SPARC India

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Anil Rastogi

Dr. Rastogi retired from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow in 2003 as a Scientist in Director’s Grade and Head of the Biochemistry Division. He is a nationally renowned dramatist and has a blend of artistic and scientific temperament. Dr. Rastogi has published more than 100 research papers in National and International peer-reviewed journals.

Mr. C.V Singh

Mr. Singh is former Vice President Tata Motors Lucknow, former Vice President Tata Daewoo South Korea and has worked over 40 years in the Tata Group. He was also MD of UPTEC Computer Consultancy, Lucknow. He is a graduate and post graduate from IIT Kanpur. He has wide experience in manufacturing management and his field of interests are in digital transformation, business development and strategic management.

Dr. P. K. Seth

Prof. Seth, is  the NASI Senior Platinum Jubilee Fellow and Distinguished Scientist at Biotech Park. A founder CEO Biotech Park and former Director CSIR- Indian Institute of Toxicology research, Lucknow has made pioneering contributions to the field of neurosciences and toxicology.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He founded the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organization providing support to grassroots initiatives in South Asia, and continues to be its Chief Functionary since 1982. Dr Tandon has authored more than 100 articles, a dozen books, and numerous training manuals. He is Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Justice S.C. Verma

Justice Verma is the former Lok Ayukta of Uttar Pradesh. In addition he has worked as State Counsel for UP, Judge of Allahabad High Court, Vice President of All India Lokayukta Association, and Chairman of Good Governance Forum, Lucknow. Recently he was associated with Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute and King’s George Medical University in their various committees as Legal Expert and as Arbitrator in various Government Departments.

Prof. Shalini Bharat

Prof. Bharat is Director/Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is widely known for her work on social determinants of health. She is the current Program Director of The Global Fund supported Saksham Counselling Project and the Jan Urja project supported by Tata Power. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of PHFI and Alliance India.

Dr. Taral Nagada

Dr Nagda is one of the country’s top Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons with a special interest in the management of Cerebral Palsy, Hip Preservation in Children, and Deformity correction. He is a director of Jupiter Gait Analysis Lab and an active researcher with many national and international publications. He is in charge of the website designing and updating of the Indian Association of Cerebral Palsy.

Mr. V.N Garg

He worked as a civil servant in India for about 35 years. He worked in senior administrative positions in the state of UP, India. He worked as Principal Secretary (Welfare of the Disabled) and Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities, Government of UP at Lucknow, India. He has also worked as Principal Secretary, Basic Education. He retired as Agriculture Production Commissioner of U.P. in 2015. As a retired civil servant, he has been working to contribute to society in the field of education.

Mr. Nixon Joseph

Nixon Joseph,  former  President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation, is a post graduate in English Language and Literature, joined State Bank of India in 1985 as probationary officer. As a career Banker, he has extensive experience in various facets of Banking like Corporate Credit, Retail Operations, International Banking etc., has worked all across India. He was also Manager(Operations), SBI Bahrain and Chief Executive Officer, SBI Tokyo branch(2008-2012). He is a Certified Credit Professional, Certified Banking Compliance Professional and Certified Information Systems Banker.

He was President of the Sakura Toastmasters Club, Tokyo and also started the Tokyo debating society.

His interest in long distance running has led to his completion of 51 full marathons (42.195km),  thus being the only official  among the 1.1 million bank employees in India to have the achievement, making him popular as “SBI’s marathon legend”. That he was never an athlete, yet started full marathon running at the age of 45 years, went ahead completing full marathons and still running, has been inspiring thousands of people especially youth.  Various institutions have been inviting him to share his experiences of running  full marathons and motivate the youth. He has been running in all the SBI Green marathons to spread the message of sustainability.

Inspite of lockdown he dared to complete 7 full marathons by jogging inside his apartment giving the message that “where there is a will there is an inspiring way”.

As Coordinator, SBI Youth for India fellowship program, he was instrumental in inspiring and mentoring 100 youths every year, and has taken the fellowship to a higher level. He has been mentoring many social entrepreneur units started by SBI Youth for India fellows. Has completed the ‘Social intrapreneurship” course of Ashoka Changemakers with distinction.

As President of SBI Foundation, the CSR arm of State Bank of India he has  supported strong impact projects to help the underprivileged and needy. He has been a regular speaker in various CSR forums all across India. Till date during the lockdown period he has participated in 175 webinars as chief guest/guest of honour /panelist speaker.

He is the recipient of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam award 2018 for excellence in public service and Dr Kalam Memorial Ignited Minds award. His name figures in the “Be the Inspiration” Book released by Rotary Club, Mumbai where 45 inspiring Indians were listed. He was recently facilitated as “Covid Warrior” by the Governor of Maharashtra for spearheading covid relief activities. Selected as “ Aspire Circle Fellow “.

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