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Theme: Nature of Change

This event occurred on
February 7, 2024
Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Sharanya Narayani International School
#232/1, Thoranahalli PO, Off Malur - Byranahalli Road
near Hoskote, Whitefield
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 563130
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Anurag Singal

CA offering Valuation, Virtual CFO and Compliance services
Anurag Singal qualified as a CA in Nov 2007 ( AIR 22 in CA Final and AIR 25 in CA Inter). He completed his PGPX ( 1 year full-time MBA from IIM Ahmedabad). Worked for 14 years in Corporate Finance across ITC, Tata Steel, Aditya Birla Group. He is now an independent practitioner focussing primarily in the domain of Virtual CFO. He is also a Visiting Faculty at various B-schools, has 50k followers on LinkedIn and 70k on YouTube.

Lalith Dhanush

Author + Speaker + Communication expert
Lalith Dhanush is an author, speaker and communication expert with over 150+ awards. His book "Average to Unstoppable in your 20s" is the ultimate guide for every individual for achieving success. With a thriving online presence of over 60k followers, he serves as a content creator. He is the visionary founder of More Than Textbook, a startup dedicated to skill development. Lalith's impactful words extend to collaborating with esteemed educational institutions such as IIMB, Lit School, Christ, New Horizon International, and Jain College. Over his illustrious 9-year journey as a public speaker, Lalith has been awarded the title of a Distinguished Toastmaster. Beyond personal achievements, he is the founder and brain behind Republic of Toastmasters, recognized as the best youth-driven Toastmasters community.

Michelle Sarah Abraham

Student @Sharanya Narayani International School, Grade 8
Michelle is a young child with a bright mind. As an MYP-3 student, she has always been very open-minded especially when it comes to pyschology. It is a topic that greatly piques her interest as she can truly start to understand how the mind works. Michelle always supports the idea of showing empathy towards others. In her talk, she informs the audience of the depressing side of change and how we can always improve as a person.

Nyaish Cursetji

Student @Sharanya Narayani International School, Grade 11
Nyaish is an aspiring performer studying Theatre in the IBDP, passionate about orating and performing on themes close to her heart. Today, that theme is change. Thrust into a new environment, the last few months of her life were spent adjusting, navigating, and mastering the relentless current of change. She spends her time immersed in the pursuit of knowledge - of the world within and the world without. Her experiences have inspired her to take the stage today, and share her ideas about the impact of change on an individual's growth.

Rashmi M. Furtado

Educator + Co-Founder of Teacher Tribe - Professional quiz host
Rashmi is a well-known educator and Co-Founder of Teacher Tribe. It is on the advice of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam that team Greycaps started Teacher Tribe as an initiative to celebrate and help the teachers become better versions of themselves. Miss Furtado is presently the only professional woman quiz host in Asia. She has hosted over 1000 quiz shows across 60 cities in India and overseas in Kuwait, Singapore, and Dubai. She is popular for hosting Tata Crucible, the Union Bank Quiz, TCSiON IntelliGem, the Rural IT Quiz, BPCL, Mindtree, and India-Insight to name a few. She has the honor of being invited to Kuwait by the IIT IIM Alumni Association to host quiz shows in that country, the only woman to have done that. A recipient of several awards, including a Business World 40 under 40 listings, the Women Economic Forum, and Quiz Host of the Year 2022 by SMX Business Networks. She is a proud alumnus of NIT-K Surathkal and IIM Calcutta.

Ruchira BS Gowda

Student @Sharanya Narayani International School, Grade 9
Ruchira BS Gowda is an enthusiastic and extroverted individual known for excelling in academics, dance, and sports. Her passion for learning and her dynamic social nature shine through in all she does. With a vibrant spirit, she effortlessly balances her diverse talents and enjoys every opportunity for growth and interaction. She is a dedicated student, known for her unwavering determination in overcoming obstacles. Her relentless work ethic shines through in her academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits. Beyond her talents, Ruchira is a friendly and approachable individual who treats everyone with kindness and respect, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere wherever she goes.

Shashikala Reddy

Dancer + Wellness coach specializing in yoga and creative arts therapy + Special needs educator
Shashikala Reddy is a dancer, wellness coach specializing in yoga and creative arts therapy, and a special needs educator. She is the founder of the organization 'Kalatattva,' dedicated to movement arts and holistic wellbeing. With a career spanning over 15 years, Shashikala has collaborated with thousands of individuals across diverse age groups, social backgrounds, professional backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities. Her primary goal is to promote wellness through physical health and mental wellbeing, focusing on core elements such as breath work, movement, and communication.

Shishir Sudeesh Nambiar

Student @Sharanya Narayani International School, Grade 12
Shishir S Nambiar is a young and dynamic individual who believes in the transformative power of embracing change and following one's passions. As a senior in his IBDP year-2, Shishir has already embarked on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to personal growth and learning.Throughout his journey, Shishir has embraced a growth mindset, viewing challenges as opportunities for learning and personal development. He understands the value of resilience and determination, which have propelled him forward in the face of adversity.In his talk, he encourages his fellow students and audience members to embrace change, seek opportunities for growth, and cultivate a growth mindset.

Sirichanok Nitatvijit

Student @Sharanya Narayani International School, Grade 11
Sirichanok, having graced the SNIS corridors for the last seven years, stands out as a beacon of quiet brilliance. Introverted by nature, she doesn't let her reserved demeanour overshadow her intelligence, which shines in academic circles. Her innate artistic flair and creativity resonate in every project she undertakes, often leaving onlookers in awe of her talent. This hardworking student embodies resilience, consistently pushing through challenges with an admirable tenacity. Above all, Sirichanok's impeccable manners set her apart. Obedient and respectful, she treats everyone, irrespective of their age, with the same level of esteem, making her a beloved figure within the school community.

Srihari Prahalad

Founder and CEO of SpryEN
Srihari Prahalad, the esteemed founder and CEO of SpryEN, is a distinguished leader in the realm of digital wellness. Holding a degree in Environmental Engineering and an Executive MBA from XLRI, he brings over two decades of experience in the IT sector and a robust 15-year track record in entrepreneurship. His professional tenure is marked by significant contributions at leading firms such as Digital, HP, and EDS, complemented by his academic excellence as a university rank holder. Srihari's profound insights on digital balance have catalysed the development of innovative solutions to increase positive impact of internet and screen usage on our children and ourselves, as adults. As an award-winning music director and an engaging speaker, his discourse on digital wellness combines his learnings on data governance and F&B industry, motivates audiences to adopt change and apply innovation in everyday living.

Organizing team

  • Kuhu Jha