Ar Aakarsh Shamanur
Architect and Social Entrepreneur
An Architect with a passion for Social Entrepreneurship, Aakarsh Shamanur is working towards inclusive urban development across Indian cities & improving the lives of street vendors, one light at a time.
Dr Gladson Johnson
Sports Physiotherapist, Director of ATTITUDE PRIME
Gladson Johnson a “Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist” completed his “Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy” from Oxford College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore and is also a Certified Manual Physiotherapist.
He has worked in the rehabilitation of people who had Disc prolapse, Post-traumatic Orthopaedic surgeries, Sports Injuries, Cardiac surgeries. With the increasing demand, he stayed true to his primary tool, “EXERCISE”, to achieve one goal, to regain the quality of life.”
Gladson Johnson started Attitude Prime in 2010.“Exercises are general, but when we call it Medicine, it has to be administered precisely.” He has been instrumental in initiating and organizing the TRORT (THe Run Of the Raramuri Tribe) in Bangalore. It was started in 2012 and there have been 11 seasons till now. TRORT was primarily initiated as a running platform for a social cause.Over the last few years, they were able to give an injury free running experience to many children infected with HIV.
Dr Sharan S Patil
Chairman and chief Orthopedic Surgeon at SPARSH HOSPITALS
Dr Sharan Patil completed his medical school with an academic distinction from M. R. Medical College Gulbarga. He followed it with a post-graduate degree at Kasturba Medical College Manipal and graduated with a diploma in orthopaedics in 1990. In 1991 he graduated with a Master of Surgery in orthopaedics and was awarded a Gold medal.
In 1992, Sharan Patil moved to the United Kingdom for further training in the North West of England. He was bestowed with Mch. Ortho from Liverpool University.
Notably, he moved back to India with the aim for bringing healthcare within the realm of access to those who needed it the most and that is precisely what his Hospital, Sparsh has been doing since.
He was awarded The highest civilian award by the State of Karnataka – Kannada Rajyotsava Award – 2007 to name one of the very many laurels he's won
An enigmatic persona and a true philanthropist, Dr Patil is inspiration personified.
H B Manjunatha
Shri H.B.Manjunath was born on 23 December 1954 in Davangere. Origin: He is from Udupi district, his father was a well-known artist D. H. Bhujangaraya Shastri, his mother- Nagarpalika Rajyotsava awardee Smt. Lakshmidevamma.
Having completed his B.Com graduation and other courses in Davangere, he has served in various organisations as a cartoonist and senior photojournalist.
He was member of the Academic Council of Davangere University, the Principal Patron Adviser of the Cartoonists Association of Karnataka.H.B. Manjunath was a cartoonist for the 'Chinakurali' column of 'Prajavani', 'Sidimaddu' of 'Kannada Prabha' and 'Chuchchumaddu' of 'Samyukta Karnataka'. About 18,000 of his cartoons have been published in the newspapers.
HB manjunath has been the principal photojournalist at the events graced by the President and the Prime Minister, and more than 12 thousand of his photographs have been published in the newspapers.As a freelance journalist, he has prepared more than 13 thousand special reports, interviews, articles, long essays, etc, which have been published in local, state and national newspapers.
H.B. Manjunath has received 'Karnataka Rajyotsava Award', Akhila Bharata 73rd Kannada Sahitya Sammelana Award from the Karnataka Media Academy, 'Chitrakala Kovida' title from Shrimad Rambhapura Peetha, Honors from Srishaila Peetha, many awards from organizations like Rotary, Lions, JC, etc.
He has won many awards at state, national and international level for his cartoons. He has also been honored by the Karnataka Government, Department of Kannada Culture, Bengaluru Press Club and State Cartoonists' Association.
Doordarshan DD9 has made a documentary about Mr.HB Manjunath. Udaya, e-TV, Star News, , Akashvani Bangalore, Bhadravati, Dharwad, Chitradurga stations have broadcasted many of his interviews, dialogues and lectures.
More than one hundred Rashmi' and 'Chinthan' have been presented on Akashvani.
As part of cultural exchange programmes, he has visited Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kuwait and Karachi and has given demonstrations here.
He established the Humor Club and has given more than 1500 comedy shows.
Poems,letters, short stories written by him have been aired by Akashvani's 'Kavyadeepti'.
Founder at EMPOWERETTE / Ashoka Young Changemaker
Aditi is a young leader and an equality advocate from Central India. She is the founder of 'Empowerette', a youth-led organisation that aims to increase women representation through developing leadership and supporting emotional well-being of young rural girls by a one-to-one mentorship program. Aditi has been recognised as an 'Ashoka Young Change-maker'.She is also the recipient of the most prestigious accolade for the social action or humanitarian work– The Diana Award, named after the legacy of Princess Diana. Along with that, she is an Honorary Member of Madhya Pradesh at Kavyavarsha– a youth oriented national organisation. Apart from her building Empowerette, Aditi has been leading the Rize startup community under Razorpay– India's leading and the most valued fintech company. She has also intensively worked in research at The George Washington University, USA. She is a state level basketball player, a tennis enthusiast, and loves to spend time learning music.
Mr Manjunatha Rangaraju
Educator & The Dean PSSEMR,BHPEMS,SPSS PU Coloege,DrSSNP School , DVG
Mr. Manjunatha Rangaraju is the dean of PSSEMR, BHPEMS, SPSS PU College , DrSSNP Schools, Bapuji Education Association ,Davanagere, India. He began his career as a quality analyst at Wipro. Propelled by his true vocation for educating people, he phased out his profession and made a transition in his career.He ascended to the postion of principal at the age of 24. He has also served as the director at SMEC Pvt Ltd. He is passionate about art integration, research based pedagogy, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary learning, bringing up student entrepreneurs.
Mr Srini Rajam
Chairman & CEO ITTIAM SYSTEMS , Former Texas Instruments MD
Srini Rajam is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He graduated with Master’s in Computer Science from IISc in 1984.
Srini co-founded Ittiam Systems in 2001, Ittiiam has been ranked as the World’s Most Preferred DSP IP Supplier by Forward Concepts for four successive years from 2004 to 2008. It’s a Red Herring 100 Asia Winner in 2005 and 2013 and received the NASSCOM India IT Innovation Award in 2007.
Prior to Ittiam, Srini was the Managing Director of Texas Instruments (TI) India during 1995- 2000. He led TI India to be among the most valuable R&D centers for TI. He had also served as the Chairman of TI Asia Technical Council, and member of the TI Asia Leadership Team.
Srini has served as a member of the Governing Council of India’s Department of Electronics' Software Technology Parks (1997), as the Chairman of Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Karnataka Branch (2000) and as a member of the Karnataka State IT Task Force (2000).
Mrs Anuradha T K
Retired indian scientist and former project director of ISRO
Anuradha T.K. is a retired Indian scientist and project director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), specialized communication satellites. She has worked on the launches of the satellites GSAT-12 and GSAT-10. She is the senior most female scientist at ISRO, having joined the space agency in 1982, and also the first woman to become a satellite project director at ISRO.