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Theme: Make the World a Better Place - Restoring Ecosystem

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October 28, 2023
11:30am - 5:30pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Haridwar, Uttarakhand

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Hari vishram, Niranjani Akhara Marg, DevpuraAuditorium
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 249401
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Deepshika Yadugiri

Environmental activist , WWF Youth Ambassador
Third year business student, Deepshika Yadugiri is passionate about business. Philanthropy and International Relations. She is currently working at her family’s firm ,Suchirindia Group, and is appointed as WWF India’s first and youngest youth Ambassador. She embodies an “out-of-the-box” mindset and has always made efforts to step out of the crowd with a novel perspective and approach. As someone who believes in discipline and resilience. She identifies herself as an ambitious pioneer of the youth With her 10-year plan in full motion, she aims to publish her novel, improve environmental & wildlife conditions on a global scale and serve as one of the youngest females in foreign services roles. All while taking Suchirindia’s legacy to greater heights

Dr Arpit Bansal

Director-Jeevan Jyoti Hospital ,MBBS, MS, FACS, FMAS ,Advanced laparoscopy and Cancer surgeon , ,
Dr Arpit Bansal is a highly-acclaimed advanced laparoscopy and cancer surgeon of eastern Uttar Pradesh. He is the Director of NABH Accredited Jeevan Jyoti Hospital in Prayagraj. At this young age he is future-ready for Robotic surgeries as he has received Fellowship in Robotic and Colorectal Surgery from the prestigious Portsmouth Hospital in UK.Dr Arpit is trained under some of the finest surgeons in India. He has not only excelled in his career as a highly skilled medical practitioner but also established himself as an accomplished wildlife photographer, specializing in bird photography. He is setting new benchmarks in both the fields. As part of his conservation efforts Dr Arpit Bansal prepares desk calendar every year with WWF featuring different birds he has photographed in different cities and states. He is also an advanced PADI Certified Scuba Diver and has special love for ocean and its vastness and beautiful underwater life.He is very active in nature and ocean conservation.

Dr uppiliappan Gopalan

Business leader
Dr. Uppiliappan Gopalan is a successful and results-driven business leader with extensive knowledge of all aspects of business, including new firm start-ups, turnarounds, expansions, and diversification. By reorganising corporate strategy and implementing strategic initiatives, he has demonstrated expertise in regularly expanding business turnover, CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), EBIDTA, and market share year after year. Dr. Gopalan is an astute thinker with exceptional business acumen. He is a chemical engineer (B Tech) with a finance and operations specialisation from IIM-Bangalore. He graduated from the prestigious London Business School with an Executive Diploma in Advanced Financial Analytics (LBS). He has a Doctorate Degree in Supply Chain & Finance Integration from the Indian School of Business & Management, which is a feather in his cap.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Patairiya

Science Educator
Dr. Manoj Kumar Patairiya has pursued his higher studies and research in biosciences. He has authored award winning books on biotechnology, do it yourself science activities, environment, science communication, and has two patents to his credit. He is a well-known Science Communicator and Professor of Biosciences.

Eshna Agrawal

Student | Environmental activist | Change-maker
Eshna Agrawal is an extraordinary academic powerhouse with a deep-rooted passion for STEM and an illustrious track record. She has not only earned several international medals in prestigious Olympiads but also possesses a versatile musical talent, holding a Senior Diploma in Hindustani classical vocal music and displaying expertise in Western classical piano. Her martial arts prowess is evident in her red belt in Taekwondo, while her exceptional aptitude in Abacus has crowned her as a Grandmaster in the field. Eshna is a dedicated social activist committed to environmental causes. On top of all these accomplishments, she is a budding entrepreneur with a fervent enthusiasm for finance. Her multifaceted achievements challenge the stereotypical image of a typical 16-year-old AS-level student. Eshna's talents extend far beyond the ordinary, catapulting her into the world of filmmaking and positioning her as a passionate advocate for climate change awareness, despite her young age.

Swamy Raj Vibhu

Wellness Leader , The Kumbhuk Yogi
Born to a lower middle class family in Bhagalpur (Bihar). Father being an Airmen in IAF gave an opportunity to stay at different places across India. A child who has constantly experimented with the mechanics of life. He was a sports person throughout his childhood. While preparing to get into Ranji Trophy, he met with an accident in his 9th standard which ruined his right eye and the lens was removed. He, being completely focused on sports, couldn't accept this incident for 3 years and always wondered why it happened. This took him to a state where he started wondering what this life is all about. Completed his 10 and 10+2 from KV School in Delhi.

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