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We bring people from different walks of like who share how they perceived things differently, how can we SEE situations differently and how they took action to change their lives!

Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel

Indian Cricketer

Live your passion & the best will come

There is a saying that good things come in small packages. The short, baby-faced Parthiv Patel was a welcome addition to the Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly in the early part of the decade. When he became Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper at the age of 17 on his debut during India’s tour to England at Trent Bridge, some people suggested that he was not ready to face the big boys and he should still be in school. From guiding Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy title to making a return to the Indian Test side, Parthiv proved his play as a dream run. To top it all up, Parthiv was a crucial cog in the Mumbai Indians’ scheme of things for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.

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Roshni Mukherjee

Founder, www.ExamFear.com

I teach to empower

Roshni Mukherjee is the Founder-Educator of the Free Education platform, ExamFear.com She aims towards providing good quality education to one and all free of cost. She had resigned from her full-time IT job to pursue her passion for teaching. She started creating educational videos back in 2011. Her YouTube channel, ExamFear Videos has more than 5500 videos on Science, Maths, competitive exams’ preparation & practical experiments with Tips & Tricks never explained so well before. The channel has more than 2.5 lakh subscribers.

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Shanti Raghvan

Founder, EnAble India

Freedom through Action

Shanti Raghvan is the Founder of EnAble India where it is believed that disabled do not need sympathy, they need supportive environment to grow and fulfill their needs, potentials, and dreams. According to her Inclusion is a process which will make each person feel valued and accepted for who they are. Shanti Raghavan was awarded the National Award in 2010, by President of India, Pratibha Patil, for best individual working for employment of persons with disability. Enable India has been able to employ 4500+ persons with disability across 11 disabilities, 81% of which working with disability in the urban area are financially supporting their families and 26% of them are females.

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Rajesh Singh

Additional Secretary, Women and Child Development & social Security, Jharkhand

Envisioning your future

Rajesh Singh spent his early childhood in Bihar. Unfortunately, at the age of 6, he lost his eyesight in an accident.He represented India thrice in cricket world cup for visually impaired and in various international tournaments across the world. In 2010 he was also nominated for CNN-IBN citizen’s journalist award. In 2016 he was awarded for special achievements in the field of bureaucracy by Anhad. He authored a book with title “ I putting the eye in IAS” that was launched on 17th Feb 2016 and currently posted as Additional secretary in the Department of women, child development & social security, Government of Jharkhand.

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Shaffi Mather

Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Public Policy Analyst

Entrepreneur: What it takes to be one?

Shaffi Mather is a Serial Entrepreneur, Lawyer & Public Policy Analyst. Shaffi is presently an Advisor at Stanford ChangeLabs and an Associate at Harvard Asia Center. Shaffi leads a tech startup out of Silicon Valley & Dubai – MUrgency – One Global Emergency Response Network on mobile phones. Shaffi previously founded the pioneering Emergency Ambulance Service in India (Dial 1298 for Ambulance / Ziqitza Health Care Limited – www.zhl.in) which has grown to be the largest ‘for profit’ Ambulance Company in the Developing World.

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Nitin Tailor

CEO & Founder, Serve Happiness Foundation

Connect with your roots

Determined to be a more positive influence in society, Tailor left his cushy job in Bangalore, and took the first train to Bharuch. Once there, he set up an NGO to address health and educational needs of the poor in Bharuch’s rural areas, using the latest technology. Fuelled by the success and honesty of the work, Tailor went forward to strike into reality a social venture Serve Happiness Foundation. In 2014 Tailor was invited, for his noble efforts to become founding member of World Happiness Consortium and participate at UN Headquarter, New York to celebrate International Day of Happiness.

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Prerana Langa

CEO Yes Foundation

The power of positive accidents

Prerana Langa is the CEO of YES FOUNDATION, social development arm of YES BANK (India’s Fifth Largest Private Sector Bank). Prerana holds the distinction of setting up YES FOUNDATION from ground up with a vision to build an empowered and equitable India. She developed the strategic business plan and operating systems for the Foundation. She is passionate about social issues, volunteers with non-profits and mentors young leaders. Prerana has also been awarded the Swedish Government’s SIMP program grant 2013 (one of the top 20 selected from India) to study in Stockholm, the international business potential of Corporate Responsibility

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Munaf Kapadia

Chief Eating Officer, The Bohri Kitchen

How I quit Google to sell samosas

Munaf let go of his 4.5 year Online Advertising Career to pursue an f&b project he started with his mother 20 months back, The Bohri Kitchen. The original idea was to simply keep mom busy, so he could get more time with the living room television. But very quickly, with the power of his mother’s sincere cookings skills and Munaf’s average Branding & PR skills, TBK turned into a mini bohri food revolution. The momentum required him to take up the full-time mantle of Chief Eating Officer and identify ways to sell smoked mutton kheema samosas at scale – to ultimately realize TBKs vision of being the brand which takes Bohri Cuisine and culture to non-Bohris across India.

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Anshu Gupta

Founder, Goonj

Look beyond .. See Invisible

Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man is the Founder of an Indian based nonprofit – Goonj. One of India’s leading social entrepreneurs Anshu brings to the table an instinctive empathy and connect with people, moving the focus from the conventional – giver’s pride to the unconventional – receiver’s dignity. Asia’s Noble, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award 2015, conferred to him credited him for ‘his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity’.

Mohamed Asif

Mohamed Asif

CEO & CoFounder, GiveAway

The power of intent to bring social change

GiveAway is India’s first and only product crowdsourcing platform that uses an online and mobile interface to connect donors to- verified beneficiaries where anyone from across the country will be able to donate a range of essentials/products to the needy. This is done by providing a trusted platform where donors will be able to track the impact of their contributions.Our vision to create a global platform, which connects every person in need to a person who can address it, through technological and disruptive innovations.

Robin Chaurasiya

Founder, Kranti

Where the world sees lost causes, I see revolutionary leaders

Robin helped organise a successful campaign to change US armed forces policy after being forced to leave her position as an Air Force officer because of her sexuality. The experience inspired her to go into teaching and to found an NGO in India called Kranti.Kranti empowers marginalised girls in Mumbai’s red light district to become agents of social change. Kranti students have led workshops for more than 100,000 participants and delivered 11 TEDx talks around the world.

Harish Iyer

Equal Rights Activist

Listening to Heal

Harish Iyer is a proud recipient of the CNN Zindagi Live award for his work in the field of Child Sexual Abuse awareness, and was recently honored with the Bharat Petroleum – Energising Bharat award for his work with Women Empowerment. He is also mentioned in WORLD PRIDE POWERLIST, a list of 100 most influential LGBTIQ people in the world that includes Ellen De Generes, Ricky Martin, Elton John, Ellen Page, Sir Ian Mckellen. And the fact that he is proud of, is being a *Motivational Speaker* and being listed as one of the 10 most fiery motivational speakers in India.

Gauranga Prabhu Das

Director, Govardhan EcoVillage, India

Connecting Bharat To india

Gauranga Das is an Environmental Leader and has done his B.Tech from IIT Bombay. He is on the Presidential Board of Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) and has developed a Retreat center. Recently he led GEV to win the United Nations Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism from the UNWTO, first time India has ever won this recognition in the NGO sector.He is also the Trustee of GBC College for Leadership Development, ISKCON’s official leadership school where potential candidates are trained for positions of top leadership.

Dr. Krutica Purohit

Youngest Visually Impaired Doctor

Where there is a way there is a will

It was in Class III when Dr Kritica Purohit lost her vision due to optical nerve damage. This, however, did not deter her from making her dream come true. A student at the National Association for the Blind, her journey to follow her aspiration of becoming a doctor was tough, with plenty of challenges coming her way. But she persisted and fought back, not letting any challenge deter her from pursuing her ambition and transforming it into reality. This is the first time she will be live sharing her story.