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Board Members

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Mr. Venkata Rambabu Gurrala

Mr. Venkata Ram Babu Gurrala is a retired officer of Indian Airforce. He has previously worked for several NGOs offering health insurance services to people at the bottom of the pyramid. In 2017, he founded EXCEL Modular Systems LLP, a Hyderabad based company offering a wide range of cost-effective and quality solutions for the Office, Educational Institutional and Industrial applications. Over the last 7 years, the company has grown enormously and today has a number of reference installations in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to its credit. 

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Ms. Neelima Khaitan

Ms. Khetan is the Visiting Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress - Key Note Speaker She holds a Master in Rural Management from IRMA and also served as Director of the Institute. She is currently the Visiting Fellow with Centre for Social and Economic Progress. Ms Khetan has been the Group CSR Head - Vedanta Group for across India and Africa. She also served as Vice President, CSR -Hindustan Zinc, Director, CSR and Sustainability -Coca Cola India and South-West Asia, Country Director - American India Foundation and Chief Executive - Seva Mandir in Udaipur. She served on the Boards of many NGOs, Academic Institutions, Central and State Government Committee.

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Ms. Anuradha Sawhney

Ms. Anuradha Sawhney was the ex-Chief Functionary and the head of Indian operations of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India. She is an animal rights activist and was the Editor of the Indian edition of the animal rights magazine Animal Times. She has been listed as one of the 50 most influential women of India by Femina magazine and has won many awards for her work for animals, including the prestigious Karamveer Puruskar. She is the author of The Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, a collection of 50 vegan recipes from top Bollywood celebrities. She has a vegan bakery and is the founder of Bombay Cheese Company, a vegan cheese brand, and Meethi Kahani, a vegan mithai brand.

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Dr. G C Siluvappan

Dr Siluvappan has over 40 years of experience in development sector.  He has done his PHd in Futurology from Gandhigram Rural Institute.  He's an accomplished development professional   and has  proven track record of leading, managing, and implementing donor-funded development programs. He was working with  CARITAS India and prior to that he was working as Country Director for HEKS for more than 23 years.    He has joined PnP Board  in September 2020. 

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Dr. K S Bangarwa

Dr Kulvir Singh Bangarwa is retired Professor from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Dr K.S. Bangarwa completed B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri., M.Sc. Agriculture in Plant Breeding with University Gold Medal and Ph.D. Agriculture with specialization in Sissoo Breeding.

After retirement from CCSHAU, Dr K.S. Bangarwa has successfully completed three years tenure as ICAR-Emeritus Professor of Forestry/Agroforestry. Dr K.S. Bangarwa has served CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in various capacity for about 36 years including three and half years as Professor & Head, Department of Forestry/Agroforestry.


Dr Kulvir Singh Bangarwa has specialization in Forestry, Agroforestry and Tree Improvement. He has handled various research projects on Tree Improvement, Agroforestry, Nursery Technology and Tree plantation. 

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Dr. K.R. Viswanathan

Dr Viswanathan had earlier worked as Deputy Head (Climate Change and Development) at the Embassy of Switzerland in India. Before that, he had worked as the Senior Adviser of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Joint / Additional Commissioner at the Ministry of Agriculture Govt of India, and Principal Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation. He is a veterinarian by training with a Masters in Veterinary Sciences and MBA. Dr Viswanathan was awarded the VISHIST SEVA MEDAL by the President of India in 1985 for the service to Defence of the highest order.


Mr. Shashank Shekhar

Mr. Shashank Shekhar is a former Promoter and Director of Jus Naturae Law Offices Pvt. Ltd, (OPC).  Joined Bar in the year 2000 and started practicing at Patna Court, Bihar, where he has appeared not only for private litigants but also for State of Bihar and the office of AG, Bihar.

Mr. Shekhar also appeared for the Election Commission of India, in some cases at Patna High Court. He began his practice in the Supreme Court of India in the year 2007 and has been practicing in the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, National Consumer Forum, National Company Law Board, Competition Commission, etc. He has been a Legal Advisor to many reputed NGOs like Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice, New Delhi, Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi, Vikramashila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre, Bhagalpur, Bihar, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, etc. Mr. Shekhar joined Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights.  

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