PAST PRESIDENTS

Prama Bhandari

I am a very successful juggler cum trapeze artiste, a great story-teller who also writes short stories for children an HRD expert who was the first woman to break the male domination of the Haryana Labour Department & Industry a teacher of Reiki and the Art of Living; a Past President of the Harvard Club of India; a member of the committee that formulated the Constitution of the Harvard Club of India part of the team that organized the World Culture Festival in 2016 where 3.5 million people came from all over the globe. Past President and active member of Women’s International Club, Delhi; Trustee of Opendharma. Member of the Board of Governors of Prajna Vihar School as well as of the Tushita Center  Past Member of the Board of Sri Sri University a wife, mother, daughter-in-law, daughter and grand-mother.

Ms. Meenakshi Datta Ghosh

Meenakshi Datta Ghosh, an Indian career civil servant, is currently, Chairman, Government of India, High Level Committee on Disciplinary Cases in Professional Institutes; Government Nominee, Institute of Company Secretaries, India, Disciplinary Committee; Chairman Jan Elaaj (a health start up); Board Member, Consumer Online Foundation and Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India initiative; Charter Member Institute of Health Systems Hyderabad, Advisor, Bolpur Manav Sewa Sanstha, an NGO, in ShantiNiketan, West Bengal. She writes regularly on health and local government related policy and programme initiatives. Was President Harvard Club of India (HCI), 2010-2012, and is Member Executive Committee, HCI 2011 onwards.

Former Permanent Secretary Government of India, Director General National AIDS Control Organisation, Jury Member, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme, Country Director IUCN, India and Chairman Public Grievances Commission National Capital Territory of Delhi, Ms. Ghosh has focussed on improving the process and outcomes in the G to C [Government to Citizen] service delivery (policy, program and project development, implementation and evaluation).

Manish Arora

Law, they say, is a jealous mistress, which leaves little room for other occupations and engagements. Quite exceptionally, Dr. Manish Arora has managed a way around quite masterly and has donned many hats on many occasions with equal elan.

Dr. Arora, an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India, is Director, Universal Law Publishing Company, which is one of the most noted law publishers in the sub-continent. He is Senior Consultant to LexisNexis. He is President Universal Institute of Legal Studies. He is Director India Centre for Fast Arbitration. He has edited and authored a number of books and edits a monthly national magazine for lawyers. He has to his credit numerous articles on legal issues published in several magazines and has also appeared on television as an expert on a few occasions.

On the academic side he is a Visiting Course faculty at Harvard Law School USA, Deputy Director Amity Law School Delhi, Visiting Faculty with National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

On the judicial side, he is an Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India for Settlement of International Domain Name Disputes, and has also worked as Magistrate in Matrimonial matters in the XVIIth Lok Adalat at Delhi. He is Patent Agent, Government of India and Trade Marks Agent, Government of India.

He is past President of Harvard Club of India 2008 -2010 and is presently Chairman of Copyright Committee of The Federation of Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Associations in India.

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