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Nirali Kartik

Nirali Kartik is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist from Mumbai, India. NiraliKartik started to learn music at the young age of nine. A culturally rich environment at home provided the foundation for her art and nourished her creative abilities.MaatiBaani literally means " The Language of The Earth".Started by NiraliKartik and her husband Kartik Shah, it is an effort to put Indian Classical music within the different sounds, cultures, languages and voices of the world. They spend their time scouting musicians oninternet, approaching them and making music with them completely online.

Vithika Yadav

Vithika Yadav is a human rights professional, with more than ten years of experience of working on human trafficking, modern day slavery, sexual rights and gender rights. In 2007 she was awarded the Atlas Corps Fellowship in the category of young rising leader and development professional from India to serve in the USA. In 2012 she was awarded as one of the Top 99 under 33 young foreign policy leaders in the world by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in USA. Over the years, she has worked for premier organizations such as UN Office on Drugs and Crime, BBC World Service Trust, Free the Slaves and MTV EXIT.

HC Verma

Harish Chandra Verma (born 3 April 1952) is an Indian experimental physicist (Scientist) and professor in the Department of Physics at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India since 1994. His field of research is nuclear physics.He has authored several books on physics at the graduate, undergraduate and school levels. His two-volume work Concepts of Physics is highly esteemed by students and physics lovers for its depth and clarity of presentation of physics concepts. He has taken initiatives like ShikshaSopan to elevate the standard of physics education in India.

Ananth Ramesh

Designer of an autonomous reusable space transportation system capable of transferring astronauts to the ISS, service and deliver satellites and function as temporary satellite for up to 2 years.Team Indus’ mission to the Moon switches through 9 tracks. PSLV will be requested to push them to its maximum possible apogee. Our spacecraft would raise itself from this initial orbit to that of Moon’s distance. Once close enough, it would slow itself down prepping up for descent. They have designed 4 Earth bound orbits and 4 Moon bound orbits + 1 descent trajectory summing it up to 9 different consecutive paths that their spacecraft would take to reach the lunar surface

Dherandra Kumar

PsyIndia is completely devoted to well-being of human kind which encompasses mental health, also. Its mission is to provide a helping hand to all the sectors of human life, so that psychological distress can be reduced and well-being can be promoted.Under the able guidance of organization’s director, Dr. Dherandra Kumar (A Registered Clinical and Child psychologist) they seek to maintain high standards of professional excellence. He had been awarded as ‘Best Clinical Psychologist in Delhi for 2012’.