Anand Kumar is an Indian mathematician and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines. He is best known for his Super 30 programme, which he started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, and which coaches economically backward students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). By 2017, 396 out of the 450 had made it to IITs and Discovery Channel showcased his work in a documentary. He has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission to IIT
Major Devender Pal Singh is a retired officer in the Indian Army. He is a Kargil war veteran, and is known as the India's first blade runner. After falling a million times, he has picked himself up, and as of today has more than 18 marathons to his credit. No wonder he has rightfully earned himself a column in Limca Book of Records “People of the year 2016”. Singh has begun a support group for amputees, The Challenging Ones, in 2011 to encourage and enable people like him to strive to rise above their disability through sports. The group has won many laurels in Paralympics sports at national and international level.The motto of the group is “I might be slow, but I keep my flow. I won’t stop till I reach the top.”
Sonam Wangchuk is the founder of SECMOL, an alternative school dedicated to students failed by the system. Along with his students, he created a ground breaking method of storing water - the Ice Stupa, thereby solving the water shortage problems of thousands of Ladakhi farmers. For this, he received the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise. In this talk, he illustrates the various issues with the present system of education and puts forth his vision to create a people’s university where students would learn through practical application and solving real life problems. Watch this talk and let Sonam Wangchuk paint a beautiful picture of what our education system could look like. Inventor, Engineer and an Education Reformist. Founder of SECMOL. Rolex Award recipient.
I love to build useful stuff from scratch. Built and grew TheBetterIndia.com - India's largest media platform dedicated to showcasing positive news. Led product management and built the entire e-commerce offering from scratch at hoopos.com - an ecommerce venture. Prior to that I also built the early versions of ngpay's mobile commerce app, designed and built ibibo's social networking platform, led a software team at Honeywell, published a book of short stories, trained as a theater artist. Love most things internet and mobile. Rated as one of the top Product Mentors for startups in India.
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