Lt Gen SPS Dhillon retired as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information Systems and Training). As the senior most advisor to the Chief of Army Staff, besides other responsibilities, he was responsible for the conceptualization, development and implementation of Information Systems in the Army.
He was in charge of education and training in the Indian Army including pre-commission training of Indian Army officers, education and training of Indian officers abroad and training of defence personnel from foreign countries in India. He was also responsible for the training of more than 8,500 Indian troops operating under the aegis of United Nations in various parts of the world.
While in service, Lt Gen SPS Dhillon was part of several governing bodies. Amongst others, he was the Chairman of Army Technology Board and Army Management Board; and was a member of Board for Management of Centre for United Nations Peace Keeping. He has also been a member of Board of Governors of one of the most prestigious schools in India – The Scindia School, Gwalior.
Lt Gen SPS Dhillon has been a national level sportsman, and has excelled in Athletics, Football, Basketball and Hockey. He was a member of a team of observers who went to Beijing in 2008 to witness the conduct of Olympics. He was also the Joint Director General in the Organizing Committee, Commonwealth Games that were conducted in New Delhi, in the year 2010.
The General was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal in 2007, Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2008 and Param Vishist Seva Medal in 2010 for his distinguished service of most exceptional order.
Professor Kishu Daswani has been teaching law at the Government Law College, Mumbai for over 25 years. He is the Faculty Advisor and responsible for publication of The Law Review, Government Law College, the premier academic journal of the college. He is the founder member of the Securities Law course at the College and has been appointed by the Governing Council of the College to work on Social empowerment of underprivileged in college.
He is a teacher at the Masters in Public Policy Program, Human Rights and Business Law at the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. In the past he has taught at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and has conducted lectures at the Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Uttan, and Mumbai and at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He also teaches International and Humanitarian Law at the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
He has been invited on several panels to speak on International Relations and Human Rights. He has received accreditation as a trained Mediator by the High Court of Bombay and is a Member of LAW COMMITTEE of the Indian Merchants Chamber. He is a Global Peace Index Ambassador and a Rotary International Peace Fellow. He is the Vice President of the Liberals India for Good Governance. He is also a Resource person for the Harvard College in Asia Program and has conducted several workshops with national and International participants on Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Known as the pioneer of finishing schools in India, Ms. Tulsi Bhatia started her career as a teacher of English. She moved to the prestigious Good Shepherd International School, Ooty where she was Academic Coordinator for several years.
As the Founder- Dean of the Good Shepherd Finishing School( GSFS) , she was instrumental in bringing the institution to its position as the best finishing school of the country.
Dr Jaswant Bhandari an eminent personality and academician at heart. He has held prominent positions as a member of the Academic Council, Exclusive Council and is a member of the Board of Control in Udaipur University. Mr. Bhandari, along with an Advisory Board that comprises of eminent personalities, has envisaged the alumnae of the school to become morally strong and knowledgeable pillars of society.
Dr. Jaswant Singh Bhandari is a visionary and has started several projects in real estate, hospitality, handicraft and education industry, which have been ahead of their time. His energy is palpable and his qualities of being rooted and selfless are tough to emulate.
Shriyans is Master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership Graduate from Babson College, US and a Forbes Asia U30 honoree. He is also an alumnus of Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. He is an ardent marathon runner and has authored “Birds of Aravallis” in association with Rajasthan Tourism and BNHS India.
He has spoken at various environmental and entrepreneurship forums including the ones at Harvard Kennedy School, MIT, IIT Bombay and TEDx Youth WASO, Dubai. Shriyans is passionate about his vision of bridging the social, economic and environmental gap through Greensole, which is a social venture recycling discarded shoes into comfortable slippers for children in need.
His venture Greensole has also received appreciation letters from President Barack Obama and Sir Ratan Tata. He is also the director at Heritage Girls School. He envisions the school to nurture individual talents and create future leaders. He is also on the board of Pralhad Kakkar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai.
Mr. Tushar Bhandari is the alumnus of IHM, Mumbai and is the director of Heritage Resort, Udaipur. He started Heritage Girls School with a vision of make it the leading institute in India and abroad and for creating a benchmark for quality holistic education.
He has business interest in hospitality, real-estate and education sectors and is working towards his new interest of a wellness resort, named YAAN, which would cure patients through the science of Naturopathy and Ayurveda. He has the ability to hold large ecosystems together and to undertake diverse projects.
Er. Pradeep Singh Gour is a Techno Educationist. It is needless to mention & introduce such a visionary and the man who has been able to redefine school education not only in Kota but in the entire country. He is recipient of National Award in 2013 by Hon’ble President of India and CBSE Mentor Award by Hon’ble HRD Minister Government of India in 2012 and is also a proud recipient of Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award by President RI USA.
It is needless to mention here that being an outstanding scholar right from his childhood, he has been outperforming in all spheres of life.
After completing his B.Tech from NIT Surathkal and MBA from the most prestigious and renowned Management Institute IIT Ahmedabad, he served at various middle management and senior management position in the National and Multinational companies. His last assignment was as Vice President in Good Year Ltd. He has vision and mission before he entered in the field of education and I think he had been doing much more than what is expected from the system. He has a vast experience of 26 years in the field of education.
He held / holds various posts and is Life Member of various national & International organisations. Some of them are-
* Founder President Kota Sahodaya CBSE Schools Complex since 2008 till date * City Coordinator for CBSE exams (JEE, NEET, UGC, NET, CTET etc.) * Member of SPIC Macay & Institution of Engineers * Member of School Education Committee of Govt. of Rajasthan * Member Philately Club & Numismatic Society. * Life Member The SSI Association. * Member Academic Senate IIIT Kota. * Fellow Member Institute of Engineers.
1. Full Name : Nand Kishore Singh
2. Date of Birth : 03 April 1952
3. Previous Employment : Chairman Cease Fire Monitoring Group in Nagaland (Equivalent to Union Government Secretary in Apex Scale) from 01 July 2013 to 30 June 2016 under Govt of India (Ministry Home Affairs)
4. Last Employment in Army : Lieutenant General in the Army at the level of Deputy Chief (Equivalent to Union Government Secretary in Apex Scale), posted at Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff New Delhi, responsible for Training, Doctrine, and Organisation, as part of the Ministry of Defence from March 2011 to April 2012.
5. Educational Qualification : (a)M.Sc. (Defence Studies) from University of Madras. (b) M. Phil. In Nation Security and Strategic Studies from University of Madras.
6. Date of Joining the Army : 24 December, 1972 as a 2ndLieutenant.
7. Date of Superannuation : 30 April 2012, after over 39 years from the Army service in the Army.
8. Experience in Training/Educational Institutions:- (a) Over one year (Mar 2011 to Apr 2012) as Deputy Chief in the rank of Lieutenant General at HQ Integrated Defence Staff at New Delhi dealing with macro issues of training, organisation, and joint doctrines of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Was also responsible for overseeing the functioning of the following prestigious tri-service training institutions:-
(i) Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu).
(ii) National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune (Maharashtra).
(iii) College Of Defence Management, Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh).
(iv) Defence Institute Of Advanced Technology, Pune (Maharashtra).
(b) As a Major General (Senior Directing Staff) from January 2007 to February 2009 at the National Defence College, New Delhi, with students of Brigadier/equivalent rank from Army, Navy, Air Force, Director/Joint Secretaries from various ministries and also officers from USA, UK Australia and several other foreign countries.
(c) As a Brigadier, posted as a Senior Instructor at the Army War College in Mhow (MP) from Aug 2003 to Dec 2003.
(d) At the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Tamil Nadu) from April 1996 to June 1997 as a Directing Staff on the teaching faculty in the rank of Colonel.
(e) Posted as a Colonel (Director) at Army Headquarters, New Delhi from July 1997 to July 2000, as controller dealing with all aspects of promotion/competitive examinations of all Army officers.
(f) As an instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun in the rank of Captain from June 1979 to December 1981.
9. Other Experience/Exposure.
(a) Strategy formulation at macro levels as a Corps Commander (with 95,000 troops under his command) to tackle various internal problems in six states in the North East and on the borders with China, Myanmar and Bangladesh from August 2009 to March 2011. Also ensuring implementation on ground, and early completion of various projects. Regular interactions with Governors, Chief Ministers, and senior state govt officials of these states.
(b) While being posted at the National Defence College, New Delhi, interacted with renowned intelligentsia, ambassadors and high commissioners of various countries, and senior govt officials to organise lectures/talks on various issues at national/ international levels from Jan 2007 to Feb 2009.
(c) Was leader of delegations to several countries including France, Belgium, Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar.
(d) Also formed part of delegations to Germany, Egypt, Kenya and Uganda.
(e) As a Brigadier and Colonel, held important appointments at headquarters in Kashmir, Kolkata and New Delhi.
(f) Vast experience of operations in Kashmir and the North-Eastern states.
(g) Served in United Nations missions in :-
- Rwanda (Africa) 1994-95
- Namibia and Angola (Africa) 1989-90
10. Awards/ Achievements.
a. PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal) on 26 January 2012 for exceptionally distinguished service as Deputy Chief, Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
b. UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal) on 26 January 2011 for exceptional operational achievements in the field as a Corps Commander commanding approximately 95,000 troops in North East India. Was responsible for operations in six states and also for strengthening Indian posture on the India - China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
c. AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal) on 26 January 2008 for extremely distinguished service in the Kashmir Valley as General Officer Commanding a counter insurgency force of 23 battalions.
d. VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal) on 26 January 1996 for highly distinguished service while commanding his battalion (1/3 Gorkha Rifles) in United Nations mission in Rwanda (Africa) in 1994-95.
e. Chief of the Army Staff Commendation card for certain achievements while commanding his battalion in Rwanda (Africa) in 1994-95.
11. Contact Details.
Mobile : 9829427215
E-mail id : [email protected]
Bhuvneshwari Kumari is a former woman squash champion of India. She was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1982 and Padma Shri in 2001 for her achievements in Squash. Bhuvneshwari Kumari ,also known as Princess Candy was born to the royal family of Alwar in Rajasthan on 1 September 1960 and is the granddaughter of Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur.
She was educated at Delhi University. She was Women’s National Squash Champion for 16 years in a row from 1977 to 1992. She is winner of 41 State titles and 2 International titles (Kenyan Open 1988 and 1989).
Maharani Mandakini Kumari belongs to Santrampur in eastern Gujarat. She is a keen homemaker, having restored the Shri Joraver Vilas in Santrampur which is now run as a boutique homestay.
She is working on restoring other heritage palaces belonging to the family, as well as heritage buildings and temples in and around Santrampur. Mandakini Kumari is also the director of Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy, which was started by her mother in law, Late Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari.
The academy holds workshops to keep alive the royal Ghoomar dance form of Rajasthan. Mandakini Kumari also heads various social and charitable trusts in Santrampur. She was the parent representative of the Mayo College Girls’ School Committee for 5 years.
Ms. Nandita Singhal, a successful entrepreneur, is the CBO at Secure Meters, an Electrical/ Electronic Manufacturing Unit, Udaipur. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Council of Advisors, at Secure, steering development from a design, usability and communications perspective.
A graduate from the Lady Sriram College, New Delhi, she is an alumna of the prestigious Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun. Well known in social circles as a person who is deeply committed to social causes, Ms Singhal is at the forefront of several community welfare programs in the state.
While bringing up her children she developed an interest in education, especially when exposed to the methods used in the UK. This coupled with a realisation that ‘Sanskar’ is built both in the home and at school; therefore a values-based approach which allows exploration and questioning in education is important. She enjoys thinking about how we can make this possible in schools in Udaipur, as this is our karma bhumi.
A First Class Graduate in Economics and an MBA in Finance, Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur (IAS -1986) was also the Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) He has worked in various positions including Principal Secretary Finance, Government of Rajasthan, Assistant to the Executive Director (representing India, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland) of the African Development Bank in Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia and at several other distinguished positions.
He was appointed as the Additional Secretary in the NITI Aayog in 2016. NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India policy think-tank established by the Narendra Modi government, with an aim to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India.
Mr. Ashok Patni comes from a family with a whole-sale business in grains. But his determination-fuelled persona was made for the larger picture. With his inherent values, deep-rooted ambition, consistent endeavors and his insistence towards settling for nothing less than success, he has built R K Group, piece by piece.
In May 1989, Mr. Patni founded R K Marble with a clear objective of raising the nascent company to be the most respected and recommended in the world of architecture and design. Today, with competitive cutting-edge technology for mining and processing, the company holds the Guinness Book Record for being the largest marble producer in the world.
The fledgling company that Mr. Patni started, has established itself as a global leader. Mr. Patni's principles of honesty, integrity, transparency and quality are currently being applied, under his supervision, in the making of a global cement brand, Wonder Cement. Distinguished as the best quality cement by end-users, certified and top-rated by numerous independent agencies, Wonder Cement is taking quantum leaps towards success. Mr. Patni is a patron of sustainable development, and the strictness in following the environmental laws by R K Group is more because of his passion than imposed rules.
He is an active champion of spreading plantation and greenery. His passion towards his work and his dedication towards the betterment of society as a whole can be seen in the extensive wide-scale welfare programs undertaken by the company. He is rightfully "The Pillar of Leadership, commitment, and dedication", whose visionary attributes continue to visualize company's unforeseen success.
Shri Shailendra Agrawal, an IAS officer from the 1986 batch of the ,Rajasthan cadre, is a Post graduate in Chemistry .His earlier assignments include Director, Commerce Ministry, Govt of India, Commissioner Udaipur, District Collector of Ajmer. Currently Shri Agrawal is First Secretary,Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, Geneva.
Previously Maharaj Kumari Nivritti Kumari Singh Deo, hails from the Royal family of Patna Bolangir (Odisha). She is the only child of her parents, His Highness Maharaja Saheb Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Her Highness Maharani Sahiba Sangeeta Kumari Devi.
Schooling: The Convent of Jesus & Mary School, New Delhi (up till Year 9)The British School, New Delhi (GCSE- ‘O’ Levels & GCE- ‘A’ Levels) (Year 10 to 13).
College: Studied Hospitality, Finance & Revenue Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education (G.I.H.E), Switzerland.
Work experience: While in Switzerland, Maharaj Kunwarani Sahiba was part of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders team which is formed for seniors to tutor their juniors in particular subjects.She interned with the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces at the Crowne Plaza London St. James and 51 Buckingham Gate in London as a Front Office Management Trainee from June till December 2007. Maharaj Kunwarani Sahiba was also part of the Student Government in her senior year at G.I.H.E and held the post of Secretary.
She worked with the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces as a Sales Representative from June 2010 till May 2011 and was based out of Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.At the same time, she was actively involved in politics and campaigned tirelessly, to support her parents in Bolangir, during the Municipal, Panchayat, Assembly as well as the General Elections.
Family Background : Maharaja Saheb is presently a Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (5th Term) from Patnagarh constituency in Bolangir district and is the Leader of the B.J.P Legislative Party in the Odisha Assembly.
He has previously held the post of Cabinet Minister of Industry & Public Enterprise (2000 – 2004) and Cabinet Minister for Urban Development & Public Enterprise (2004 – 2009) in the B.J.D & B.J.P. coalition government in Odisha. He has also held the post of State President of the B.J.P in Odisha. Kunwarani Sahiba’s mother, Maharani Sahiba has been a 3 term Member of Parliament from Bolangir district in the 12th, 13th & 14th Lok Sabha from the B. J. P. In January 2014, she married Maharaj Kumar Saheb Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur and later that year, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Bhanwar Baisa Mohlakshika Kumari Mewar of Udaipur. Currently, Kunwarani Sahiba is a Home Maker and is enjoying bringing up their daughter.
The House of Mewar has always been striving towards maintaining the age old customs, traditions and rituals. Being the daughter in law, the responsibily is immense, to ensure that these values are passed on to the next generation. Coming from the East to the West of the country, she is interested and keen to know about the new and different customs, traditions, rituals and the various colours that are associated with each festival in Mewar. Additionaly, she is keen on the history, especially in the history of the State that she comes from- Patna Bolangir (Odisha) and the State that she is married into- Mewar (Rajasthan), she enjoys travelling, reading books and keeping abreast of current affairs.
Shereen Bhan (born 20 August 1976) is an Indian journalist and news anchor. She is the Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18. Shereen took over as managing editor of CNBC-TV18 from 1 September 2013.
She is from a Kashmiri Hindu family. She did her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kashmir and also at Air Force Bal Bharati School (A.F.B.B.S) Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Bhan graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in Philosophy and a master's in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, with film and television as her area of specialization.
Career : Shereen Bhan has an experience of 15 years, 14 of which were spent in tracking corporate, policy news and events that defined the business landscape in India. She began her career working as a news-researcher for Karan Thapar in his production house Infotainment Television. She joined UTV's News and Current Affairs division and produced shows like We the People for Star TV and Line of Fire for SAB TV.
She has been responsible for breaking a range of news stories that have redefined the Indian economic landscape in recent times and has also interviewed some of the biggest names in business and politics, both domestic and global. Shereen is also the Anchor & Editor of Young Turks, one of India's longest running shows on entrepreneurs – a section that over the last 13 years has successfully built a niche category in business news programming. She hosts Overdrive, which won the News Television Award for the 'Best Auto Show' for three consecutive years.
She heads the channel's special feature programming that carries several pioneering shows such as Ministers of Change and What Women Want. Over the course of her 14-year tryst with business journalism, Shereen has been the recipient of the 'Best Business Talk Show' award at the News Television awards for two years consecutively.
She also won the 'FICCI Woman of the Year' award for her contribution to the Media in 2005, and was named a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum. She won the ‘Best Business Anchor Award’ at the ‘News Television Awards’ in 2013. Bhan anchors and produces several shows like Young Turks, India Business Hour, The Nation's Business and Power Turks.]She also anchors and puts together CNBC-TV18's ground events like the Managing India brainstorm and the CNBC Industry Vectors.
Awards * In April 2005, she was awarded the FICCI Woman of the Year award. Women's magazine Femina included her among the 20 Beautiful Faces of the year in its September 2005 issue. * She was featured on the cover of Verve magazine's December 2008 issue * Shereen figured among the 50 most Beautiful Women in the Vogue October 2008 issue. * In 2009, the World Economic Forum named her as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2009.