India Inclusion Summit - 2015

We are India Inclusion Summit, a community driven Initiative that brings together thought leaders from the field of inclusion to deliberate, discuss and take forward diverse talents available in our society. The Summit is an egalitarian platform attracting people from a range of fields.

We along with you aspire to create the world’s largest platform that fosters diversity and inclusion in the society. And, we dream to inspire 10 million lives in our journey of inclusion by 2020
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Feedback - IIS 2015

Yet another edition of India Inclusion Summit has come to a close. The speakers and hosts simply rocked the show and we as volunteers and participants relished and revelled in the positivity that came out of the summit. Over the last four years it has become a sort of annual ritual for all of us to come together at IIS and soak into each others joy and happiness. For the IIS organizing team, it's time to reflect upon the overall event. Please take a minute to give us your valuable feedback.


Remarkable stories from the most unexpected places

Thawar Chand Gehlot

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Thawar Chand Gehlot is an Indian politician who serves in the Narendra Modi government as a Cabinet minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh.

Shankar Mahadevan

Singer - Music Director

Shankar Mahadevan is an award-winning composer and playback singer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio team for many Indian films

Ramesh Aravind

Actor - Director

Ramesh Aravind is an Indian actor, writer, director, producer and a TV host. He has predominantly worked in Kannada and Tamil films whilst acting in a few Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood films

Simon Baron Cohen

Director - Autism Research Center

Simon Baron-Cohen FBA is Professor of Developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the University's Autism Research Centre, and a Fellow of Trinity College.

Prahlad Kakkar

Film Director

Prahlad Kakkar is a leading Indian ad film director, best known for his work on the famous Pepsi TV commercial with Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar.

Bhavesh Bhatia

Founder - Sunrise Candles

Bhavesh Bhatia is a blind entrepreneur and founder of Sunrise Candles. Sunrise Candles is a candle making company run majorly by visually disabled people

Hans Dalal

Founding Trustee - PROWL

Hans has had a passion for the outdoors ever since he was introduced to the Himalayas at the age of 8. Since then, he has been on numerous expeditions to various peaks and places in the mountains. But his true love lies in the jungle. He discovered this when he saw his first tiger in the wild in 2007.

Nipun Mehta

Founder - ServiceSpace

Nipun Mehta is an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy.

Patu Keswani

Chairman & MD - Lemon Tree Hotels

A "thought" leader in the Indian Hotel Industry, Keswani is the chairman for the Sector Skills Committee for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism for the NSDC, and is a member of the Sector Mentor Council for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry in the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

Ajit Babu

Founder & CEO - Lifehack Innovation

Ajit Babu, who has cerebral palsy, said no to his father’s advice about taking a job under the handicap quota, and instead founded three startups in Bengaluru.

Dr. Uma Tuli

Founder - Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust

Uma Tuli is an Indian social worker, educationist and the founder of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, a Delhi based non governmental organization, working for the rehabilitation of the physically challenged people. She was honored by the Government of India, in 2012, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri

Nipun Malhotra

CEO - Nipman Foundation

Nipun Malhotra is the co-founder and CEO of the Nipman Foundation. The Nipman Foundation works in the areas of Health, Dignity and Happiness for Persons with Disabilities.

Anirudh Sharma

CTO and Co-Founder - Ducere Technologies

Anirudh Sharma co-led the activities at MIT Media Lab India Initiative 2013-2015. Before MIT, he designed haptic footwear for the visually impaired(Lechal), and co-founded Ducere Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Deepa Malik

Indain Athlete - Arjuna awardee

Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete. She is a paraplegic. She has won numerous accolades for her participation in various adventure sports. Whether it is swimming against the strong Yamuna current, or riding a special bike or even taking a shot at the Paralympic Games, she has done it all.

Kalyani Khona

Match-maker for People with Disability

Kalyani started Wanted Umbrella post her graduation at H.R College of Commerce & Economics. Currently, she is working on a app- loveability, which is globally the first app catering to the matchmaking and social needs of 200 million people worldwide. She assists the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment with their campaign{upcoming} Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan).

Dhimant Parekh & Anuradha Kedia

Founders - The Better India

Dhimant: Loves startups and building useful products from scratch. MBA from ISB and a Computer Science Engineer.
Anuradh: Loves history & research. Has had stints in both corporate and social sectors. MBA from ISB and a Civil Engineer.

Vinod & Raksha

Contestants - Nach Baliye 6

For the physically challenged Vinod, dance is his passion and Raksha is his support in every way.

L Subramani

Journalist - Deccan Hearald

L Subramani, a journalist with blindness working for an English daily in Bangalore India and an author of “Lights Out” the story of a man’s descent into blindness, published by Random House India.

Pravin Chand Tatavarti

Managing Director - Allegis Group, India

He comes with over 20 years of experience, responsible for establishing and implementing multiple business divisions in the Recruiting, Staffing and IT Services segments.

Sumanth K V

Last Mile Operations - Flipkart

IIS 2015 Anchor
Born with cerebral palsy, went on do an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Sumanth worked with Cadbury's to set up the H.R policies for their new plant coming up in Sri city - Andra Pradesh. Currently working with Flipkart in the last mile operations team

Deepa Narasimhan

Lead - Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at EMC India COE

IIS 2015 Anchor
Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy,Deepa Narasimhan leads the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at EMC APJ Theaters. She has been instrumental in launching of EMC DERG (Disability Empowerment Resource Group) India network to create an environment of equality in the workplace. She has been engaged in advocating disability rights and gender equity in various capacities. She is member of various D&I Forum, and partner of KickStart and Wheels of Change, an accessible cab service in Bangalore and proactive accessibility evangelist.

Sarv Saravanan

Senior Vice President & GM - EMC Corporation

Responsible for EMC's Global R&D, product development and service delivery activities from APJ for the global markets. The COEs in APJ form a very large part of EMC's talent outside of North America.

G Vijayaraghavan

Founder - NISH, Thiruvananthapuram

The man behind Thiruvananthapuram's Electronics Technology Parks - India's biggest IT park in built-up area that employs close to 50,000 people. Founder of Thiruvananthapuram-based National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)

Asif Iqbal

Manager, HR consulting - PricewaterhouseCoopers Pwc

First visually impaired person to graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta in commerce and PDGM (MBA, HR) certificate from symbiosis Center for Management & Human resource Development

Rajdeep Manwani

Motivational Speaker & QuizMaster

IIS 2015 Anchor
Dr. Rajdeep Manwani is an academician, trainer, motivational speaker and quizmaster par excellence both by training and by choice. He is a triple post graduate and a Ph.D having completed his, M.B.A and M.phil and also a doctorate in commerce on the the topic Strategic evaluation of training in commercial banks.

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