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December 3, 2023
Davangere, Karnataka

The idea is to help the audience resonate with each other through the stories shared, to walk together as a collective unit of change-makers by ‘CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES’.

Do Choices have Consequences?
Yes, choices have consequences. Even small daily choices have the cumulative effect of moving us in one direction or the other, toward success, peace & prosperity or away.
Life evolves as small beads of choices, which are strung on a chain. These choices may be made at individual, familial, societal, national or international level. Nevertheless, every person’s life and destiny depend on the choices and decisions made by that individual or some others around the person. Are all choices made with its consequences in mind? Are all decisions made after weighing the possibility for a better destiny for self and others? Are we winners or victims of our or someone else’s choices and decisions?

Many small choices also have a way of forming our hearts. Deeds become habits; habits become character; character becomes destiny. These choices form our hearts, establish our character, and move us into one future or another.

The goal of this event is to motivate the community to make a thoughtful decision weighing the possibilities, which doesn’t hinder us from reaching our potential and keep us as a part of humanity, as a symbol of the first step to change, to a new perspective and to a new future.

SSM Cultural Centre, BIET College
Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology P.O.Box No. 325, Shamanur Road Davangere Karnataka 577004
Davangere, Karnataka, 577004
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Former Sea Captain. Founder-Skills Beyond Education Champion of the No Zero Day Movement
Former Sea Captain by profession and has been in command of his ship and crew for over two decades. He had the opportunity to widen his world vision during his journeys to around 40 countries and meeting people from different cultures and nationalities. Captain Preetham Madhukar’s book '3 Culprits: Laziness, Fear, and Doubt' is a game changer for anyone looking to improve their lives. In the book, he reveals how these three culprits often sabotage our efforts to achieve our goals and provide practical strategies to overcome them. His works are exclusively featured in popular media like in ZEE5, The Print, Dailyhunt & Business Standard. His Special training modules are: 1.From Delay to Do 2.The Winning Edge 3.The Confidence Revolution


Head - Policy Engagement & Communication and Training; Public Affairs Centre(PAC) - Bangalore
An academician at heart and an ardent communicator, her expertise lies in strengthening the company’s communication skill and developing the training wing of PAC. Dr.Annapoorna was the head of the Communication and Policy Engagement Team (CPE) at the Center for Study, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) in India until 2016. Armed with a Ph.D. in History from Maharaja Sayajirao University – Vadodara and Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders (EPNL), Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dr Annapoorna has led an incredible career. A corporate communications expert, she has published extensively in journals and newspapers. She has also been part of Amatra Consulting Pvt. Ltd and Mobility India, Bangalore. She is a Proud recipient of Rotary Award for Exemplary Services in 1999, Vadodara, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal from 1985-86, UGC Fellowship from 1984-1988


Advisor in the Chancellor’s Advisory Board JAIN(Deemed-to-be University)
Passionate about aerospace technology, finance, entrepreneurship and education. He has served the cause of the country’s defence during 2 decades with Hindustan Aeronautics. As Dy. Resident Manager in London, connected HAL with Aerospace Majors Airbus, British Aerospace. As Dean for MATS Institute of Management and Registrar of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) for the next 2 decades, taught Finance, catalysed business incubation and oversaw JAIN’s growth into the exclusive league of the Top 100 Universities in India, with a NAAC rating of A++ with a score of 3.71. Currently is Advisor in the Chancellor’s Advisory Board JAIN(Deemed-to-be University) and Director - General of USDC Global and chairman of BgSE. His special accomplishments are: 1. Mentoring entrepreneurs, startups and students, design and delivery of accelerator programmes. 2. Presented a paper at the prestigious EABIS Annual Colloquium 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia on Microfinance in India.

Mr. Sairam Natarajan

Chief Operating Officer-Tllid Trustee and advisor at The MojoLab Former UK chapter lead at RANG DE
With over 16 years of experience in risk and compliance, ethics and independence, and governance across various sectors and geographies, Mr. Sairam Natarajan is passionate about creating a positive impact and value for businesses and society. At Tllid, a platform that connects careers and care seekers, he leads the strategic direction, operations, and growth of the company. Mr. Sairam Natarajan is also a strategic investor in several startups, charity that supports mental health and wellbeing, a social enterprise that empowers rural entrepreneurs in India. He has served as Director of Ethics & Independence at Mazars in UK. After completion of B.E in Medical electronics form VTU-Belagavi, he has acquired international post graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance as well as Risk Management. He has completed Master of Business Laws from National Law School of India University. He is a expert speaker on topics such as parenting, mental health, ethics, and human behaviors.


Founder-Hopeworks Foundation Women Lead India Fellow, Executive Leadership Coach, Social impact @ scale Architect of "Million Girls March”
Ms. Jacintha has 28 Years of rich experience in HR, Leadership Coaching, Employee Experience Transformation, Change Management. CSR, Member of Ethics Board, Member of IQUAC and Board Member. As a gold medalist for master's in social work (Bangalore University) and Certificate courses in Change Management (Cornell University), Conflict Management from ITAA (The International Transaction Analysis Association), Behavioral Science from Ashoka University, her passion is to educate and empower the girl child. Author of “Words Matter” Ms. Jacintha is a member of ethics committees and boards. She has worked in Strides Arcolab, Hewlett Packard India Software Operations, Infosys Technologies Limited, Arcot R&D software, OnMobile Global Ltd, Skills Café (Transcendix), Enquero Global LLP/ Genpact. An award-winning DE&I and HR Leader & also Recognized as the first 50 “Women Lead India” Fellow by Vital Voices USA and Reliance Foundation


Entrepreneur. Founder-Passion and Purpose
With a Master’s in Business Administration from Clemson University USA, Ms. Kavitha Garla is an accomplished corporate professional with over 25 years of experience across industries such as IT/ITES Healthcare and Wellness, Retail, Hospitality, Training & Coaching. She possesses exceptional communication skills and a profound understanding of human behavior. Her true passion lies in coaching and guiding individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering transformative personal and professional growth. She is a multifaceted personality as a Motivational Speaker, Coach, Moderator and Anchor. She firmly believes that age should never hinder the pursuit of acquiring new skills and embracing change as a way of life. Accomplishments includes: 1. Interviewer of important personalities in her own YouTube Channel “Passion and Purpose” 2. Founder member of WOW (World of Women) 3. Among Top three finalists in Karnataka Pageant in 2017

Ms. Mridula Das

EDUCATIONIST. Chief Strategy Advisor-Ekaayana: Academy for Wisdom@Work Former Head of Business Skills (AVP) - Pearson Education
With 20 + years of work experience in the learning and development field both in the academia and the corporate sector, Ms. Mridula Das guides the organization in Leadership development, Coaching, Counselling, Content design and development, Psychometric interventions for corporate and institutional clients. She uses her Transactional Analysis learning in most of her strategic and learning interventions. Equipped with an M.Phil, PGDTE, MA (specialization in Linguistics and Language Teaching), Ms. Mridula Das has taught undergraduates to Post-post graduate level students in the area of literature, linguistics, stylistics, ELT, Indian writing in English, critical theory, and also vocational programs like entrepreneurship development, business communication, and advertising Her special accomplishments are: 1. Her Work on human behavior as part of her doctoral research 2. Work with Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Fitchburg University, Arora College, SIBM, Hyderabad.


Director - IIT Dharwad & Former Faculty IIT, Kharagpur
Prof. VenkappayyA R. Desai is currently serving as the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); as an Executive Committee (EC) member, AICTE; as a Member, Board of Governors (BoG), National Institute for Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) Kolkata, WB; a Synergy Committee Member for NAAC, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Having acquired a Ph.D. from Clemson Univ, Clemson, S Carolina (SC), USA, he is an alumnus of BVB College of Engineering and Tech (BVBCET), Hubballi, [presently known as KLE Tech University], Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal [presently known as the National Institute of Tech, KA (NITK) PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS 1. Integrated Watershed Mgt (IWM), flood/ drought mitigation/ Management 2. Green Infrastructure: Afforestation through Indian Knowledge System - Varsha/Vriksha Nakshatrani

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