with a degree in English Honours and completed her Masters in English and Bachelors in Education from Agra University. She studied and trained with Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues (TARSHI) for their Comprehensive Sexuality Education course for teachers and Sexuality Counselling Skills Training course. She is currently writing a book on talking to children about difficult things. She also conducts counselling sessions on sexual health and well being in association with Red Womb.

Shams Aalam

Paraplegic Swimmer
He has completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering & MBA in HR& Operations. He is a paraplegic person, who has overcome all the odds to become world record holder for longest open sea swimming by paraplegic person, an international gold medalist para swimmer & was awarded best emerging leader in disability sports & sports diplomacy by U.S.department of state global sports mentoring program 2018. People believe him to be an influencer in the society, they get inspired, motivated by seeing and listening his extraordinary life story. He has delivered various TEDx talk & motivational speeches, have been in various schools, colleges, universities and corporate as chief guest & keynote speaker on various occasions.

Tripti Singhal Somani

Mrs Rocket Singh
A woman of substance- ambitious, extremely successful and yet so humble! We know her by a myriad of roles, she plays and it’s commendable to see how effortlessly she wears & juggles between all these hats with so much poise and grace- A combination rare to find! A serial Entrepreneur and one could go on talking about the positions Tripti leads. For instance she is the CEO-KGS Advisors, Founder – Womennovator, Member, Governing Council - NIESBUD – MSDE, Chairman-Women Entrepreneurship Committee-PHD Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman- Start Up Committee - PHD Chamber of Commerce and so on but that’s something we all know. However, we don’t know the real woman behind all these labels and titles that Tripti performs so effectively!

Organizing team


Agra, India
  • Aihasas Yadu
  • Aman Singh
  • Ashutosh Yadav
  • Dewansh Poddar
  • Prashant Singh
  • Prateek Chaturvedi
  • Pratyush Goyal