Founder – Shri Pranav Desai

  • Shri Pranav Desai is an Engineer, MBA and Global IT business leader with 20 years of
    experience of
    working for large MNCs
  • Hon. Adviser to Dept. of Empowerment of PwD, Ministry of SJE, Govt. of India
  • Specially Abled Person with Polio since age of 4
  • Driving “Vision to Reality”, working with leaders and volunteers to sensitize and contribute to transform lives of 1 BN+ Specially Abled People

DR INDUMATHI RAO

  • Founder & Regional Adviser of CBR NETWORK
    (CBR NETWORK has special consultative status to UN ECOSOC and Associate member of Rehabilitation
    International)
  • Former member-National commission for persons with disabilities, Govt. of India
  • Social worker for over 38 years
  • Chairperson, Global partnership for Disability and development (GPDD, initiated by World Bank Trust
    Fund)

Advisory Team

Dr Bhushan Punani

  • Dr Punani is serving as Executive Secretary of Blind People’s Association, India’s largest NGO in the Disability Sector.
  • He graduated from IIM, Ahmdebad and dedicated to the cause.
  • He has been on several committees of Planning Commission of India, Human Resource & development Ministry, Govt of India.
  • Dr Punani has published 218 papers, 83 articles and 8 books on the subject of integrated education, community based rehabilitation etc.
  • Brief introduction here

Martin Sweeney

  • As a parent, activist and Assistive Technology consultant, Martin Sweeney has over 25 years
    of experience in the field of Assistive Technology. Sweeney served as managing director of
    the California AT Network and was a founding director of the Assistive Technology Project
    for the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center in Los Angeles.
  • Currently, Sweeney is working as a development partner for the India America Assistive
    Technology Exchange (IAATE), a project to establish a professional development exchange
    among Indian and American educators, assistive technology specialists, healthcare
    professionals, AT vendors, designers, engineers, AT-users, families and disability rights
    advocates.

Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi

  • A lifelong ardent supporter of rights of the under-privileged, Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi is a
    lawyer by profession and has practiced at the Supreme Court of India. She is Member of
    Parliament of current Lok Sabha from New Delhi.
  • She is Vice Chairperson of JPM, Blind School in New Delhi and Joint Secretary of the Blind
    Relief Association, Delhi. She has served as the special committee member of the NCW
    (National Commission for Women).
  • Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi is leading the cause of Voice of SAP in Indian parliament along with
    other MPs, sharing VOSAP vision to accelerate Social Transformation by giving voice,
    promoting perspective in parliament for inclusive bills, addressing needs of Specially Abled
    People.

Dr Yashwant Pathak

  • Dr Yashwant Pathak has degrees in M.S., Ph.D. and Executive MBA. He is Associate Dean for
    Faculty Affairs at University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida.
  • Dr Pathak has travelled extensively over 75 countries and has been actively involved with
    Sewa International, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA.
  • He has organized several international cultural conferences, including the World Hindu
    Conference at Durban in 1995, attended by more than 45,000, people and addressed by
    President Nelson Mandela.
  • Dr Pathak is advising VOSAP for its Global outreach to mobilize NRIs for the cause of VOSAP.

Dr. Mallika Nadda

  • Dr. Mallika Nadda is currently the Vice Chairperson of Special Olympics in India and the
    Secretary of “Chetna Sanstha” in HP, India.
  • She has dedicated her life in activities related to Specially Abled and Women empowerment
    that have brought her accolades and awards from all over India for her exceptional service
    excellence in all fields from Special Olympics to enrichment of lives through education.
  • She is the founder member of Viklang Sewa Bharti, a volunteer organization in Jabalpur.
  • She is associated with the Red Cross and Indian Council for Child Welfare and advises many
    organizations in the field.

Shri Rohit Shah

  • Shri Rohit Shah is an industrialist, served as the Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee
    at GCCI.
  • Shri Rohit Shah is a successful business owner and an active executive member of Gujarat
    Chamber of Commerce and Industries for more than 25 years.
  • He has contributed immensely in the Lion’s club and Jaycee Club towards volunteering and
    leadership development in the young generation.

Shri Shantanu Gupta

Political Analyst, Youth Activist

  • Shantanu has worked with a leading policy think tank, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), for
    policy research and advocacy for education domain.
  • Shantanu has worked as management and consultant for about a decade across several countries
    including India, Switzerland, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel and UK before leaving the corporate
    career for his passion to be in the social sector.
  • Shantanu is a post graduate from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Uni of Sussex
    (UK), Post Graduate in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Shashi Shekhar

CEO, Prasar Bharati and Social Media Strategist

  • Shashi is a Digital Strategist and Innovator with nearly 20 years of experience in the
    Information Technology Industry. Shashi is also a well-known Blogger and Commentator on
    Politics and Public Policy in India.
  • More populary known as Offstumped, Shashi’s blog was one of the first efforts to to advance
    a Center Right Nationalist Political View on the Internet.
  • During the 2014 Campaign Shashi was spearheading the India272+ Digital Volunteering Platform
    for Shri Narendra Modi’s Campaign.

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