Sr.Editor ,The Daily Milap
Rishi Suri is Senior Editor covering international affairs at The Daily Milap, India’s oldest and largest circulated Urdu daily newspaper. Rishi belongs to the fourth generation of the family that owns and runs the Milap group. An internationally recognised journalist, he is known for his unapologetically strong opinions on global politics and diplomacy.
Rishi is also one of the few Indian diplomatic correspondents certified by the country’s Ministry of External Affairs. He is a member of several international delegations like the International Visitor Leadership Programme run by the State Department of the United States of America. He is also a member of the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival. He is also a Media Fellow with the Australia India Council and a member of the steering committee of the Australia India Youth Dialogue. Rishi is also a Chevening Scholar and has spent time in the newsroom at the Financial Times in London
Dr. Avijit Chakravarti : A Journalist, Educator & a Social Entrepreneur, holds 23 years of experience in Media, Research & Education. He has held senior editorial positions in media organizations like The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Tehelka, The Pioneer & The Statesman.
He teaches Business Communication, Written Analysis and Communication, Presentation Skills, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creations, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Development Communication, Personality Development and Soft Skills. A doctorate in Social Sciences, Dr Chakravarti is a regular writer on management, economy, development, history, politics and culture in the media.
Dr. Avijit Chakravarti
Journalist & Social Entrepreneur
Pincipal, JM International School
The recipient of several prestigious awards and honors as the Sarla Chopra Memorial NATIONAL AWARD, for invaluable and path breaking contribution for the promotion of Education, Social Welfare, Art & Culture, Ms Anuradha Govind is a prolific thinker, practitioner, a dynamic researcher and path-breaking educationist in the field of multi-dimensional & child-centered curriculum designing, innovative teaching methods, experiential learning strategies and a transformational trainer for teacher development, self empowerment, life skills and team building. Innovation and creativity being her strengths, she has been a pioneer in innovative and experiential teaching methodology, designing and implementing “Child-Centered Curriculum” and “Theatre in Education Programme” for children.
She has been honored withtheas an accreditation for outstanding development of the International Dimension in Curriculumby IEEFIby Eduheal Foundationby Knowledge 360for transformational leadership, by UEM, Certificate of excellence in education from Indian Council for Environmental Education, the letter of appreciation from The HRD Minister, Government of India, Ms Smriti Zubin Irani for her exceptional leadership and guidance. Leading the skill development through a self sustained entrepreneurial project taken up by the school students, her school won the 8thposition world over in the International School enterprise challenge 2015-16. She has recently been at the 9th Ed-leadership International Roundtable & 1st Global Research Conference, to chair a panel discussion on “Social-Emotional learning in schools, the intellectually stimulating design model & the value based science Education”.
She has been regularly writing for the newspapers and magazines. Some of her educational articles published in leading newspapers like Hindustan times and times of India are “education must transform”,“find your next assignment on face book”, “lessons of life through stories”, “effective study counts”, “learning beyond classrooms and textbooks”
Ovais is the Managing Trustee of ‘ANHAD’ (Act Now for Harmony and Democracy), which is a leading anti-fascist Indian organisation founded by eminent artists, intellectuals and activists, as a response to 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat genocide. ANHAD works in the field of democracy, secularism, human rights, diversity and communal harmony.
Ovais is also serving different organisations in honorary capacity. He is core group member of Vikalp Sangam (Alternative Confluence) which is a platform for networking of groups and individuals working on alternatives to the currently dominant model of development and governance, in various spheres of life. Ovais brings with him more than 10 years of experience in working with marginalised sections in India.
As an activist, Ovais has carved a niche for himself in the civil society and wider community of social movements. He has also engaged with issues of peace building, justice, conflict mitigation, alternatives, knowledge, democratic governance and gender in different capacities.
Ovais Sultan Khan
Human Rights , Justice & Peace Activist.
Vice President, Global Business Services, A Fortune 500 company.
Deepika Chawla is Director Global Business Services, a fortune 500 company. She has over 23 years of very diverse work experience in the Financial Shared Services and Banking, and in various functions such as Strategy, Retail & Investment , Finance, Controllership, Business Development, Operations, Accounting & Reporting, Migrations and Control & Compliance. She is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, B .Com (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi and a qualified six sigma quality “Green belt”. She actively participates and presents in various industry forums and part of Women Networking Groups. Deepika very strongly believes in being connected with the education system and the industry, and feels social networking today is absolutely necessary for professional and personal development. Have been an ardent contributor and participant for multiple NGOS and now on the advisory board of one of them .She is a receiver of many awards in the financial world.
Amit Chawla is a Business Transformation Coach. After spending almost three decades in the IT sector Amit started his own business venture focused at business & executive coaching. He coaches executives, business owners, and young entrepreneurs; helping them transform their business by leveraging his solution-focused approach of providing “clarity” to what clients want and how to get it.
Working with Tata Consultancy Services, Fidelity International, Bravura Solutions, VirtusaPolaris, and Keane India has earned him extensive international experience in Executive Management, Software Product Delivery, Delivery Center Creation and People Management. His last assignment in IT was working as a Country Head of a finTech company, growing it 10 times in 6 years.
Mr Chawla holds Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clemson University, S.C. USA, and Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
He has Executive Post Graduate Diploma certification from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, India. He is a Certified Corporate Director (for Independent Director) by IOD, Delhi, India and a Erickson Certified Coach accredited by ICF, USA. Now he mentors impact focused social enterprises which are providing education to the underprivileged. Other than this, he is also an Angel Investor and Strategic Advisor to Delhi based startups.