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Theme: Passion. Peace. Love.

This event occurred on
January 16, 2020
4:00pm - 9:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Pune, Maharashtra

A day-long journey of self-discovery and personal growth, embracing those things which truly matter to you, battling stereotypes and doing something you love.

The simple pleasures of life.

Pune, Maharashtra, 411007
Event type:
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Aaryani Sahay

Activist, Entreprenuer
Aaryani Sahay is a fifteen year old mental health activist. She’s the co-founder of Project Let’s talk, an initiative that aims to spread mental health awareness, which has conducted over 100 awareness sessions and impacted 2000+ children. She has spoken at the United Nations and received an award at the Women’s Economic Forum. She’s also a certified yoga instructor. Aaryani is a firm believer that everyone is capable of achieving their goals. In her free time, she loves reading, learning psychology and spending quality time with her loved ones.

Bhavik Sarkhedi

Author, Content Writer.
Bhavik Sarkhedi is the founder of Write Right - Content Writing Agency, Professional Writer and Author of The Weak Point Dealer, Will You Walk A Mile? Amateur Rapper, Wannabe Stand-up Comedian, Storyteller by heart and writer by passion, he pens down everything that intrigues and fascinates him. When he's not writing, he explores the intersection of philosophy and psychology. He is a strong believer of 'Anyone can do anything'. He generally pushes when the door says 'Pull'.

CS Mohit Shaw

Corporate Trainer
Mohit Shaw is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and a graduate in both Law and Commerce Stream, respectively. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in relation to Social Media’s role in mid and small-scale enterprises. He is the Co-founder of ‘Career Keeda’and a lecturer in the Department of Commerce at Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata. Mr. Shaw is a visiting faculty with many institutes across India.

Darshan Mundada

Social Entreprenuer
Darshan is the founder and chief impact catalyst at TBL Consultancy Services, Pune. Holding a masters in social work and a certificate in peace and conflict resolution from Duke University and the University of North Carolina, he has been passionate about social service since a very young age. Today, he owns his own CSR consultancy firm. He is also the director of the World Peace Dome at MIT World Peace University. Darshan loves dogs as much as he loves humans and enjoys playing board games with family and friends. He is an avid reader and a passionate traveller.

Dhanashree Perumal

Psychology Facilitator
Once the naughtiest kid in class, now an accidental Teacher who sees most things in life through the lens of Psychology. She loves observing patterns and similarities around her to make better sense of the world but paradoxically also to change it. She believes that real change comes from the simplest of forces - the unacknowledged ones, the underrated ones - be it in a class, in therapy or maybe in oneself.

Jai Relan

Mental Wellness Activist
Jai Relan is a 14-year-old activist with interests in human behaviour analysis, computer science, movie making, photography/videography and design. Over the past year, Jai has been working with different organisations in his quest for the betterment of society. While he wasn’t the most popular of the student in high school, he, out of curiosity decided to start studying social dynamics. Very soon, these finding managed to turn his social life into something he thought would never happen.

Shalabh Agarwal

Passionate about creating a library of his own, he sails across the seven seas picking up coffee mugs and warm embraces as souvenirs. He twiddles around with his words while devoting a hand to his creativity on paper. He satiates himself with a regular dose of reading and dreams about Pythagoras’ theorem quite often. While he aims to sleep 24 hours in a day, he registers insomnia to keep everything else at bay.

Svetana Kanwar

Dancer, Choreographer.
Svetana has professionally trained in jazz & contemporary dance for 7 years and ballet for 5 years under an international as well as national faculty. Not just your basic girl- she’s doing it all! Having starred in various music videos and advertisements, a two time TEDx speaker whilst being the proud founder of The BOM Squad which was the first all-girls jazz dance crew in India. She will stop at nothing to achieve even the unachievable!

Organizing team


Pune, India
  • Malika Mudit
  • Shashin Laddha
    Team member
  • Siddhant Dhongde
  • Siddharth Desai
  • Smriti Sinha