Mr. Madan Mohan Mohanka
Tega Industries Limited
147 Block ‘G’, New Alipore
Kolkata 700 053 (India)
Madan Mohanka, Chairman of MM Group of Industries, is the pioneer in bringing new technologies, viz. wear-resistant lining systems used in the mining, material handling, and mineral processing industry; cross fluted fill media for cooling towers and wastewater treatment plants and belt
cleaning and tracking system in the country.
Tega Industries Limited, the flagship company, exports to 73 countries, has 17 marketing offices and manufacturing plants in Australia, Chile, and South Africa. The company enjoys a great brand image in the mining sector. Tega was one of the first companies to give 12% PF in India in 1976 when the rule was 6%. A strong believer in investing in people, Tega reimburses children’s education costs to staff and workers and provides free computer education to children living in the vicinity of the plant. The company has a school for workers who are dropouts to educate and enable them to grow.
Mr. Mohanka is a Civil Engineer (B.Sc. Engg.) from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and a ’67 batch MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Mr. Mohanka is also Chairman of the other companies in the group, viz. MM Aqua Technologies Limited, Maple Orgtech (India) Limited and Hosch Equipment (India) Limited.
Mr. Mohanka is the recipient of the following awards:
- Samman Patra – From the Income Tax Department, India in 2002.
- Certificate of Honour from the Government of the Republic of Ghana in 2003.
- TieGER Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 by The Indus Entrepreneurs, a worldwide body of Entrepreneurs.
- Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers for outstanding contribution to Mineral Engineering in India – 2008
- Award of Excellence for contribution to society and achievement in the field of his vocation – conferred by Rotary Club of Calcutta Metropolitan – R.I.District 3291 – 2011-12
- Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award of the 3rd Annual Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2011 by Enterprise Asia.
- Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad on the occasion of the
- Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute – 2011
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 (Finalist)
- Certificate from Prarambhik Shiksha Vibhag, Government of Rajasthan
Mr. Mohanka is also involved in various social service activities for the education and development of the underprivileged. Mr. Mohanka is Patron and Chairman of an Art group called Ranan, consisting of young artists and guides and helps them in promoting traditional Kathak, choreography and
Mr. Neelesh Kulkarni
Director, Primove Infrastructure
Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,
Neelesh Kulkarni has a range of experience of implementing a participatory development project in a micro-watershed to developing a natural resource management plan for a river basin. He has worked as a consultant to grass root level NGOs and was also an advisor on Water Resource Development to Government of India. His experience of over 17 years includes support to NGOs for preparation of participatory water management plans all over the country, facilitating efforts for developing pro-poor water policy for the country, and initiating dialogue with an elected representative on water governance.
Neelesh worked as a consultant to Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank for pre-feasibility studies in Jalswarajya project in rural water supply and Sanitation sector. He has worked with various government departments especially in Maharashtra for developing participatory approaches in their working through innovating change management processes.
Apart from his work in the water sector, Neelesh being an Electronics engineer has also worked with the Information Technology Task Force of the government of Maharashtra and was instrumental in formulating a comprehensive IT policy for masses in Maharashtra. He is responsible for business development at PriMove
Dr. Geetam Tiwari
Dean, Indian Institute of Technology
New Delhi 110016
Dr. Tiwari is Professor, Civil Engineering and dean of IIT Delhi. She received the International Velocity Falco Lecture Prize, the Stockholm Partnerships award, the Centre for excellence grant from VREF, and the Prince Michaels award. She is an advisor to Urban Age series of conferences coordinated by London School of Economics since 2005. She is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
She has extensive research experience in dealing with transportation issues of special relevance to low-income countries. These include the development of bus systems and road designs that would make transportation efficient and safer. She has been working in the area of traffic and transport planning focusing on pedestrians, bicycles, and bus-based public transport systems. Some of her projects include Development of a Bicycle Masterplan for Delhi, analysis of traffic on Indian Highways, crash analysis on rural and urban roads, public transport planning.
She has published over 70 research papers on transportation planning and safety in national and international journals, peer-reviewed seminar proceedings and edited four books on transportation planning and road safety. She is an advisor to Urban Age series of conferences coordinated by London School of Economics since 2005. She is editorâ€inâ€chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
Dr R Balasubramaniam
Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development activist who is a physician by qualification. After his MBBS, he earned his MPhil in Hospital Administration & Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. His living habits were greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and at the age of 19, he founded the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (www.svym.org) based on the principles of Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (Truth), Seva (Service) and Tyaga (Sacrifice). He has spent the last 31 years of his life in the service of the rural and tribal poor in the forests of India. He has built this non-profit organization into India’s leading development NGO and the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) today runs the Vivekananda Memorial Hospitals at Saragur and Kenchanahalli; the Viveka Tribal Center for Learning – a tribal residential school at Hosahalli; the Viveka School of Excellence – a rural school at Saragur; the Vivekananda Teacher Training & Research Center at Hosahalli; the Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development and the Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies at Mysore. SVYM also runs more than 50 projects reaching out to nearly half a million people across the state of Karnataka and also has centers in the USA and UK. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement.
Dr. R Balasubramaniam is also the recipient of numerous other State and National Awards. Many International, National, and State Committees have counted upon his immense experience in planning and executing rural development programs. He is also an Advisory member of various organizations working in the fields of social sector development in the country. Apart from lecturing & teaching regularly at different US universities and other reputed Business schools on Leadership, he was the distinguished Frank Rhodes Professor at Cornell University, USA. As the Vigilance Director, he has assisted the Lok Ayukta(the anti-corruption agency), Karnataka in investigating into issues of mal-administration and Corruption in the health sector and in the Public Distribution System.
Mahesh K Patil
CFF-3, Vision Park
Panjim, Goa 403 002
Mahesh K Patil is the Director of Eco-farm at Panaji, Goa prior to start-farm he was with Sesa Goa Limited (a subsidiary of Vedanta Plc) as Associate Vice President. He was responsible for Occupational Health and Safety, Environment management and Community Development activities in Sesa Group of Companies. He is overall responsible for companies activities concerning Sustainability in India and abroad and also involved in other subsidiaries of Vedanta plc.
He has experience of over 22 years in Environment Impact Assessment for large mining and steel project (Pig iron plant, Metallurgical Coke, sinter and power plant) and coordinating the Environment management and Safety activities. He has a passion for CSR and has initiated many pioneering programs like Alternative Livelihood opportunities for communities around mining areas in association with University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka.
He has developed and successfully replicated many mine reclamation techniques like Biotechnological approach, root training Nursery, Use of Geotextiles, Agri-horticultural plantation, Bamboo setup etc, for Mine reclamation. He has developed an Integrated Management system for Occupational Health & Safety and Environment and also published a Sustainable Development Report as per GRI guidelines.
Presented papers in various national and international seminars, and also nominated as members of various national committees. Received prestigious Awards for the company in the field of Sustainable Development (Safety, Environment Management, and Corporate Social responsibility).
M.K. Patil is a certified ISO auditor. He won a national award for outstanding efforts in mine-land reclamation and the sustainable utilization of natural resources. He has a master's degree in agriculture with a specialization in plant pathology from the University of Agricultural Science, Karnataka and MBA from Goa Institute of Management. He also has a postgraduate degree in ecology and the environment.
A 23, Badshah Bagh Colony
Varanasi – 221001, U.P
Ashish Rai lives and works in Holy city Varanasi. His work area is predominantly in the Health sector. His company Aarogyam is working in nine districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh currently in association with William J Clinton Foundation for Diarrheal control and management.
The program aims to reduce morbidity and mortality related to diarrheal disease among children under 5 years of age, through the deployment of new and improved approaches to scale up Zinc and Oral Rehydration salts (ORS) for diarrhea treatment through both public and private sector channels in Uttar Pradesh. Ultimately this program aims to reduce the burden of diarrhea on child health and increase child survival in India, and contribute to improved child health outcomes and provide actionable information for diarrhea treatment. Aarogyam is also in process of initiating Telemedicine centers at block level in its working area and connecting it to a multispecialty hub in Varanasi thereby creating various verticals of livelihood in this health services model. Synergic Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd. is a clinical research company based at Varanasi. SCR works in close association with Pharmaceutical and Medical
institutions in the area of New Drug Development and delivery.
President, Ekjut & Total Quality Counsellor
Snehil Kumar is a Total Quality Management counselor based in Jaipur. He is an engineer with 10 years of experience as practicing manager in Tata Steel and 11 years of counseling with organizations as part of Confederation of Indian Industry and as an independent counsellor. He has counselled over 100 companies to steer them towards organizational excellence including Deming award-winning organizations... His field of activities includes counselling on creating Daily Management infrastructure and assist implementation of Lean and TPM principles in the organizations.
He has also been actively involved in working with governmental organizations like hospitals, sales tax department, transport department of Delhi Govt. and administrative reforms department of GOI for improving services. He is a visiting faculty in the area of TQM at LalBahadurShastry National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He has co-founded a counseling network called ‘Partnersâ€inâ€Change’ to provide handsâ€on assistance to organizations on their change initiatives. He is president of ‘EKJUT’, an NGO providing social health services in districts of Jharkhand and Orissa and an independent director in the board of AUTOLITE India Ltd., an automobile headlight manufacturing company.
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (APCCF)
Non-timber Forest products
Government of Rajasthan
Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005
Shruti Sharma, IFS (1987 batch, Rajasthan cadre) is presently posted as the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest/APCCF, Silviculture, Rajasthan. Prior to this posting, she served as CCF Concurrent Evaluation. She was Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy/IGNFA, Dehradun and taught Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation to probationers of the Indian Forest Service. She was on deputation to the Forest Research Institute (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education/ICFRE), Dehradun as the Deputy Conservator of Forests (Non-Wood Forest Products Division). She conducted research on medicinal plants, developed herbal gardens, and taught Conservation of Biological Resources, Eco-development, Wildlife Management, and Wetland Management to MSc and PGD students at the FRI University. She also conducted short-term courses on Ecotourism-Planning and Management; Sustainable Development of NWFP and Medicinal Plants. She has experience in protected area management. From 1996-2000 she was posted as Director of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Kota, District Forest Officer (Tonk) and Assistant Conservator of Forests, Bharatpur.
Before joining the IFS, she worked as PGT biology teacher at Army Public school and Bluebell School, Delhi from 1983 to 1987. Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India has made a documentary on her work titled, 'Pride of India' and translated into various other languages. Her educational qualification includes Bachelor and Masters in Zoology from the University of Delhi and Bachelor of Education from the same university. She has a Masters in Forestry from Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, a PG Diploma in Wildlife Management from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.