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Theme: Reach-out, Restore, Rejuvenate

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August 27, 2022
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Reach-Out: A call for like-minded solutionaries and thinkers to come together, collaborate, create solutions and inspire others to create a better tomorrow.

Restore Ever-looming challenges such as the climate crisis calls for adopting sustainable choices while recognising the lost heritage, and restoring and conserving them!

Rejuvenate: Let's recognise and celebrate the innovations and breakthroughs made despite the challenges, including the pandemic and climate crisis. Let's ignite the desire to march into a better tomorrow, driven by design and entrepreneurship!

Anant National University
Sanskardham Campus, Bopal-Ghuma-Sanand Road.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 382115
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Aparna Piramal Raje

Author & Columnist Aparna Piramal Raje is a writer, columnist, public speaker and educator and the author of the recently released, Chemical Khichdi: How I Hacked My Mental Health, a book on her experiences of living with a serious mental health condition for the last two decades. Her popular column, Head Office, in the Mint newspaper, looks at leadership through the unique lens of workspace design and management workstyles. Over 100 CEOs from India and globally have been featured in the Head Office. The column led to her first book, Working Out of the Box: 40 stories of leading CEOs. She has also previously contributed to the UK’s Financial Times Weekend, a leading global newspaper. A visiting faculty member at the Anant National University in Ahmedabad, she teaches a module called ‘Netflix and the Art of Design Writing’. Aparna enjoys speaking on design, leadership, business and mental health in various forums, including industry associations, companies and business schools. Former CEO of BP Ergo, one of India’s largest modular office furniture companies, Aparna studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She invites you to connect with her on social media.

Benny Kuriakose

Benny Kuriakose was born in Kerala, India. He made his mark in architectural conservation and the design of new buildings, taking his roots from the vernacular architecture of South India. He is known for designing structures which are built from natural materials such as timber, stone and brick

Gurashish Singh Sahni

Social Entrepreneur and Practical Environmentalist
Gurashish Singh Sahni, Co-Founder and COO at ReCircle.

Hetal Shrivastav

Hetal Shrivastav is a NIFT graduate with a Fashion Design degree, currently she is the founder and creative head of RaasLeela Textile. RaasLeela is a concept driven brand making 100% hand sewn textile products, focused on sustainability, individuality of each artist along with irregularity of handmade. She believes “Craft in need of help is the failure of design intervention!”

Khushi Jhankharia

Musician + Design student
Design student and Multi- Instrumentalist Khushi Jhankharia, a design student at Anant National University, is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. A music enthusiast, she has won many accolades, among which is being crowned Miss Talented Gujarat 2020 at the Times Fresh Face contest. Known as “The Instrument girl”, Khushi plays 5 instruments at the same time and can play 12 instruments in total.

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A Parthibhan

Ahmedabad , India


Ahmedabad, India
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