Ms. Hari Chandana Dasari


Ms. Hari Chandana Dasari is referred to as a Dynamic IAS Officer in India with substantial vision. She cleared the UPSC exams on the second attempt and was assigned to Telangana's state cadre (IAS 2010 Batch). She top-off her M.Sc in Environmental Sciences at the London School of Economics. She has one year of work experience in a U.N.D.P project funded by the World Bank, worked as an Assistant Collector, Sub Collector, T.S Cadre, Zonal Municipal Commissioner, Collector & District Magistrate under the Government of India, and worked as an Additional Commissioner and Managing Director. She received immense awards from state and Central Governments.

Mr. Chintakindi Mallesham

Traditional Weaver

Mr. Chintakindi Mallesham has been acclaimed for his invention of the Lakshmi Asu machine, reducing the manual effort weavers required in Pochampally. It has helped reduce the cycle time from around six hours to about ninety minutes. He is a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India for the year 2017. A biopic on his life was released in 2019 in the lead role with the eponymous title Mallesham. In October 2008, Mallesham was felicitated in a Workshop at Osmania University Engineering College, Hyderabad. His machine was named “Laxmi Asu Machine” after her mother and was dedicated to her. Mallesham’s happiness is beyond measure noticing the relieved faces of the women of the weaving community.

Mr.Nahyr Sehgal


Mr. Nahyr Sehgal is a student of Grade 11, Meridian School, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad India. He is an academic achiever, an innovator, an automobile enthusiast, a researcher, a budding artist, a writer, and a poet. Honing the skills par excellence in public speaking, dramatics, science & innovation while sporting his way through as well, Nahyr has several National and International accolades to his name. Nahyr is also a Humanitarian. contributing to several UN SDGs driven by his passion across various fields. These have led him to have the honor of being selected from across INDIA for his achievements & academic excellence to meet the honorable former President of India H.E Shri Ramnath Kovind.

Mr. Mahesh Sharma

Air Force Veteran

Mahesh Sharma has over 35 years of experience in armed forces and corporate sector. He is an Air Force veteran who retired voluntarily as a Group Captain in 2012 when he was head of training at Air Force Academy at Dundigal. He has had diverse exposure in highly demanding environment, both in India and abroad. After completing his fellowship in Strategic Intelligence at the US National Defence University, he has also worked in counter-intelligence and strategic policy making roles. An XLRI alumnus, Mahesh has had corporate stints with Dr Reddy’s, Laurus Labs and Viatris in the areas of Organisational and Leadership Development. He has been awarded by the President of India, Chief of the Air Staff and Commander in Chiefs for his exceptional service. He is founder of a learning consultancy in Hyderabad.

Ms. Ramniet S Mukherjee


Ms. Ramniet S Mukherjee is an activist whose initiatives have prominent recognition in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, and Uttarakhand. She is the only woman to be elected as the Director E-Media of HSTA, Haryana since 2011. She got an appreciation for being the first and only specially-abled woman to go to Uttarakhand in 2013 by the Vice President of India during Kedarnath Calamity In 2013, She was honored with a certificate of appreciation at the 2nd Asian Literary Confluence for her profound contributions to the literary society. She was awarded the REX Karamveer Global Fellowship which was instituted with the UN and ICONGO in the same year recognizing her service to humanity. Ms. Ramniet S Mukherjee is a proud feminist and the master of all trades in its truest sense.

Mr. Sujit Jha

Co-founder, Legal Salah

Mr. Sujit Jha is a dedicated and performance-driven professional with sound knowledge of legal and financial management services. He is experienced in providing advisory services across different sectors, including SMCG, SMEs, real estate, and corporates,among others. He is a co-founder of Legal Salah - India’s largest platform for legal and financial services established in Dubai. He is also a Co-founder of OK! ACQUIRED (investment tech firm). He helped over 5000 entrepreneurs to launch their start-ups, offering helpful and strategic business advice and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs. He made a significant contribution to effectively providing investment and documentation solutions to clients

Dr. Kranthi R Vardhan

Ayurveda Spine Specialist

VARDHAN AYURVEDA HOSPITAL - The Leading “Ayurveda Wellness Brand” today, needs no Introduction was Founded by Dr Kranthi R Vardhan BAMS; MD (Ayu); Ph.D; MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy) in the year 1999 at Basheerbagh, Hyderabad with an aim to provide high quality, personalized, compassionate & Purest hands of Ayurveda. Today it is spread to 7 branches across AP & Telangana. He is a very Versatile Ayurvedic Physician, Renowned Academician, Dedicated Researcher, Esteemed Scholar, and Excellent Orator & Proactive Thinker in the field of Ayurveda & a TEDx Speaker. He has reinvented the Concept of MERU CHIKITSA - Ancient Ayurveda Spine & Neuro Therapy - through which he has treated more than 6 Lakh Back Pain Patients & Avoided 2.5 Lakh + Spinal Surgeries. He is a renowned ‘Ayurveda Spine Specialist’ and is often called “No Spine-Surgery Doctor” by his patients.

Mr. Praveen Varghese Thomas

Program Manager, tutorialspoint

Mr. Praveen Varghese Thomas is an academic trainer and a Professional Social Worker nurtured by Central University of Pondicherry, India. Currently working as the Program Manager at Tutorials point. Previously worked as the Academic Director at Centre for Lifeskills Training and Research, Trivandrum since 2017 and freelanced as a Learning and Development specialist since 2015. He is a recipient of the Commonwealth Young Professional Fellowship (2012, Chandigarh) with a total of 10 years of experience in the education sector. He has represented India at the Commonwealth youth meet 2015 and BRICS youth meet 2016 and voiced marginalised young people in India. He is currently in the final stages of PhD in Social Work from Loyola College of Social Science, Thiruvananthapuram. He is one of the Global Goodwill Ambassadors, Humanitarian category working with young people and authored 16 international publications.

Mr. Amit Bansal

Founder,Smart Interviews

Amit Bansal is the Founder and CEO of Smart Interviews. He graduated from IIIT-Hyderabad and has worked with multiple companies like Amazon and DE Shaw. Amit began his entrepreneurial journey in 2016 to revolutionize the face of technical education. He wants to provide access to high-quality training and mentorship in a practical learning environment to make young engineers future ready. He is a visionary-driven thought leader who has empowered the lives of 14000+ students.

Prof.Shakeel Ahmed


Shakeel Ahmed (Ph.D., 1987, Mines ParisTech, France) is presently Professor at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India. As an Earth Scientist, he worked extensively in Groundwater Hydrology in his 37 years career at the CSIR’s National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. Later he was Chair Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He led many national and international projects on Earth Science including a mega program of National Aquifer Mapping in India with around 200 SCI publications and supervised 40 doctoral theses. He is managing the Secretariat of the Asian GWADI, a UNESCO flagship program as its Secretary. His awards include National Geoscience Award, International Prize for water Science, INC-IAH Excellence Award, NGRI-AHI National Lecture Award, IGU-Annie Talwani Memorial Prize, Young Scientist Award, etc. Ahmed has been the top publisher in the field of groundwater Hydrology for last 3 decades.

Mr. Mimicry Srinivos

Mimicry Artist

Srinivos started his career as a mimic in the year 1977. He could get a job in Indian Railways under cultural Quota and served for 30 years and retired on superannuation in the year 2021. Srinivos is the first person in India who introduced Ventriloquism in the stage performances. He is graduated in Ventriloquism from Mahers institute of Ventriloquism, USA.

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