The Nag Foundation also supports and hosts conferences with
the theme of promoting research and education in all fields including Cancer Care.

Aage Badhaao
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 were:

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.

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.

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.

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, iKheti.

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.

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

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