Speakers at TEDxIIMRanchi 2016
Maj D.P Singh
Maj Devender Pal Singh is a Kargil War hero, India’s first blade runner and a double limca record holder. Declared dead on arrival at the hospital during Kargil War, luck favoured Maj D P Singh and he was eventually revived from his deathbed. However, the incident cost him his
right leg. Around 40 shrapnels embedded are still present inside his various body parts. Through his NPO “The Challenging Ones”, he is actively involved in motivating other physically challenged. Through training others, he aims to bring medals in Paralympics for India.
Alok Dixit is a journalist turned social activist. As the founder member of 'Stop Acid
Attacks' movement, he has been working towards helping and empowering acid attack
survivors. His efforts include “Sheroes Hangout”, a Café close to Taj Mahal being run by
acid attack survivors.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Listed as one of the world's 100 most influential people by TIME magazine, Dr. Vikram
Patel, is a psychiatrist and researcher best known for his work on child development and
mental disability in low-resource settings.
He serves on four Government of India Committees including ‘The Mental Health Policy
Group’ which drafted India’s first national mental health policy.
As a co-founder of the NGO Sangath and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he helps spread the simple yet profound
idea of mental health for all.
An MBA from NMIMS Mumbai, Sankalp is not only a high performing management
professional but also an author and a speaker whose subject involves the ‘Art of Storytelling’.
He intends to popularize storytelling in the academic as well as the professional domain as he
believes storytelling significantly improves people’s
understanding of a subject.
Subhash Subbier is Coordinator at Isai Ambalam School. Part of Auroville Experimental
township, it is one of the India’s pioneers in experimental education. It started as for
catering needs of young adults who were dropouts from other learning establishments.
For the last 10 years the school has been successfully specializing in conducting
experiments in education by adopting innovative, effective and comprehensive
educational methods that make learning easier, faster, more joyous and holistic.
Ramanuj is co-founder of education startup iPleaders which aims at making law
accessible through mass legal education including teaching women how to enforce
their legal rights.
He had also founded CLAThacker.com (a web 2.0 platform for law aspirants) in
2008, to make legal education and knowledge that helps one to get into top law
schools in the country more accessible. In July 2013 he founded SuperLawyers,
curating career insights of lawyers from India, to build a breed of super lawyers.