SWY6 - Open Forum

Mr. U.K.S. Chauhan (NL of India, SWY) is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Kerala Cadre ? 1986 Batch, presently working as Agricultural Marketing Adviser & Joint Secretary (Agricultural Marketing) in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture in Government of India. Currently, he is also holding additional charge of the post of Managing Director, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED). Prior to this, he has worked as Director for about two and a half year in the same Department, looking after the work of Plant Protection, Extension, Information Technology and Machinery Divisions. Before joining the Ministry of Agriculture, he has worked as Private Secretary to the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for a period of little more than one year.

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Niraj Rana (SWY6, India): After completing my Masters in Biotechnology, from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, and an MBA, I worked for six years (1993-1999) as a Product Manager in Span Diagnostics Limited. Span is Indiafs largest manufacturer of Diagnostic kits & Instruments.
My passion for Marketing and Business Development drove me to take up another challenge in the year 2000, when I joined McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd (MBE) as Manager (Marketing). MBE is a giant in providing turn-key solutions in the areas of power, steel, material handling, and mineral beneficiation.
Over the past five years I have been actively involved with NGOfs in Jharkhand which work closely with impoverished tribalfs to provide them basic amenities like water, sanitation and education.

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PRADIP SOMASUNDARAN (SWY-6, REN-2003):I was a member of both the SWY 6th program in 1994 and the 21st Century RENAISSANCE WORLD YOUTH LEADERS MEET 2003. The SWY program itself had brought a tremendous change in my attitude, personality and outlook in life. Meeting and interacting with the youth from all around the world itself was a wonderful experience which later on helped me to be active in many such programs. I am a post graduate in Electronics from the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and since 1994 have been working in the capacities of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Principal at the Govt. College of Applied Science, at Vadakkencherry, Palakkad, Kerala. The "College of Applied Science" conducts technical courses in Electronics and Computer Science at the graduate and Post Graduate levels. The College is under the "Institute of Human Resource Development" which is owned by the Govt. of Kerala. I have been interacting with the youth right from 1994 in the role of a teacher and have tried to pass on whatever experience that I have acquired from both the SWY and the Renaissance programs. I also have been active in the Art of Living International foundation which dwells for spirituality, world peace and health of the human race. I am also a Playback Singer in south India and have been singing for Malayalam and Telugu films since 1996. In 1996 I won the "Lata Mangeshkar" Trophy for the best male singer in "Meri Awaz Suno", a national level televised music competition, the first of its kind in India along with "Sunidhi Chauhan" who is a leading playback singer in India. I am also an avid Blogger and have an Audio Blog titled "Pradip Ki Awaz Suno" where I regularly post songs in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, English, Japanese and other languages.
Website: www.pradipsomasundaran.com

Information uploaded on July 15, 2008