Kumar Memorial Awards

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Ruchika Udai Parnami

Ruchika Udai Parnami

Schooling - M.G.D. Girls school College - Pearl Academy of fashion B.A. In fashion design from Nottingham university UK. Have worked with Tarun Thahiliani and Pallavi jaipur as a fashion designer Have done a fashion show at the Swiss embassy for an indo- Swiss show Have been a wills debutant in college Worked for self as a fashion designer for four years Presently director of Adarsh marketing

B. Chandrashekar

Mr. Chandrashekar is a dynamic professional with 16 plus years of rich experience in managing IMS, WCM, TPM Production, Planning, Quality assurance activities with key focus on top line profitability & optimal utilisation of resources and hands on experience in implementation of LEAN manufacturing system. His previous work experience has been in Petro chemical, Cement & Tyre industries. He has comprehensive experience in managing quality assurance & control activities for raw materials, incoming vendor materials involving resource planning and co-ordination in adherence to procedures related to manufacturing. He is adept at initiating various cost saving measures, reducing production cost by controlling process parameters; increasing raw material efficiency as well as reducing waste generation by eliminating process problems. An effective communicator with excellent relationship building & interpersonal skills, he also possesses strong analytical, problem solving & organizational abilities with demonstrated abilities in creating successful teams of technicians with latest knowledge & modern skills in quality & testing fields. He believes in making the organization grow and grow along with it, by fulfilling the job requirements, with new ideas, creativity and with continuous improvement by setting a new goal every time after reaching the set goal.

Prof Anita

Dr. Anita is a Professor in-charge for Capacity Building of PRIs and State Nodal Officer for PRI Training in Rajasthan. She is also the Nodal Officer for all projects assisted by United Nations, in the State Institute of Rural Development, Rajasthan. She has a Masters in Sociology and Ph.D. in Social Science-Gender & Tribal Studies Area, from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She also has a PG- Diploma in Human Rights Law from National Law School India University, Bangalore. She has a professional experience of over 32 years in the field of Training and Human Resource Development. As a Nodal Officer for PRI Training in Rajasthan, she has contributed to Capacity Building of 5 generations of PRI Leaders since the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in Rajasthan. Dr. Anita is also a Recognized Trainer empanelled with Training Division of DoPT, GoI- for Design of Training Courses under Trainer Development Programme (TDP) since 1997. She also contributed as a National Task Force Member, constituted by the Training Division in 2000 for Refinement of DTS and DOT packages of TDP. Her areas of facilitation of Adult-Learning are: Training of Trainers for DTS & DOT and PRI Training, Human Development & Human Rights, Gender Responsive Governance & Development, Panchayati Raj & Decentralised Gender Responsive Planning, Gender Responsive Budgeting, Soft Skills and Gender Training-in a Human Rights-Based Perspective. She has also been facilitating training of college and university youth in areas of Community Mobilization, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)/ Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and Gender Issues. She has also contributed extensively in publication of Need-Based Training Modules & Reference Materials for various thematic Training Campaigns of Elected Representatives & Development Functionaries of Rajasthan. Since 2000 AD onwards she has led 14 Mega-Training Campaigns for Capacity Building of PRIs in the State-with universal coverage for all ERs & Key Officials. She has published over 60 papers and more than 70 books, related to Training of Development Functionaries and Elected Representatives of PRIs. Some of her important publications are: ‘Readings in Organizational Behaviour’(1989), 'Women's Quest for Equality' (1990), 'Population & Development: Women's Perspectives' (1994),' Training Manual for PRI Functionaries-on Population, Health, RCH & Gender Issues' (2004), 'Training Manual on Gender Responsive Planning' (2008-09), Training Manual on Role of PRIs w.r.t. Five Devolved Departments (2012), a Guide Book on Mobilizing Effective Mahila Sabhas (2012), Training Modules for Training of PRIs under PESA Region (2012) & an FAQ Booklet titled-‘PESA Chalisa’ (2013), Training Modules for Gender Responsive Governance (2012), Compendium of Success Stories of Elected Women Representatives (2013), Reference Book for PRI Chairpersons (2015), Training Modules for Gram Panchayat Development Planning (GPDP), Reference Books-GPDP Basics (2016) & SDGs & GRG-based Gram Panchayat Development Planning (2016). She has also been a key contributor to Training Manual on Gender Responsive Governance & Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives (2012), published by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad. She has contributed to several National & International Workshops, including-International Conference on Population & Development (ICPD) in United Nations-PrepCom III at New York and in UN-ICPD, 1994 at Cairo (Egypt). She has been one of the core National Training Team Members of UNIFEM-which trained the Indian Delegation for the 4th World Conference on Women, 1995 held at Beijing (China). She represented India-at the SAARC Regional Conference on 'Women in Politics: Impact of Quotas'-held at Lahore, in 2004, sponsored by FES. She also represented the State in a ‘UN Women Regional Conference on Gender Responsive Governance’, at Thimpu, Bhutan in March, 2012. This year she was selected to make a Presentation at the International Sociological Association Forum in Vienna–in July, 2016-on ‘Feminist Vision of Smart Cities for a Better World’, which was also shared at the BRICS Conference on Smart Cities, in Aug,16 at Jaipur. She chaired the session on GRB & CEDAW in the UN-Women Asia Pacific Consultation held at Jaipur in Dec, 2016. She wields equal felicity in English and Hindi for professional writing & public speaking on Panchayati Raj, Development and Gender & Human Rights Issues. She is a National Resource Person contributing to trainings of civil servants at LBSNAA, NIRD, ATIs, CTIs, TISS, NHRC, NCW, UN-Women, RPA, RIPA and other premier UN Organizations and The World Bank. She has also been a resource person for Sensitization of Women MPs on Gender Issues at the invitation of Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi. She is empanelled among eminent Resource Persons by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India. She contributes to panel discussions on Doordarshan on Topical Development & Panchayati Raj Issues.

Subrata Das

He is Master of Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma of Management from ICFAI, Tripura. He has a vast experience of over 33 years in management filed as well as in Healthcare industry. During his career he has been associated with prestigious companies like CARE India an International Voluntary Organization, Fortis Healthcare, Max Healthcare and Rainbow Children’s Hospital. Presently he is working with Eternal Hospital, Jaipur. He has extensively worked in healthcare projects and commodity supply chain management for 9 states & also headed the Disaster Management teams of CARE India during Natural calamities like Orissa cyclone, Gujrat earthquake, J&K Earthquake, Bihar floods etc. He has an abundant understanding/ familiarity of working in 6-7 states across India. He is been involved in setting up new hospitals & ventures since planning & designing phases. He is a pioneer of Human Resource Planning, Employee remuneration & benefit administrations, Performance Management and Employee Relations.

Dr Prerna Sahni

Prerna Sahani is the ‘soulful boss’ that the Team loves to work for. Criss-crossing academics and industry, she has been with Bhaskar since last 14 years shouldering effectively the responsibilities of their Research and Development Cell. She has also been selected in the Talent Pool of the Media conglomerate. With a versatile personality, she has been brilliant in academics and co-curricular activities alike, having secured gold medals. With a knack for public speaking, she has been an avid debater. Adding another feather in her cap, she has been awarded the prestigious Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh Award for Excellence in the field of Journalism at City Palace. She explores territories that others dread to step into.

Purushottam Khandelwal

Mechanical Engineer from BITS Pilani & completed diploma in Management from AIMA Delhi. Supply chain Professional with over 35 years of experience in Automobile & Engineering Industry. Working in Bosch LTD Jaipur from 2001. Headed the Supply chain deptt for about 5 years. Presently working on some key projects like Fit for Future ,Inventory Management for Jaipur ,Nasik & Banglore Plant & GST implementation. Also worked at Bosch Banglore for about 8 months & Headed Logistics deptt. Worked in LML Scooter Kanpur for about 7 years as Manager Materials before joining Bosch Worked in Instrumentation ltd (Public sector) for about 12 years in Industrial Engg & Purchase deptt & one year in Sriram Fertlisers & Chemicals kota Having exposure to CII assessment for our unit for last 3 years. Carried out Business Excellence assessment of Godrej Mumbai alongwith CII assessor team. Visited Bosch Japan & Carried out Logistics maturity assessment along with German team. Visited Bosch Germany & Korea for International Logistics workshops. Chairman of Indian Institute of Materials Management Jaipur Branch. Articles on Supply chain were Published in monthly journal of IIMM.

Neha Gupta

Mrs. Neha Gupta is General Manager, Process – HR. She has completed her schooling from Vidyapeeth, Pilani. After that, she joined 5 year course of Masters in Management Studies in National Institute of Professional Studies, Indore. She has 5 years of experience in HR from Garment Export House. In Addition, she has worked as a visiting faculty for Management in Maharani College, Jaipur. She joined Manglam Group in 2012 in the process of Human resources. She has contributed to Employee Welfare, Health Insurance and other valuable programs. Also, she has organized some training programs for employees. She has developed an Intranet Software for to keep communication clear and transparent.

Dr. Amit Jain

Currently working as Professor-<strong>TAPMI School of Business & Director- School of Hotel Management, Faculty of Management with Manipal University Jaipur</strong>. Visiting Professor, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, Australia, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary & Selye Janos University, Slovakia. Earlier worked as Associate Professor with Institute of Management, JK Lakshmipat University Chairperson MBA Programme (2013-2015). Professor Incharge for Corporate Trainings and Consultancy (2011-2013). Actively involved in teaching, training and research & associated with various management and training institutes as a guest faculty such as Bank of Baroda Staff College, Ahmedabad Management Association, ICFAI University, Ahmedabad University, Sardar Patel University and University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary, Selye Janos University, Slovakia. Designed and conducted training programmes/sessions for executives of various organizations including IDBI Bank, Bank of Baroda, BKT Tyres, JK Tyre, JK Paper, JK Lakshmi Cement, Claris Life Sciences, Veeda Clinical Research, Natraj Foods, Trimurti Foodtech, E-mall Infotech, Euro India Foods, Fenner India, ECGC etc., on the topics related to Marketing Orientation, Effective Selling Skills, Customer Relationship Management, Managerial Effectiveness, Leadership and Communication Skills. Several publications to credit and presented research papers at National and International conferences organized by institutes like Singapore Management University (SMU), University of Technology, Sydney, IIM and IIT. Received award for three research papers at National and International Conferences. Professional associations include life membership of <strong>Indian Society for Training and Development</strong> and currently hold position of Chairman with Jaipur Chapter. Member of All India Management Association and IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association. Reviewer and Committee Member with IACSIT Singapore, International Association for Business and Economics (IABE), 8 th International Conference on IT and Management (Turkey), Journals of Sage and Emerald Group Publishing and Editorial Board member of Indian Journal of Training and Development. Area of interest for Research, Training and Consultancy includes Marketing Strategy, Sales Management, Marketing Communications and Retail Management.

Sonal Upadhyay

Sonal’s dynamism is reflected in distinguished employee engagement; synonymous to Pratham Software’s culture and her long association with the firm as a self-motivated Human Resource Leader. It is her firm conviction that People are the most valuable asset of any organization. Her modus operandi channelizes individual strengths onto a unified corporate trajectory. She holds a postgraduate’s degree in Management and has over 16 years of profound experience in Software and Healthcare Industry in the realms of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Development, Resource Planning and Quantified HR Delivery Systems. Accomplished yet modest, she possesses strong HR acumen with a dash of strategic delivery approach. She admits that she is able to spot few scornful expressions due to her bold, innovative and ‘Test and Learn’ approach but she never compromises with quality. She spearheads the Learning and Development initiatives in the company and explores new ways of creating, developing and imprinting positive impression with a focus of making Pratham Software, as the brand with best HR practices. She actively participates in various industry-academia programs organised by government bodies and educational institutes. She interacts and guides the students about emerging trends in IT industry. Sonal has been an enthusiastic panelist in various HR and IT conferences where she bonds over her experiences and insights on the subject with the fellow practitioners and budding managers. Sonal has also been awarded amongst the 50 Most Influential HR Tech Leaders, held at World HRD Congress 2016.