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National Student Parliament is on Date: Friday, 22th January 2021 & Saturday, 23rd January 2021

Speakers 2021

Session I

Mr. Ram Bhogale Mr. Ram Bhogale Chairman

Bhogale Automotive Pvt. Ltd

Prof. Parimal Merchant Prof. Parimal Merchant Director

Global Family Managed Business Program

Mr. Hanmant Ramdas Gaikwad Mr. Hanmant Ramdas Gaikwad Chairman

Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Vikas Group (BVG) India Limited

Mr. Manish Maloji Patil Mr. Manish Maloji Patil Director

Samruddhi industries Limited” Sangli

Session II

Mrs. Jyotsana Ekbote Mrs. Jyotsana Ekbote Efficient Corporator


Sachin Sawant Sachin Sawant
General Secretary & Spokesperson

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

Medha Kulkarni Indian Politician

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Vidya Chavan Vidya Chavan Artist


Shivang Mathur Moderator

Session III

Mr. Kunal Joshi Mr. Kunal Joshi Techanical Consultant Ministry of Road Transport and Highway Goverment of India

New Delhi

Session IV

Session V

Admiral Sunil Lanba Retd. Admiral Sunil Lanba Former Navy Chief & Current Chairman- National Maritime Foundation.

Retd. General V P Malik Retd. General V P Malik Former Army Chief

ashish-singh Ashish Singh Moderator

Chief Guest Valedictory Function

Ramchandra Neelkanth Bhogale is a Mechanical Engineer with the business experience of 38 years. He has worked extensively in the field of Engineering, Finance and Banking, Hospital and Health care Industry Management. He has also chaired the trust of a banking institute and also a hospital. Both the organizations have witnessed a promising growth under his leadership.

He has contributed to the development of the region; he led the Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA). On the account of his capabilities and contribution to the development of industry in the region, he has been elected twice as the President of the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MACCIA)

He has an impeccable reputation as an ethical businessman. He is well known amongst the society for his selfless and principle oriented advice.

Prof.Parimal Merchant is the Director of Global Family Managed Business Program at SP Jain School of Global Management (from November 2014 – Present)

He was the Director – Family Managed Business, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, India (1992 –September 2014)

He has worked as the Manager, Sushil Finance Consultants (1986-1992) and Consultant at Shrikant Consultants (1982-1986)

  • • He holds Ph.D from BITS, Pilani, India (2018)
  • • ICWAI, AICWAI, India (1982)
  • • BGL from University of Mumbai, India (1982)
  • • B. Com, University of Mumbai, India (1980)
  • • His research interest includes Family Managed Business in Asian context
His research publications include

The Role of Quality of Relations in Succession Planning of Family Businesses in India Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business

Factors Influencing Family Business Continuity in the Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)Journal of Family and Economic Issues (JFEI)


Family Business continuity concerns in the Indian SME segmentInternational conference on Evidence Based Management 2017 (ICEBM), BITS, Pilani, India, March 2017, Adjudged as the best paper in the Strategy section


Received Best Teacher Award for outstanding contribution to teaching and education (Family Business Management Education) from Higher Education Forum, India in September 2014

Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Vikas Group (BVG) India Limited, (largest integrated services company)

Completed education from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and Government Polytechnic Pune

  • • Indian entrepreneur, on the mission to positively impact 100 million lives & dedicated to Progress Of Humanity.
  • • Born in rural India with a humble background, ventured into entrepreneurship to helprural youth job opportunities.
  • • Started BVG in 1997 as a housekeeping outfit and pioneered the mechanized housekeeping industry in India.
  • • The group has become India’s Largest Socio-Commercial Organisation
  • • Dedicated focus on recruiting rural youth, women, widows, etc and training them forworld-class service.

While working at Tata Motors, Mr. Gaikwad earned recognition from company management for his efforts in saving huge costs for the company


Mr. Gaikwad is the recipient of several awards for his social and entrepreneurial initiatives and has spoken at international conferences.

  • • Recipient of LokmatMaharashtrian of the Year Award in 2011
  • • Featured in RashmiBansal's book Connect The Dots, a collection of inspiring stories about entrepreneurs
  • • Recipient of ABP MajhaPuraskar

Mr. Manish M. Patil, obtained his B.E. (Electronics) degree in 1991 from Shivaji University Kolhapur, and M.Tech. (Electronics Design Technology) from C.E.D.T. Aurangabad Unit in June 2000. He has total teaching and industry experience of 26 years. He founded and successfully operated, Samruddhi TBI Foundation”, to channelize CSR funds from “Samruddhi industries Limited” Sangli. At the same time, he also handled responsibilities in a capacity of CEO for Shivaji Center for innovation incubation and Linkages (SCIIL) Shivajiuniversity. In a capacity of “Head, Research & Development”, he had built R&D team and delivered commercially successful products for “Rajdeep Info-Techno Pvt. Ltd. Pune.” He had delivered Indigenous Highway Traffic Management Solution”. He is founder of “Regional laboratory for Applied Research and Development” and Ergoptix Mediquip Pvt. Ltd.

He has successfully developed and delivered more than 8 products for Highway traffic management and Toll Management Systems while contributing as head of industrial R&D through Academic Institution. He also has developed 2 technology Products for surgeons and doctors and commercializing through Channel Partners.

He had initiated and worked on Industry University Interaction Program with support from Intel higher education and CADENCE University Program in India. He has contributed at many Institutes and IITs as a resource person for faculty training. He has published total 19 papers in conferences and journals. He has two design Protections and six trademarks registered under his name through patentattorney.

Sarpanch, Medankarwadi , Chakan , Pune

Education-Master's degree in Political Leadership & Government (MPG) from MIT School of Government

Career - Former Secretary - BJYM Maharashtra at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Prof. Mrs. Jyotsna G. Ekbote is a Joint Secretary of Progressive Education Society, a reputed educational corporate institute in the State of Maharashtra w.e.f. 01/01/2014. Progressive Education Society is an educational trust managed by teachers only. It was founded in year 1934 by Late Shri Shankarraoji Kanitkar along with his 5 teacher colleagues. This educational trust is presently managed by the eminent teachers. It started with a humble beginning with a High School at Shivajinagar, Pune 5, but presently manages more than 60 different educational institutions in seven different campuses. P.E. Society is catering to the education from the Nursery, in Marathi and English Medium, to the post graduate education in Science, Arts, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Agriculture Biotechnology, Law Faculty and Physiotherapy under the auspices of the Society, through it’s more than 58 institutions in and around Pune City. Presently, Business Council of P.E. Society has 36 Governing Council members and more than 3500 teaching and non-teaching staff members, are under its employ.

General Secretary & Spokesperson, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

Education- BE Electronics, IT Consultant

Early and Personal Life– Sachin Sawant is IT Consultant by Profession

Career– He has served as general secretary, Spokesperson, In charge communication of the

Maharashtra Pradesh congress committee and Former MLA, Mumbai Suburaban

Medha Vishram Kulkarni is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party

Kulkarni is a first term member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from the Kothrud assembly constituency in Pune where she won against Chandrakant Mokate of Shiv Sena. She is only one of the two women members in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Pune and belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Part.

Amrut Bang has led the NIRMAN initiative since 2008 and is involved in shaping up the strategy, building partnerships, recruitment, fund raising, and project management. He also fulfils the much needed role of mentor and guide to all those involved in the NIRMAN process. Prior to NIRMAN, he worked in Symantec Corp. for a year after he received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University. He also holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Leadership from University of Pennsylvania where he received the prestigious Richard J. Estes Global Citizenship Award for demonstrated commitment to social impact. Besides his role in NIRMAN, he is an RTI activist and has managed to bring a change in the state government’s policy to ensure availability of doctors in tribal and rural areas. He is also a part of the SEARCH Executive Committee, and was an invitee member of the brainstorming group by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India to plan national level youth development initiatives.

Amrut is a self-learner and did not go to school till 10th standard. As he was exempted from the stifling influence of schooling, he maintains a healthy curiosity that is exhibited in his wide range of interests, from music and nature to chess and swimming. He is a voracious reader, with a photographic memory, who is particularly interested in physics and evolution. He also writes Bollywood inspired songs on social issues, from hand washing to employment guarantee scheme. He is married to Dr. Aarti Bang who is a NIRMANee and works as a psychiatrist in SEARCH. Amrut is a total- teetotaler and will never say no to a cup of tea!

Bring together an unwavering passion for diabetes care and education with sheer commitment of improving the

lives of diabetics, which is what Dr. Sunil Gupta, is all about. As on 6th June 2020, he has organized and contributed towards 2181 programs (918 Hello Diabetes Education Programs for diabetics, 884 Continuous Medical Education programs for doctors, 330 Diabetes Screening Camps, 49 Diet Exhibitions and 221 mass education programs through AIR & TV) since last 25 years; i.e. 78 programs/year or 1.5 programs/week.

This has directly aided 3,14,507 Medical Professionals and 1,60,030 Diabetics and their care takers. Through his mass education Hello Diabetes campaign, lakhs of rural & urban populations of discrete culture, teachers, Juvenile Diabetics, school students, dieticians, nurses, Pharmacists, Government officials, NGOs, MNCs, Banks, LIC, WCL, MECL, MOIL, Railways, police community, CRPF Jawans, Journalists, and even jail mates have been benefited.

Prakash Baba Amte is a social worker from Maharashtra, India. Amte and his wife, Mandakini Amte, were awarded the Magsaysay Award for 'Community Leadership'[1] in 2008 for their philanthropic work in the form of the Lok Biradari Prakalp amongst the Madia Gonds in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and the neighbouring states of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh. In November 2019 he was awarded with ICMR Lifetime Achievement Award by Bill Gates.

Amte is the son of Magsaysay awardee Baba Amte. He obtained a medical degree from Government Medical College (GMC), Nagpur.

In 1973, Amte moved to Hemalkasa to start the Lok Biradari Prakalp, a project for the development of tribal people, most of whom were the Madia Gond in the forests of Gadchiroli district.[3] He lived and worked there for almost twenty years performing emergency surgical procedures without electricity. The project transformed into a hospital, Lok Biradari Prakalp Davakhana, a residential school, Lok Biradari Prakalp Ashram Shala, and an orphanage for injured wild animals, the Amte's Animal Park. The project provides health care to about 40,000 individuals annually. The Lok Biradari Prakalp Ashram School has over 600 students, residents and day scholars.

Amte has published two autobiographies, Prakashvata (Pathways to Light), originally written in Marathi and now translated into English, Gujarati and Kannada, and Raanmitra (Jungle Friends).

Amte has received many national and international awards, which include:
  • • 2014 - Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice.
  • • 2012 - Lokmanya Tilak Award[9] - Jointly with his brother Vikas Amte
  • • 2009 - Godfrey Philips Lifetime Achievement Award
  • • 2008 - Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership - jointly with his wife Mandakini Amte
    Citation: "In electing Prakash Amte and Mandakini Amte to receive the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes their enhancing the capacity of the Madia Gonds to adapt positively in today's India, through healing and teaching and other compassionate interventions."
  • • 2002 - Padma Shri, Government of India[10]
  • • 1995 - The Principality of Monaco issued a postal stamp to honour Prakash and Mandakini Amte
  • • 1984 - Adivasi Sevak Award, from Government of Maharashtra, India
  • • 2019 - Lifetime Achievement Award from ICMR presented by Bill Gates

Citation: "In electing Prakash Amte and Mandakini Amte to receive the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes their enhancing the capacity of the Madia Gonds to adapt positively in today's India, through healing and teaching and other compassionate interventions."

In his vast career of 15 years Rashid Hashmi has anchored, debated and reported news varying from parliamentary and assembly elections to terrorist attacks, budgets, exclusive interviews, shows from border areas etc. He is one of the most prominent face of India News and news industry

Shivani Sharma is a journalist currently working as news editor and anchor with Republic TV. Journalist for 14+ years. TV presenter for 13+ years.Co-author: Ace Against Odds, Sania Mirza's autobiography Specialties: Primetime anchoring, news production, handling desk and reporting deployments, planning and content strategy. Experience in Emceeing, writing and production of special shows.

Pratik Sinha is the co-founder and editor of Alt News. Previously, he's worked in multiple technology companies as a software engineer with his main focus area being wireless and embedded systems. He's also a member of Jan SangharshManch, a civil liberties organisation based in Ahmedabad.

Manoranjan Bharati (Baba) – Senior Executive Editor – Political, NDTV India. After graduating with both a Batchelor’s and Master’s degree in Science from Patna University, Manoranjan did a Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi and joined Parakh, a weekly current affairs magazine produced by VinodDua and telecast on Doordarshan. Manoranjan then joined NDTV and has been a core member of NDTV’s programming since 1996.

Chetan Sharma is one of India’s better-known televisions faces. He has been involved in various capacities in India’s media economic finance business education and human resource space in his span of 30 years of working Life. As a media person, Chetan has spent 20 years in senior editorial positions in almost all the top recognized media houses of India (Including NDTV CNBC Bloomberg TV Today Zee Network)

She is an Artist. She has graduated from JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. She has contested the Loksabha, Mumbai Corporation elections. She is associated with Ghar Hakka Jagruti Trust and Maa Mamta. Her key achievements in Public service are: Worked for slumdwellers now SGNP, Helped National park people in getting houses, Helped SRA affected people, Fought against corruption,Formed Lok Niradhar organisation.