Prof KV Ramani

Prof KV Ramani obtained his Ph.D in Operations Research from Cornell University, USA in 1977. He served the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) from 1977 to 2014, and held various senior positions, including the Chairmanship of the Centre for Management of Health Services, which he helped set up in 2004. After retirement, he continues […]

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Pankaj Jain

Pankaj Jain is Founder-Chief Functionary of Education Support Organisation which runs Gyan Shala, a NGO that serves the education needs of several districts across multiple districts in India. Gyan Shala is a unique model that seeks to educate children by focusing primarily on curriculum development, and thus reducing the costs associated with educating children. Jain […]

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Niranjan Khatri

Niranjan is Ex General Manager Environment Initiatives of ITC hotels. He pioneered the concept of eco designing in Welcomgroup Bay Island in Port Blair and submitted a paper to ILO/Cornell University on eco-designing. Niranjan has headed CII’s Renewable Energy cell, has developed Eco Rating for the Delhi Government (distributed to 1200 schools, translated into Marathi […]

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Ms. Nafisa Barot

Nafisa Barot has over three decades of experience and commitment to strengthening the process of empowerment at various levels. With a quest to understand people’s issues, she co-founded Utthan in 1981 and built a committed team, which initiated processes and institutions for transformation in the coastal and tribal regions of Gujarat. Utthan’s complex struggle for […]

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Kumudini Lakhia

After a distinguished career in solo, Kathak dancer, Kumudini Lakhia established the KADAMB Centre for Dance in Ahmedabad, in 1967.It was at Kadamb that she focused her energies and vision on the development of the technique, vocabulary and repertoire of the Kathak dance. Her endeavor was to transform the traditional Kathak dance of the past […]

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