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In Conversation with Dr. Suresh Mallappa Kumbhar, Professor, Palus Shikshan Prasarak Mandal

Dr. Suresh Mallappa Kumbhar is a professor at the Postgraduate Department of Zoology, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Palus Shikshan Prasarak Mandal. He has completed his M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. Degrees in Zoology at Karnatak University.

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In Conversation with Mrs Mrunal Singh Pharate Patil, Secretary, Shri Wagheshwar Gramvikas-Prathishtan

Mrs Mrunal Rajiv Pharate Patil is the Secretary of Shri Wagheshwar Gramvikas-Prathishtan. She is working with the trust as a secretary for the last 15 years and has vast experience in managing the management and administrative affairs of the trust.

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In Conversation with Mr. N V Balachander, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ashok Leyland

N V Balachander, is currently leading the Sustainability agenda for Ashok Leyland. He also leads Communication, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is a seasoned HR professional with over 30 years of Corporate experience.

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In Conversation with Ms Monica Yadav, Founder, Respire Experiential Learning

Ms. Monica Yadav who is the Founder of Respire Experiential Learning (REL). Respire focuses on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths) learning solutions for schools by partnering with private, government and CSR organizations.

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In Conversation with Dr. Santosh Gupta, Consultant Neuroradiologist & Member of MaitriBodh Parivaar

Dr Santosh S Gupta ( who is also known by his blessed name- Mitra Sut) is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai & Member of MaitriBodh Parivaar.

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In Conversation with Mr. Prashant Deshpande, Senior Manager, India Operations, Planet Water India Foundation.

Mr. Prashant Deshpande always had a zeal to work in the social development sector and therefore he is working with different social organisations to bring about sustainable development in various strata of society for the last 7 years.

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In Conversation with Dr. Sunita Gandhi, President, Dignity Education Vision International (DEVI Sansthan)

Dr. Sunita Gandhi is the Founder-Secretary of the Disruptive Literacy Partnership. After completing a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, she worked as an Economist at the World Bank, Washington DC, for 10 years.

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In Conversation with Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy, Lead CSR & Director, SRF Foundation

A Ph. D. in Public Administration, Dr. Reddy has over 24 years experience of working with Academicians, Government, Non-profits and Corporate Foundations. He has worked collaboratively with notable industry players.

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In Conversation with Mr. Ashish Srivastava, Associate Director - CSR, EY Foundation

Mr. Ashish Srivastava is a CSR Practitioner who believes in ‘Creating and offering one fair opportunity’ to every disadvantaged human being through need-based and sustainable CSR projects.

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In Conversation with Mr. Ranjeeb Sarma, Head of Compliance, CSR & Plan A India and Srilanka Region, Marks & Spencer India Pvt Ltd

Mr. Ranjeeb Sarma is the Head of Compliance, CSR and Plan A India and Srilanka Region at Marks and Spencer. Mr. Sarma is responsible for supply chain risk mitigation as well as compliance under section 135 of the companies act.

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In Conversation with Mr. RN Mohanty, CEO, Sightsavers India

Mr RN Mohanty has spent more than three decades in the social sector with assignments involving programmes, finance, and enabling fundraising for various social and economic causes. He is currently the CEO of Sightsavers India.

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In Conversation with Ms. Ingrid Srinath, Founder - Director, Center for Social Impact and Philanthropy

Ingrid Srinath has been a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and civil society for over two decades. She is presently the founder and Director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University in India.

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In Conversation with Ms. Nidhi Mittal Bansal, Chairperson, Lenskart Foundation

Nidhi Mittal Bansal is the chairperson at Lenskart Foundation. She is a journalist at heart and a social worker by passion. She has been working towards eradicating refractive error-based blindness from every nook and corner of our country.

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In Conversation with Mr. K. Sridar, Director, ISWAR Foundation and Head - CSR, Hyundai (Retd.)

Mr K.Sridar is the Director at Infinity Social Welfare and Research Foundation, Chennai. He has served as a CSR Head of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. for more than 12 years. Mr. Sridar has 3 decades of experience in CSR Activities.

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In Conversation with Mr. Abhishek Choudhary, CEO CINI Community Initiatives

Abhishek has been a senior solutions consultant for over 12 years for MNCs like IBM and Wipro in the earlier part of his career. He has done his MBA from IIM Calcutta, specialising in strategy and marketing.

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In Conversation with Ms. Swapna Shah, Director, Kitucate Educational Services LLP

Swapna Shah is an engineer by qualification and an experiential science trainer by passion. She has vast experience in automating the manufacturing industry across various segments.

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In Conversation with Mrs Shabnam Singh and Mrs Poonam Nanda, YouWeCan Foundation

Mrs Shabnam Singh is the chairperson, YouWeCan Foundation and the mother of international cricketing icon and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh.Mrs. Poonam Nanda is the Founding Member & Mentor, YouWeCan Foundation.

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In Conversation with Ms. Pratima Harite Head, Asia Pacific CSR & Philanthropy, Lenovo Foundation

Pratima heads the Asia Pacific CSR & Philanthropy, at Lenovo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lenovo. She is responsible for building strong charitable partnerships across Asia Pacific’s diverse markets.

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In Conversation with Ms. Sujata Sahu, Founder and CEO, 17000 ft Foundation

Sujata is the Founder Director of 17000 ft Foundation, a niche organization that has been working relentlessly to sustain the high-altitude frontier villages that are facing desperate migration of young families and children.

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In Conversation with Mr. Rackanchath Nanda, Chief CSR and HR, Tata Chemicals

Mr. Nanda has over three decades of rich experience in human resources across varied sectors like manufacturing, trading, retail, consumer durables, FMCG, telecom and services.

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In Conversation with Dr. Santhosh George, Director, Cure International India Trust

Dr. Santosh George is a transformation specialist who has been serving the most vulnerable children across India for the last 25 years.The goal of this unique initiative is to see India free of disability from clubfoot.