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CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Jai Bansal

Dr. Jai Bansal

Conference Convener

Abhaya Asthana

Dr. Abhaya Asthana

Advisor

Sanjay Mehta

Sanjay Mehta

Advisor

Gaurang Vaishnav

Gaurang Vaishnav

Advisor

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Amitabh Mittal

Coordinator - Website, Registration

Sohini

Sohini Sircar

Technology (IT), Master of Ceremonies (MC)

PUBLICATION,PUBLICITY & MEDIA RELATION

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Amitabh Mittal

Joint Secretary -VHPA

Ajay Shah

Dr. Ajay Shah

Exec VP - VHPA

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Shyam Tiwari

VP – VHPA Publications

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Vijay Pallod

Communication Director of Hindus for Greater Houston

PANEL 1 – HINDU WOMEN’S NETWORK

Neelam Jaiswal

Dr. Neelam Jaiswal

Senior scientist with 20+ years in corporate world; National event coordinator for Support A Child

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Manju Tiwari

Acclaimed administrator, Educator; Curriculum director at Atlanta Balvihar; taught Hindi at Emory Univ for12 years; involved in establishing Hindi courses at Georgia Tech

Jaya Asthana

Jaya Asthana

Clinical worker, long time VHPA karyakarta for Balvihar, Youth camps and many other children related activities

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Smita Daftardar

MS (Chem Eng) – IIT Mumbai; Hindi faculty at Georgia Tech; volunteer teacher at Atlanta Balvihar since 2006

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Neetu Sharma

Entrepreneur, educator & librarian; karyakarta for numerous VHPA activities

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Preeti Gupta

Works at a public-school system; karyakarta at Atlanta Balvihar, VHPA STARTALK Hindi Camps and Hindu Women's Network

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Veena Katdare

Long term volunteer for VHPA Balvihar Atlanta, HWN, SAC, HMEC, HMPC

Sabitha Venugopal

Sabitha Venugopal

Product Manager in telecom industry; copy editor for Hindu Vishwa;volunteer for Balvihar and Ekal

PANEL 2 – ADVOCACY

Rakhi

Rakhi Israni

President – Excel Test Prep

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Shyam Tiwari

VP – VHPA Publications

PANEL 3 – YOUNG CHILDREN

HansaDave

Hansa Dave

Teacher by profession, Sevika for local and national Hindu children’s groups

UmaNagarajan

Uma Nagarajan

Balagokulam teacher, yoga teacher and engineer

Jaya Asthana

Jaya Asthana

Clinical worker, long time VHPA karyakarta for Balvihar, Youth camps and many other children related activities

AmitaMehta

Amita Mehta

Balvihar shikshak; involve in kids’ activities in Mandir for many years

PritiShukla

Priti Shukla

Karyakarta for VHPA activities, a compassionate person who is always willing to learn something new in life

SnehaVashistha

Sneha Vashistha

High school sophomore, Chetna student at HTCI

RanjitaDave

Ranjita Dave

Home maker, Software developer, Balvihar & Mandir sevika

PANEL 4 – SEVA

Jayant Daftardar

Jayant Daftardar

Senior R&D Manager in semiconductor industry; Director of Support A Child Program

Mani Keeran

Mani Keeran

Founder and President of SCIFAR, a FinTech Startup

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Veena Katdare

Long term volunteer for VHPA Balvihar Atlanta, HWN, SAC, HMEC, HMPC

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Lakshmi Jampanaboyana

Platform Application Manager at Intel; President – VHPA Allentown Chapter

Nikhil Buch

Nikhil Buch

President – VHPA Connecticut Chapter

PANEL 5 – MINI THREADS (LIGHTNING TALKS)

Priya Samant

Priya Samant

Social impact advisor, changemaker

PANEL 6 – HAVAN (HINDU AMERICAN VANAPRASTHIS NETWORK)

Kumar Dave

Kumar Dave

Professional Engineer; Teacher - Bala Gokulam, Coordinator - Ekal Foundation & HAVAN

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Dr. Vinod Gupta

PhD (Imperial College, London), Working in R&D at Broadcom Inc.

PANEL 7 – HINDU YOUTH

Riddhi Patel (2)

Riddhi Patel

General Secretary – Hindu Student Council; BS (Biology &Pschyology) – Univ of Illinois; Lives and works in Chicago

Parth Parihar

Parth Parihar

Director of Advocacy - Hindu Student Council

Priya Radhakrishnan

Priya Radhakrishnan

Alumnus of Boston Univ and Illinois Univ; Working in finance and program management in biotech; long term association with HSC

Bhuvnesh Prabakar

Bhuvanesh Prabakar

President – HSC Chapter at Bridgewater High School, Deeply interested in Hindu advocacy and education

Rishma Chauhan

Rishma Chauhan

High school senior; Youth coordinator at Hindu Temple – Central Indiana

PANEL 8 – DHARMIC INSTITUTIONS

Sant Gupta

Sant Gupta

Business Development Executive; M. Tech (Elect Eng) – Univ of Florida; MBA - Rutgers

Ami Patel

Ami Patel

Co-Chair Hindu Mandir Executive Conference; Management professional with MBA from Western Univ - London (Canada)

Vallabha

Vallabha Tantry

Regulatory affairs associate with major medical device company; actively involved in Hindu Society of Minnesota

Sohini

Sohini Sircar

Treasurer – Hindu Student Council