PUNE INSPIRE is a landmark event, which aims at showcasing the very best of eminent
speakers, who will be giving inspiring 20-minute discourse to encapsulate their ideas
that would change minds, paradigms and entire society. The speakers for the evening
Dr. Charu Apt– a neurosurgeon, is the Chairman & Managing Director of Sahyadri
Hospitals. After the realization of his dream project “Sahyadri Speciality Hospital” at
Deccan Gymkhana Pune, in 2004, the chain rapidly spread across Maharashtra. Today
the chain has twelve network hospitals with over one-thousand beds.
Sahyadri Speciality Hospital also has facilities in haematology, oncology and
oncosurgery, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics and joint
replacement as well as a blood bank.
A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Joi Barua – is a singer, musician, and lead vocalist of the band Joi, He has lent his voice
to many Indian movies including 2010's Filmfare Award Winner (Soundtrack) Udaan
and National Film Award Winner Dev D. He was invited as a Fellow at the first INK
Conference in 2010, a TED affiliated multidisciplinary conference, and as an INK
Speaker in 2011.
Marc Cremer – Founder, Green Tokri, GreenTokri was established in 2001 by Dr. Marc
Cremer and his wife Benedikte in partnership with Mr. Zaheer J. Vakil and Mr.
Mohiuddin Mulla. It all started as Marc’s hobby and his desire to have fresh lettuce in
India. Today, GreenTokri’s home delivery distribution network has grown to cover all
areas of Pune.
LOVE BEFORE SERVICE – THE WORK OF MAHER
Sister Lucy Kurien – Founder, Maher,, a remarkable community and interfaith refuge
for abused and destitute women and children, headquartered in Pune, India. Today,
Maher has spread its wings to several villages in Maharashtra, Kerala and Jharkhand
with more than 24 ongoing projects.
AN ACT OF GREEN
Priyanka Amar Shah – Ecopreneur, and an animal and nature lover who isenabling the
Urban Farming Concept at an Individual and an Institutional level through her company,
CRITICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE FOR RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE
Kumar Shiralkar – Activist After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he took
admission for M.Tech. at IIT Powai but chose to not join the University. Instead, he went
to work at Baba Amate’s Shramik Karyakrta Vidyapith at Somnath. Over the last 40
years, he has been working as an activist in tribal and rural areas and is looking at
alternative developmental models and methods which will help fulfil the livelihood
needs of the majority.
CREATING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH FLOW.
Hughen Thomas – Founder, Plazma Technologies His company, Plazma Technologies
Pvt. Ltd. has developed a revolutionary industrial robotic system that is transforming
the fabrication industry in India, U.S and the Middle East. Hughen attributes
these innovations to what he terms as the “Flow”. Flow is a process through which an
individual directly downloads from the universal consciousness. It is in this flow,
Plazma’s systems are now evolving into multi-tool robotic solution platforms.
A PANEL DISCUSSION on "MOULDING THE FUTURE" was held during the event with
the following panellist
General Arjun Ray, CEO, Indus International School
Ms. Parimal Chaudhari, Director, Praj Industries Ltd
Ms. Rajas Kasbekar, Advocate and Solictor, Partner at Little & Co
Dr. Shona Nag, Medical Oncologist & Trustee, Nag Foundation
Mr. Ravi Pandit, Co-Founder, Chairman & Group CEO KPIT Technologies
Ms. Naazneen Karmal, Forbes, Asia Editor
Ms. Nalini Sengupta, Founder and Principal of Vidya Valley School
MODERATOR: Aravind Chinchure, Chair Professor of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at the Symbiosis International University, Pune