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

 

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

Dr S. K. Ramesh

 

 

  • Dr Ramesh is deeply committed to Assistive Technology sector. He started 2 graduate programs in Assistive Technology in 2010 at CSUN (California State University at Northridge).
  • Dr Ramesh is helping VOSAP to harness potential of Assistive Technology sector to enable Specially Abled People.
  • Brief introduction here

 

Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi (2016 – July 2021)

 

 

  • Minister of State, External affairs and MoS, Culture Govt. of India
  • 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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)