The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Global Healthcare, Education, Economy and Employment due to restricted mobility. Especially YOUTH are undergoing a lot of stress and losing hope since schools and colleges are closed and employment has become tough for those who are qualified. The theme of this Webinar is aligned with Dr. Kalam’s Vision 2020 and the LEAD INDIA Youth Movement he initiated during his Presidency (Transforming Youth into Responsible Citizens). We have carefully selected global expert panelists for this Webinar to present the problems and possible solutions so that the Governments, Academic institutions and NGOs can collaborate and address these problems.
Cabinet Minister of Culture & Tourism, Government of India
Prahlad Singh Patel is an Indian politician who is the current Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism of India, and Member of Parliament from Damoh Loksabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh. He was minister of state for coal in Third Vajpayee Ministry. He was first elected to 9th Lok Sabha in 1989 and again re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha in 1996 (2nd term), 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 (3rd term) from Balaghat, 16th Lok Sabha in 2014 (4th term) and 17th Lok Sabha in 2019 (5th term) from Damoh.
Master Sasanka is a vocalist who performs Indian and Western music. Coming from a family of talented musicians, Sansanka started training with his mother at a young age and since then has been described as a prodigy in music by the stalwarts in Indian music.
Sasanka has won several awards for his participation in music competitions including the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana, Jaya TV's Carnatic Idol, and Sankara TV's Sangeetha Samrat. Sasanka recently won NATA’s Super Single Title Competition which spanned all over the US with a high caliber of more than 200 competitors. He has also performed at the White House as a part of a special youth program.
Wanting to spread the arts to others, Sasanka has created a foundation that is dedicated to bringing people into the arts. This foundation holds concerts to raise money for charity and to teach music to people who cannot afford to pay for lessons themselves.
Dr. Hari Eppanapally is a financial services professional, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist with a passion for healthcare, education, and the environment. His mission has been to Transform Youth into Responsible Citizens to establish a peaceful society for harmonious living. He received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad, a Masters in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and completed an Executive Program in General Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, investor in disruptive technology companies and serves as Chairman of the Board for the CIC Group and Quibble Genomics Institute. He is a visionary, mentor, Founder and Chairman of the Lead India and LIBERTY Foundation, Advisor to Alternate Development Organization in Norway, and the founding board member and vice president of the Financial Policy Council. He serves on the boards of several, for profit and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Hari Eppanapally worked closely with the 11th President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on the Lead India Movement since 2008. He is the founding Chairman of the Lead India Foundation USA. Lead India is the brainchild of Dr. Kalam’s VISION 2020 and founded with a mission to provide affordable quality Healthcare, affordable quality Education, Preserve and protect the planet for future generations and Develop Spiritual Families to establish Peace & Harmony in the society.
Dr. Lennart Levi is an Emeritus Professor of Psycho-social Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He has held many important positions in the past such as being a former Member of the Swedish Parliament, and a Professor of Psycho-social Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He founded and Directed the Division of Stress Research at the Karolinska Institute and the National Swedish Institute for Psycho-social Medicine. He was also the Chair of the World Psychiatric Association Section of Occupational Psychiatry from 1983 to 2005.
He is currently a member of the World Health Organization Expert Panel on Mental Health and an advisor & consultant to WHO, ILO, UNICEF, and the European Commission. He has written over 300 scientific papers and books in many languages including the European Commission’s “Guidance on Work-Related Stress.”
He was awarded the Royal Swedish Medal of Merit for “pioneering achievements in the area of stress research,” the Career Achievement Reward, and the Compostela Award in 2014.
Joint Organizing Secretary, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, India
Shri Mukul Kanitkar is the organizing secretary of the Bharatiya Shikshan mandal which is an organization that is dedicated to creating an indigenous model of education. He has created many training workshop modules for stress management, life management, teachers orientations etc.
Mr. Kanitkar is a pioneer for the implementation of the Mass Suryanamaskar programs for students. He also organized an event that broke the Guinness world record for the largest yoga class with over 16,000 participants. This record was broken once again in 2005 with over 29,000 participants.
Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar has a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, a postgraduate in Microelectronics and a Doctor of Science in Medical Engineering (magna cum
laude). He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Crisis Management.
He is a pioneering researcher and an opinion leader in the field of Biophysics, Radiobiology, Nanotechnology, Sustainable Energy, Modern Telecommunications & Water resources management as well as Recovery.
He specialises in electronics and an Inventor Extraordinaire. He is a Philosopher, with more than 34 original Inventions to his credit. He has many publications in medical and engineering journals of repute. He is also the Author of the book 'Cytonics' - a mystery of the living cell and serves as the Chairman of the board of Directors for many global organizations.
Poorna Malavath is from Telangana, India. She studied at the Social Welfare Residential Educational Institution Society (TSWREIS). Her potential was first spotted by Dr. R.S.Praveen Kumar I.P.S., the secretary of the educational society, through the various programs conducted under his initiative.
She was soon placed in the able guidance of Mr.Shekhar Babu Bachinepally, a renowned mountaineer for her training in mountaineering. Under his coaching she climbed Mt.Everest and became the youngest girl in the world to do so. During the Everest Expedition, she was accompanied by S. Anand Kumar.
After Mt.Everest, she went on to climb 6 of the 7 tallest mountains in each of the seven continents, called 'The 7-Summits'. She is now left only with Mt.Denali, located in Alaska, North America. A part of her life has been made into a bollywood movie 'Poorna: Courage Has No Limits' directed by Mr. Rahul Bose. A book of the same name, has been written by Ms. Aparna Thota.
She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Arts at the Telangana University. She is preparing for the UPSC civil services examination to become a police officer like her mentor Dr. R.S. Praveen Kumar.
Junior World No. 1 (U-19), Badminton Championship, India
Siril Varma is a professional badminton player from Telangana state in India. Varma plays in the Premier Badminton League as a part of the Hyderabad Hunter’s team.
Mr. Varma started playing at a young age and in 2013 he became the first Indian to win the Badminton Asia Youth Championships. He has also won the title of the number 1 junior badminton player in 2015. In 2019, he won 2 gold medals in men’s singles and men’s team events at the South Asian Games held in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Author & Poet, Kenya
Natalie Wambui is a 12 year old Kenyan celebrity motivational speaker and writer, preparing to author her 4th book; her autobiography. Her journey into writing began after going through a heart surgery at the age of five. She would write short poems of Prayers and Thanksgiving.
Her passion for writing grew when she was eight, when her first book “Natalie’s Poems” was published. The book made people interested to know more about her. She was featured in Kenyan media and the whole experience made her grow as a writer.
At the age of nine, her second book, a collection of short stories; My Country, My Story Volume 1 was published. It had a few stories of Kenyans who were empowering their communities. The book generated support from Kenyans which caught the attention of the First Lady who invited her to the Statehouse.
She continued writing and on April 2018, her 3rd book, “Extraordinary Kenyans Doing Extraordinary Things”, was launched; it’s volume 2 of her second book and touches on Forty Kenyans who have done great things Kenya and are continuing to do great things in order to pave the way for their next generation of kids. Ms. Wambui has won six international awards for her inspiring work.
In 2020 Natalie will be Launching her foundation to enable her to touch the lives of more children all over the world and especially girls.
Sahitihi Bandi is a professional badminton player in the under 19 category. Starting her Badminton journey at the age of 8 years old, Sahithi has worked hard to improve her skill in the sport. Because of her hard work she has won multiple gold medals for mixed doubles at the All India Ranking Tournament in Jaipur, Bangalore and Vijayawada.She has also represented India in the Yonex Dutch Junior International Grand Prix and the Yonex German open in 2019.
Civil Services Exam 2020, Rank Holder, Delhi, India
Mr. Prateek Rao is a Civil Services Aspirant and Rank Holder. He is a computer engineer from National Institute of Technology Karnataka and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He has worked in credit rating, consultancy & research, risk analysis and software development in the past. He is now looking forward to joining the civil services in India to serve his nation. He sees himself as an interdisciplinarian and wishes to learn from every experience in life. He aims to touch and transform the lives of the people in his country.
Trisha Guduru’s goal is to help the people that cannot help themselves. As the global advocate for US Fund for UNICEF and Miss South Asia International 2014, she worked with UNICEF and was a Brand Ambassador for other organizations to educate and advocate, saving and improving the lives of Children worldwide.
She also educates the youth about the importance of volunteerism, and to inspire and motivate them to get involved in community service to serve our Nation. She received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama as one of the 44 remarkable volunteers.
She is now the CEO for Women’s Health at AUM Pharmaceuticals in Long island, New York. She also serves as the President for Long Island Visionary Lions Club and maintains a Leo club to teach them the importance of volunteerism.
Captain Dr. Shenika Shah grew up in Herricks school district and took part in many extracurricular activities such as Bharatnatyam classes and received a Medal of Honor from New York's Congressional Representatives.
She attended New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for a 7 year Bachelor of science and DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY MEDICINE. After graduation she joined the US ARMY as a 2ND LIEUTENANT.
Dr. Shenika Shah virtually graduated as Captain during COVID-19. She is currently serving as a doctor in the U.S. Army Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj always used to say “In the joy of others lies our own,” so to do service is the ultimate practice of life. Her goals in life is to become a successful OBGYN physician and Surgeon.
Dr. Ganapathy Reddy is the founder of Stayfit Health and Fitness World. For over 25 years, Dr. Reddy has been providing fitness solutions to citizens all over India. His efforts were instrumental in bringing the best of global Fitness Brands to India.
In august 2019, Dr. Reddy was the Guest of Honor at the International Economic Summit. Dr. Reddy was also the recipient of the Global Fitness Award for his outstanding contribution for expanding Fitness Business in India.
Dr. Ruby is an internationally acclaimed Motivational Speaker on Emotional Intelligence and Women Empowerment in the global market. She has won various Awards for conducting successful workshops and podcasts across the world such as in the United Nations, Geneva, London, Bahrain, Amsterdam, India, Nepal, China, Paris, Portugal & Prague.
She is serving as honorary Vice President of Global Goodwill Ambassadors and is the brand ambassador for Delance watches in Switzerland and India. She was featured on the Cover page of WowIndia, Elite Business Women Magazine & has been interviewed on Radio, TV & various international magazines. Let’s give a warm welcome to Dr. Ruby Khurdi to deliver her address.
Dr. Deepak K Tibrewal has an Allopathic qualification from MAHE and Homeopathic from The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London.
He began his quest for a new system when he saw patients coming back to the hospital with the same mains and ailments. He then came across the concept of Psychoneuroimmunology which helped him form his homeopathic system. He has been practicing homeopathy and allopathy and specialises in the treatment of Allergies and developmental disorders such as Autism, ADD, ADHD and LD in children and Allergies, lifestyle illnesses such as Metabolic Syndrome in adults.
Dr. Bindu Babu is a medical physician with a doctorate degree in natural medicine and a PHD in integrative medicine. She currently works as a Quantum based transformational life coach with a goal of helping people who were in toxic relationships recover from their trauma. Dr. Babu also focuses on supporting single mothers and women who have gotten out of toxic relationships to rebuild their life.
For her accomplishments in this line of work, Dr. Babu was honored as New York’s Most Powerful Women in Business in 2019. She was also nominated for the Wintrande Global 2020 Entrepreneur in Health, and the 2020 iWomen Global Award. Along with this, she was made a Global Goodwill Ambassador and Global Peace Chain Ambassador for her humanitarian work with women as an advocate of Gender based violence prevention and women empowerment.
Dr. Babu is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and has spoken at many prestigious universities such as Harvard and NYU. She has also authored a book titled “My soulmate, My Love, My Narcissist” which is based on her protocol for healing from toxic relationships.
Dr. Babu is World Health Organization certified for the Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 partners platform to support country preparedness and response. She has also taken on the role of Organizing Committee Member Chair at various psychiatry based World Congresses and Global Summits.
Dr. Ravindra Kasa is currently serving as the principal of the Malla Reddy College of Engineering in Hyderabad, India, and co-host of this webinar. He received his M.E with honors and earned a gold medal from IIT, Roorkee from the facility of Electronics and Computer Engineering. He has taught engineering for over 27 years and has two years of research experience. He was the resource person for SONET, AP, and he produced over 30 audio visual lectures in Engineering Design Consulting. He has published over 40 research papers in International and National Journals and has participated in international and national conferences as well. Dr. Kasa received the Educational Leadership Award in 2013.