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Theme: Climate change and Mental health: Risks, impacts and priority actions

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August 13, 2023
Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur
Behind Inox Cinema, Sindhi Colony, Bani Park
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016
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Abhishek Sasidharan

CEO and Founder of Whizz Europa Passion Research & Development Center and The Passion Guru
Abhishek Sasidharan ,an Edupreneur , an engineer by profession and now, after 7 years, working in the education sector to contribute his knowledge and skills to enriching the future generation. He has started his own Passion Research and Development Centre for helping people of all ages to develop their passion to have a successful life. Starting as a zero investment company and being a single owner who tried to do everything by own. Did not have the money to purchase any business service. He had been awarded with Indian business awards in 2019, Asian Education Summit Awards for Youngest Education entrepreneur for Innovative Education and International School Education 2018 and several other awards for the contribution to the Passion sector. Whizz Europa Passion Research & Development Centre helps people do what they love. Its the world’s first Passion Research and Development center.

Ajitabh Sharma, IAS

Chairman & Managing Director - Jaipur City Transport Services Ltd, Rajasthan
With 27 years of experience in various leadership positions in the government, Ajitabh firmly believes that public utility services in water, energy, waste, transport, communications, and housing play the most critical role in sustainability as a goal and sustainable development as a pathway to achieve it. Ajitabh has worked as Chairman/Managing Director of a large number of public utilities viz. the state irrigation board, renewable energy corporation, electricity distribution , metro rail corporation, city bus transport company and many more .As a public utility management enthusiast, he successfully improved the service delivery of these organisations both on quantitative and qualitative parameters.Under his current role as the CMD of the Jaipur City Transport Services Limited, the Sustainability and ESG strategy of the company is being aligned towards creating an electric mobility ecosystem for Jaipur City and making urban public transport more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Debabrata Sarkar

CMD- MicroAlgae Solutions India | Sustainable Agriculture Leader
Debabrata Sarkar an accomplished C level executive having more than 26 years of experience in the International Agriculture sector.He is an agriculture Graduate and IIM Kolkata alumni with exposure of heading strategic business unit for Leading Global Companies, having global experience in P&L management, augmenting business in Agro-Chemical, Seeds, Biotechnology & Biological industry across Asia Pacific region. He has held different Leadership roles in Monsanto, Chemtura,Syngenta ,at present he is the CMD for MicroAlgae Solutions India Pvt Ltd ( Subsidiary of AlgaEnergy Spain) and also acting as Vice President for APAC .He was featured in Forbes India, Economic times and received multiple Awards for his leadership role for sustainable Agriculture .Most recently he won The Best Bio Ag CEO Award Back to back for two years organised by Agriculture Today Group which was presented by , the Central Minister of Agriculture. He holds number of PATENTS against his name in Biological products.

Dr Ankit Bhargava

Founder & Director - AB Healthcare & ABHIAHS | Physiotherapist
Dr Ankit Bhargava, Dean & Director at Jayoti Vidyapeeth Womens University, Jaipur is a highly accomplished physiotherapist with an impressive list of qualifications and achievements. He holds a PhD from Singapore, MPT in Musculoskeletal disorders and Sports Physiotherapy, and multiple degrees and certifications, including CKTP (USA) and MIAP. As the Founder & Director of AB Healthcare & ABHIAHS, he brings over 13 years of extensive clinical, research, and academic experience. Dr Bhargava has worked with renowned organizations such as Murugappa Group, Bosch, Titan, and Tech Mahindra, and has served as a celebrity physiotherapist to many notable personalities. He is an expert in Kinesio Taping and over 25 international advanced manual techniques. With prestigious awards and recognitions, including medals from the Government of India, the State Government, and the President, Dr Bhargava is a pioneer in the field, contributing as a medical scientist.

Dr Shubham Mahajan

Entrepreneur | Founder & CEO- Prepsmart
Dr Shubham Mahajan ,Founder and CEO of Prepsmart , an edtech platform which offer hybrid mode education to students in a way that students work on their overall personalities , health and other practical skill oriented aspects that are often ignored in a typical education system.This helps students prepare for stressful exams like JEE , NEET , CAT etc with confidence and a completely different approach. Prepsmart has its offline center in Thane and online presence all over India. Dr Shubham is also a part of By the Bay which is primarily a D2C startup which is in its pilot phase and will be launching his own independent QSR chain for affordable & Healthy street food in Mid June in mumbai. Eating habits determine a lot of things and rather than completely stopping kids and teenagers from eating junk food he decided to make a healthy option available.

Dr. Aditya Bavadekar

An Experienced academician , Change maker ,Seasoned Marketing Professional having in worked in Team Lead Positions into Retail & Wholesale banking, Government Banking, Digital Banking & Payments, Merchant Banking & Sr. Administrative Positions in Academics, with a flair of teaching. Career objective of a Sustained growth through constant learning and development and through experience thus gained, contributing to organizational objectives and growth and in process ascending the career ladder. Cycling and Fitness Enthusiast with a passion in Music and Art.

Dr. Sheenu Jhawar

Director - Apex Hospitals | President -TiE Rajasthan | Founder - ACE Vision | Mental Health expert
Dr. Sheenu Jhawar, a Ph D in Maternal Mental Health, is Director on the Board of Apex Hospitals - a P.E. invested chain of five Superspeciality hospitals across Rajasthan. She is an alumnus of IIHMR (Jaipur, India) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine- LSHTM (UK), and has a professional experience of working as a Clinical Auditor with NHS, UK, as a Public Health Consultant under the World Bank aided project of Rajasthan Government- and as Consultant with several hospitals across India and Africa.She is also the founder of India’s first Clinical Governance consulting firm – ACE Vision.She is a member of the International Marce' Society for Perinatal Mental Health, and is very keen to mainstream mental health and raise awareness on Depression. Dr. Sheenu has been a member of TiE Rajasthan since 2011, and took charge as President for a two year tenure in April 2023. She is passionate about enhancing the Start up ecosystem in the State, and mentors start ups regularly.

Dr.Sanjay Panicker

Dr. Sanjay Panicker is the Founder and Managing Director, the Senior Consultant with 22 years of expertise, Author of “The Pediatric Repertory.He had worked in a few corporate clinics as a senior consultant. He has been a recipient of several awards, including from Shri Shripad Naik (Hon’ble minister of state for AYUSH).

Guruji Shrii Arnav

Entrepreneur | Mentor & Founder - Gemstoneuniverse | Astro Gemologist | Author
Acclaimed Spiritual Guru widely known as Mentor of Mentors is acclaimed thought leader, Astro Gemologist, Author, Thinker and currently heads Gemstoneuniverse. His Book The Secrets of Jyotish Gems is available in 6 languages. Featured in Forbes & Fortune he is Coach to Statesmen to Superstars.His Book -The Secrets of Jyotish Gems is considered as the Magnum Opus and Landmark work in the field of Astro Gemology and was first released by the Former President of India His Excellency- Sri Pranab Mukherjee. Featured in some of the World's leading publications including Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles etc. His work has been appreciated by leading global celebrities like the President of Thailand, Olympic Gold Medalists, the Former President of Mexico, and US Grammy Award Winners. Awarded as Thailand Personality of the Year 2021 and among the top 10 leaders in Global Millionaire Magazine.

Kanishk Agarwal

EGlobal IT Leader (Sustainability-Green IT/Green IS) | Investor | Member -Forbes Technology Council
Kanishk Agrawal is a senior business leader with 20+ years of experience. His mission is to create innovative products that can help solve real-world business problems. He harnesses his expertise in various domains to drive successful product deliveries while cultivating an environment of collaboration and excellence. He enjoys developing user-centric products, the foundation of which is empathy. His primary areas of interest are Innovation, Digital Transformation, Design Thinking, and Business Agility. He is passionate about technology with research interests in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Quantum Computing, Sustainability - Green IT/Green IS, and Multiverse. Kanishk is on the Forbes Technology Council, MIT Technology Review Global Insights Panel, and World Economic Forum professional member. An alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Calcutta, he is currently pursuing a doctorate from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Lion Dr. Y Kiron

Honorary Consul of Bulgaria | CEO & Managing Director -Suchirindia Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author and Columnist
Lion Dr Kiron. Lion DrKiron is an Indian entrepreneur, Industrialist, Businessman, Philanthropist,Diplomat, Author and Columnist. Across different functional domains, Dr Kiron has achieved the exalted status of a well-respected and much-loved celebrity. He is a first-generation entrepreneur backed by over 3 decades of hands-on experience in diverse sectors including real estate, hospitality, infrastructure, leisure, construction and continuum. He is the CEO and Managing Director of Suchirindia Group, which has a net worth of over Rs 2000 Crores and numerous landmark projects to its credit.He is also the founder of Suchirindia Foundation and Honorary Consul of Republic of Bulgaria to Telangana and AP. Dr Kiron is backed by world class qualifications including P G Diploma in Public Relations, MBA from Russia and PhD in in Urban Planning & Tourism development from USA. Dr Kiron is also a mentor to many Startups.

Ratika Khandelwal

Founder - Roooted IndIa| Sustainability Coach | Changemaker.
A Certified Yoga Teacher and Sustainability Coach dedicated to helping others achieve optimal health in a sustainable manner. With a strong educational background in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama and SVYASA, Ratika has been sharing her expertise through teaching for over 3 years now. As the creator of 'Roooted India,' Ratika produces digital content focused on holistic health and sustainable living, amassing a social media following of 130K. Prior to her current endeavours, she spent over 3.5 years working in the finance corporate world, leveraging her degree in Financial Markets from Narsee Monte College, Mumbai.Driven by her vision and leadership, Ratika founded Roooted, an organization dedicated to promoting low-waste, chemical-free products, and sustainable living practices. Through traditional and sustainable offerings, Roooted has become a leading advocate for a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, helping countless individuals make the switch to a greener way of living.

Sandeep Chatterjee

Supply Chain and Sustainability Leader
Sandeep is a Supply Chain and Sustainability Leader with IBM Consulting with responsibility for engagements in supply chain, sustainability leveraging technology. Prior to IBM Consulting, he has worked with Deloitte, KPMG, Tata Motors, Lafarge, Infosys and Oracle Consulting and his key strengths lie in the areas of supply chain management, business process reengineering, emerging countries enablement, network optimization, sustainability, ERP advisory across multiple industries and geographies. He holds an MBA from IIM, Kozhikode and a BE (Mechanical), Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur . He has written several supply chain cases for IIM Kozhikode, NITIE, XLRI Jamshedpur and IIT Bombay. Among his various accolades and awards, recently Sandeep became the recipient of the coveted 'Economic Times Inspiring Leader Award', 2022 . Sandeep is also the Member of Board of Governors, IIM Kozhikode & the CEO and Chairman of International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).

Sarah Nitin Rawat

Founder & Director - Braveheart Foundation | Mental health Expert | Social activist | Author
Proud fauji wife, Mental health expert ,Published author, columnist, activist for green periods, NGO founder. Apart from all this She is an author of novel “BREAKING DOWN - THE RIVERINE GIRL.” Various articles on different sites as well, Youth Ki Awaz, Womens web, Yourstory etc.Promoting women empowerment and mental health of young minds,in general and empowerment of defense martyrs wives in particular. Why Women empowerment, because empowered women means an empowered nation. Women contribute more than 50% in development of the nation; some are at the fore front and some from home. And when it comes to the mental health, it’s very important to take care, because healthy mind is equal to healthy body. Awarded with United nation women icon award from the embassy of Czech Republic in Delhi India in 2021,Entrepreneur Club award from the embassy of Afghanistan in Delhi India 2021.

Shivendra Gupta

Shivendra Gupta, a banker turned entrepreneur. He is a BBA graduate from JIMS, Rohini and has completed his PGDM from SDMIMD, Mysore. He loves to mentor the youth and has been a speaker at Induction Programs of various MBA institutes. He has keen interest in startups ,sustainability ,Climate change and shares a belief that startups can heavily contribute towards GDP growth and job-creation.

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