LIST OF SPEAKERS AND MOTIVATORS

MR. ANIL KAPOOR

Working as Associate Professor at University Institute of Media Studies, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab. His areas of specialization in journalism include news reporting, article and feature writing on social, rural and agricultural development, health, science, civic and environmental issues besides investigative reporting and writing about a variety of other issues plaguing society. Human rights violations, various crimes and legal news and issues had also been the topics of his hundreds of write-ups. Editing for print media is another field where he is quiet good at having edited the HT’s education supplements ‘Horizons’ in 2000. Also, he has reasonably good knowledge of public relations as practiced in government and private sectors. Advertisement copy writing is another avenue he evinces keen interest in. Among his other choicest subjects of interest in journalism and mass communication include Media Laws and Ethics. His consolidated experience of over 37 years as a teacher of journalism and mass communication at some top ranking universities of India, and his having headed the public relations departments of the Panjab University, Pantnagar University and some reputed private educational institutions has given him an added advantage. Having worked as a journalist in various capacities with some leading English and language newspapers, and as an advertisement content/copy writer with a prominent advertising company also lent him desired credence, credibility and recognition required for being a suitable university teacher of journalism, which he fully utilizes while teaching. He has also participated in a number of Seminars and Workshops organised by various universities, Government of India departments and media organizations on Mass Media, Journalism and Public Relations related issues.

MR. RAMANDEEP SINGH SIDHU

Currently working as Biz Dev and HR Head (Engineering Services Group) with Aerosphere Consultant with a few IT companies and startups Graduate in engineering & a Post Graduate in Human Resource from Symbiosis, Ramandeep possesses over 15 years of experience in sales and human resource management across various organizations. An HR Head now turned mentor with many years of management experience in FMCG, Telecom, Banking and Retail. After having worked for over 15 years with Bharat Petroleum, Reliance Telecom and Reliance Industries Ltd in diverse fields of sales, business excellence, performance management, people skills enhancement & quality management. Mr. Sidhu’s last assignment was as Director-Human Resource with Netsmartz India Infotech Pvt Ltd. Enjoys cycling, gardening and petting. A philanthropist, dog lover and training enthusiast, Mr. Sidhu likes to work closely with the youth of the country to ensure that each one is provided with the right guidance. Mr. Sidhu writes for many national and international journals and has been an active columnist in many leading publications.

MR. ANKUR MALHOTRA

Born in a family of an Army officer, Ankur Malhotra was born with a twinkle in his eye and it was abundantly clear to everyone around him that he will accomplish much at a young age. Ankur Malhotra possesses a charismatic personality, and stands out in a crowd of people with his sharp intellect and the confidence of a successful entrepreneur. An engineer from the prestigious Punjab Engineering College, equipped with an amazingly vast knowledge of his subject along with an outstanding record of co-curricular activities and distinction in sports, he followed a Masters in Business Administration from the reputed NMIMS, Mumbai. There were a number of good jobs that came his way but these could not lure him away from his dream project of beginning his own venture. Ankur is married to Isha Singh and is blessed with 2 lovely daughters. Ankur and Isha have been complimenting each other since 2004. Ankur Malhotra is also a distinguished member of the Young Indians, a sister body of the CII, India, where he is conducting talks in schools of the tricity and enlightening the young minds of today. He also has acute interest in organic farming and has developed his farms in the foothills of Shavlik. Every weekend Ankur spends time swimming, trekking and learning kick boxing. A multi-faceted personality, he is an avid sportsperson and has participated in the International Tennis Federation matches held recently. With an entrepreneurial vision, he forged ahead with unflinching determination to establish the TRINITibrand and today, it can boast of an enviable client list that includes all the leading colleges in the region. Ankur Malhotra became an author when Mc Graw Hil Publication came out withhis book titled ‘Campus Placements –A Comprehensive Guide’. The book, launched earlier this year, received massive response all over the country. He is also invited for interaction by the prestigious universities and business schools. His journey of success continues and recent years have been a witness to the fact that ‘believers are achievers’ and no dream is too big and no dreamer too small.

RITU SINGAL

Mrs. Ritu Singal, L.L.M. Gold Medalist and recipient of prestigious award of “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2011” for Leaders of Tomorrow Awards by ET Now Pan India, is Managing Director of Raglan Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer of Real Estate Business in the region and Winner Nippon Leatherette Pvt. Ltd. manufacturing PU/ PVC Synthetic Leather and PP Non-woven textile. Major challenge was to carve a niche for herself in a man’s world which she could do very convincingly. To win the trust and confidence of the employees, she kept on moving forward with calm but dynamic disposition which led to the acceptance of a ‘Woman’ as a leader. Not succumbing to social pressures, she stepped out of house to prove her mantle. Knowing that to run industry and command respect, she should be technically sound, she set out on overseas trips to learn production techniques. Competition with Chinese products, global recession, financial liabilities and legal issues were dealt successfully with her great assets, i.e. patience and focused mind. Mrs. Singal is an active member of several social societies/ clubs including the ‘Soka Gakkai International’ a worldwide famous social organization and the ‘Rotary Club Midtown, Chandigarh’. She is also an active member of ‘Sankalp’ a society contributing towards education of needy youth to achieve their mission of becoming IAS officers. Similarly Ritu is a core member of Udyan Shalini Fellowship Programme at Panchkula chapter run by Udyan Care to sponsor the higher education and personality development in girls. She is also associated with John Maxwell Company New York as an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher & Speaker (her page can be visited at following link http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/ritusingal). Besides she is member of Chandigarh Management Association, Chandigarh. She is recipient of various commendations and Awards for her valuable contributions. She is a wonderful example of an outstanding woman having vital qualities of business management and heartily participation in social events as well. Ritu’s contribution towards the society doesn’t just end here. She has an active YouTube channel – Let’s Solve the Puzzle. Through her motivational and inspirational videos, she explains the most complex issues in a person’s life in the simplest manner. Her positivity also helps the viewers to bring the best out of them. One can view her videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72522WErY68IfFP_0rU-Pg. Her interview on ‘Women TV India’ in their program “We Talk” depicts the struggles as well as the traits of s successful leader. Besides, she has been a keynote speaker at prestigious universities and educational institutions like Banaras Hindu University

KETAN BHAGAT

From the outside, Ketan is a typical 40-year-old middle-class common man living in Mumbai. Other than being the brother of India’s most influential writer, and receiving an occasional compliment for his sense of humor, Ketan’s persona is so common that one doesn’t even need to describe it. Just look around, and you will see someone like him… saturated salary, protruding waistline, receding hairline, old marriage, rented house and a car which is on EMI. Often seen bribing police constables, watching television debates against corruption, passing time at the bar… the kind of person who sends more Facebook requests than he receives. His Twitter account has more tweets than followers. That’s Ketan Bhagat! Present everywhere, noticed nowhere. Yet, scratch the surface, and inside you would uncover a zealous storyteller waiting to take you through a powerful transformational journey. A few years ago, as fatherhood embraced Ketan, his world changed. While changing diapers, Ketan found his mindset changing. When the child took a bath, the father felt cleansed. As Ketan started experiencing such divine tranquility in his naughty toddler’s presence, a newfound wisdom and story tumbled out of the author. Child/God is that story. Every newborn is unique, perfect, happy and light. His parents are usually the opposite. Yet, parents teach the child. Believing every child to be God’s manifestation, Ketan has tried to learn from his child. Child/God is Ketan’s second novel. His first novel – Complete/Convenient – was a bestseller and was taken up by actor, producer Rahul Roy for a Bollywood adaptation. Before becoming a novelist, Ketan did stints with television and print media. Besides being a novelist, Ketan is also a popular motivational speaker. A sincere learner of the Holy Geeta, Ketan’s talks are an engaging mix of humor, real life examples, wisdom of our scriptures and a realization of how we ourselves our limiting our potential. Ketan speaks regularly for industry bodies, corporate, universities, schools and literary events. Examples include Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gartner, iGate, Tata Consultancy Services, Ramco Systems, IIT, Lovely Professional University and Chitkara University. Currently, he is scripting a Hindi movie for producer Raja Menon. To pay his daily bills, Ketan works for an IT MNC in Mumbai.