Ms. Aakanksha Monga is a 23 year old travel blogger, a
passionate writer, and an avid doodler who is crazy
about nature. Professionally she’s a finance expert at a
management consulting firm; spiritually, she's
employed by mother nature. She knows how to
explore places and experiences from a different lens.
Traveling, moving from one place to another; meeting
new people, getting to know more cultures, being
exposed to different ideas, different thoughts is what
gets her going. She loves exploring offbeat places and
sharing information with the world through her
Instagram page that has more than 2 lakh followers.
Ali Afroz, the only child to his parents, was declared
the topper of All India Law Entrance Test 2018 in the
differently-abled category. Diagnosed with 90%
blindness when he was just a year-and-a half, this
partially sighted young man made it to the first merit
list of almost all prestigious law entrance exams
including CLAT, SLAT, LSAT and CET. With a
remarkable academic journey to his credit, his zeal to
go beyond his own disability and work for the welfare
of the masses is clearly exhibited from his interest in
careers like civil services and human rights.
CEO HERNET TV Bangladesh.
Ms. Alisha Pradhan is a Bangladeshi actress, television
presenter, and businesswoman who rose to
prominence as a teenager on television and later
starred in several films. She became a presenter for
broadcasts of the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League
(BPL) cricket season. Ms. Pradhan is the founder of
HerNet TV, Asia’s first TV on Women Wellbeing. Its
vision “Discrimination Free Harmonized World for
Women” identifies with the SDG 2030.
Tech Entrepreneur: CEO Praan.
Mr. Angad Daryani is the maker of India's first 3D
printer which is also the world's cheapest 3D printer.
Often addressed as a child prodigy, the little genius,
the inspiring teenager, Mr. Daryani has been an
inventor since a very tender age. Homeschooled by
teachers who focused on hands-on-learning, he
developed a LEGO Mindstorms Humanoid Robot at
the age of 8 and created a Pinhole Camera, Plastic
Kaleidoscope and several other significant devices at
the age of 9. A 23 year old Electrical Engineer from
Georgia Tech, Mr. Daryani spends most of his time
working on entrepreneurial projects in the clean tech
and AI space.
Author - India Social || Political Strategist & Campaign Consultant.
A political campaign strategist, consultant and author, Mr.
Ankit Lal started his journey as a Social Media activist in
2011. Having worked as the Social Media & IT Head of
AAP since its inception in 2012 till 2020, he managed the
party's Digital presence in more than 15 National, state
and municipal level elections. A columnist and writer for
NDTV, Mr. Lal came up with his own Political Consultancy
firm called 'Politique Advisors' in 2020 and has worked in
3 different state elections with 3 different political
organizations. Over the past few years, he has also
worked as a consultant for individual candidates in South
Africa, Malaysia and Sri Lanka
Singer & Musician
Dr. Palash Sen is an Indian singer, songwriter, musician,
composer and actor, best known as the founder and
frontman of India's Rock/Pop band Euphoria, the
pioneers of 'Hind Rock' or rock music in Hindi. With the
release of their debut album “Dhoom” in 1998,
Euphoria was the first indigenous band that became a
household name. In 2002, Sen made his Bollywood
debut with the film Filhaal. He has also worked as a
playback singer in Bengali and Tamil films.
Mr. Harish Patel is an Indian character actor who has
appeared in various Bollywood films. He made his film
debut in Mandi directed by Shyam Benegal in 1983.
Before getting into the silver screen, he gained
prominence for his performance in TV serials Malgudi
Days and Gopalji. Popularly known for his catchphrase
"Gayee Bhains Paanee Mein" (the buffalo entered the
water), in the movie Mr. India, he also garnered
international recognition after starring in Marvel
Studios’ Eternals as Karun. Apart from Hindi films and
televisions shows, he has also appeared in American
and British films.
Entrepreneur: Co-founder EaseMyTrip
Mr. Prashant Pitti is the co-founder of EaseMyTrip, the
2nd largest & fastest growing travel portal in India.
Under his eminent leadership, EaseMyTrip became the
only consumer-tech startup, that bootstrapped itself
till IPO and became a unicorn later. Mr. Pitti is
responsible for the long-term business strategy,
merger & acquisitions, marketing, public relations,
investor relations & branding department at
EaseMyTrip. A B-Tech from IIT Madras, Mr. Pitti is also
the co-founder of a social app NearGroup, which
crossed 42 million users worldwide
Mr. Satyarup Siddhanta is a celebrated mountaineer from India
who holds a Guinness World Record for being the youngest in
the world to climb the highest mountains and volcanoes of all
the 7 continents. When he’s not climbing, he’s a software
consultant, a social worker, a professional certified
ransformational coach and a motivational speaker who shared
his inspirational journey at prestigious platforms including
CERN (Geneva), ASEAN headquarters (Jakarta), TEDx and
TiECon, to name a few. It’s hard to believe that Mr. Siddhanta,
who was a chronic asthma patient and couldn't even run a
100m without the aid of an inhaler, has fluttered the National
flag at the highest and remotest points of all the 7 continents.
Social Scientist and a Writer
Mr. Shubhashish Chakraborty is a recipient of a coveted fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
He spoke on the Sustainable Villages in Activate Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2019.
He is a social scientist who wears several hats while discharging his duties in a global conglomerate. He is an expert on tribal affairs, and an award-winning filmmaker, poet, and writer who works tirelessly in the field of community development. He has been donating a substantial amount from his salary for over 10 years in helping and transforming the underprivileged communities in Jharkhand, India. Over time, he decided to adopt a village in the Sonahatu Block of Ranchi called Pandadih to bring holistic development, where the majority of the population belongs to the rural and tribal communities. He has transformed the village on the idea of Prime Minister Atma Nirbhar Bharat. He is a role model to propagate the idea of Individual Social Responsibility!
A Painter, Sculptor and a Filmmaker
Mr. Subodh Poddar is a renowned Ad Guru and
contemporary artist. Previously, a film director at FCB
Ulka and a creative director of popular advertisements
for more than 200 products like Amul, Nerolac, LIC,
Santoor, etc., Mr. Poddar is a creative director at FCB
Global, based in New York City. Mr. Poddar has
drawn portraits of many celebrated dancers including
Birju Maharaj, Kelucharan Mohapatra, Mrinalini
Sarabhai, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanjukta Panigrahi,
Malavika Sarukkai and Saswati Sen, to name a few. A
‘Dance scape’ painting expert, Mr. Poddar, who never
attends a dance performance without his sketchbook
and pen attempts to capture the energy of the live
dance movements while seeing them on stage.
Indian Classical Odissi Dancer
Sumedha Sengupta has received training under the tutelage of Late Guru Giri Dhari Nayak in ‘Odissi Ashram’, Kolkata for 25 years. She is an A Graded Artist of Doordarshan Kendra, New Delhi, and empaneled artist of SPICMACAY for Workshop Demonstration. She is also the recipient of the Senior National Scholarship in Odissi Dance from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India; Gold Medal from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh; Yuva Ratna Award; Nritya Shukla Jyoti Samman and Rajendra Deep Samman from various cultural institutions. She has been performing all over India and has represented India in Japan in an International Summer Festival organized by SCOT (Suzuki Company of Toga) in Toga, Japan as an Odissi performer. She is presently working as the Program Assistant at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Regional Centre Ranchi under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Ms. Temsutula Imsong is an activist who acquired
global fame for her inspirational individual initiative in
cleaning up the ghats of Varanasi. Raised in a village in
Nagaland, Ms. Imsong is the Co-founder of Sakaar
Sewa Samiti, a non-profit organization involved in rural
initiatives concerning child health, sanitation, relief
efforts during floods and also supporting self-help
groups working for preserving traditional handicrafts.
Her exemplary endeavour in changing the state of
sanitation in the historic city of Varanasi that is visited
by over one million pilgrims annually, have also
received recognition from the Honourable Prime
Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.