The times we live in today are truly unprecedented. While all of us are bracing to deal with this global crisis, there are many occasions when our minds can get clouded with pessimism and distracting thoughts. At the Shiv Nadar Foundation, we are making an earnest effort to keep our community and the larger population mentally fit & agile by connecting them with noted personalities from different walks of life and from different countries.
To this purpose, we are organizing the Shiv Nadar Foundation Conversations, a live digital speaker series on Facebook. In this series, renowned personalities engage in a dialogue with leaders from the Foundation on not only the current scenario but also talk about their life’s lessons, motivational anecdotes and interesting projects they are working on, which will inspire and enthrall the audience.
Each of our sessions are viewed by Lacs of people. Our viewers include Shiv Nadar Foundation and HCL community members i.e.. 150,000 individuals comprising of students, alumni, parents, faculty members, software developers, corporate executives and leaders & trustees from the Foundation & HCL. As this is done on Facebook, more people with interests in society and education see the conversation. The audience base is highly diverse and very engaged, which is evident by the no. of questions asked during the session (~200 each session). Thus, the thoughts reaches a large cross-section of society, creating a multiple effect.
Till date, we have had the pleasure of hosting a lot of highly distinguished and famous personalities and many more of them have already given their consent to be a part of the series. These include:
• Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Laureate)
• PV Sindhu (World Champion and Olympic Medalist)
• Adil Hussain (National Award winning Actor)
• Shantanu Moitra (National Film Award winning Music Director)
• Swanand Kirkire (Lyricist, Music Director, Singer)
• Shubha Mudgal (Singer, Composer)
• William Dalrymple (Author)
• Freddy Svane (Ambassador of Denmark to India)
• Dananjaya Hettiarachchi (Motivational Speaker)
• Fred Swaniker (Founder, African Leadership Academy)
• Apurvi Chandela (World Champion and World record holder Shooter)
• Manoj Kohli (Country Head - SoftBank India, Former MD and CEO, Airtel)
• Arun Sarin (Former CEO, Vodafone Group Plc)
• Srikant Datar (Professor, Harvard Business School; Board Member - T-Mobile, Stryker Corp, IIM Calcutta etc.)
• Dereck and Beverly Joubert (Wildlife Conservationists and Film-makers)
• Manish Mehrotra (Award winning Indian celebrity chef)
• Raj Reddy (Turing award winner Computer Scienstist, One of the early pioneers of Artificial Intelligence)
• Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manager, Manchester United)
• Richard Arnold (Group Managing Director and Director, Manchester United)
• and many more....
Live recording of a few of these sessions are linked below:
Kailash Satyarthi Live: (~13.5 Lac Views)
Shantanu Moitra Live: (~9 Lac views)
Shubha Mudgal Live: (~12 Lac views)
Shujaat Khan Live: (~9 Lac views)
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi Live: (~8 Lac views)
Adil Hussain live: (~11 Lac views)
Swanand Kirkire live: (~9 Lac views)
Fred Swaniker Live : (~9.5 Lac views)
Freddy Svane Live: (~9.5 Lac Views)
William Dalrymple (~14 Lac views)
Apurvi Chandela (~7 Lac views)
Manoj Kohli (~1.3 Million views)
Dereck and Beverly Joubert (~1.2 Million views)
Arun Sarin (~7 Lac views)
Srikant Datar (~5 Lac views)
About Shiv Nadar Foundation:
The Shiv Nadar Foundation was established in 1994 by Shiv Nadar, Founder of HCL - a US$ 9.6 Billion leading global enterprise. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education that bridges the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation has established institutions and programs in the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to rural and urban education and art.
The Foundation believes that education is the single most powerful tool that has the power to not only transform an individual but create ripple effect which impacts an entire group, community and country at large for centuries to come.