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Ved Arya, Dhruvi Shah

Ved Arya

Ved is a serial social entrepreneur. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Kanpur for the year 2020. He founded SRIJAN, SIDS and Buddha Fellowship Program. Business Standard chose Ved as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2018). Late Former Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley gave away the award in March 2019. Ved is Hubert Humphrey Fellow (1990-91), United Nations Environment Program Fellow (1991), Ashoka Fellow (2008) and Aspire Fellow (2015). He is a member of several policy making bodies including the Technical Group on Social Stock Exchange, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and the Advisory Committee, Promotion of Producers' Enterprises, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Ved passed out from IIT Kanpur in 1979 and from IIM Ahmedabad in 1981.

Dhruvi Shah

Dhruvi is a Development Professional. Over the last 16 years, she has shaped up the Philanthropy / Corporate Citizenship for ABN AMRO Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Axis Bank. Dhruvi is an alumni of The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.

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The Book of Aspiration

Books by Ved Arya, Dhruvi Shah

The Book of Aspiration is a collection of memoirs of ten carefully selected social leaders. Apoorva Oza, Farhad Merchant, Geeta Goel, Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Pankaj Ballabh, Pavithra YS, Rajeshwari Narendran, Ravi Sreedharan, Suresh Reddy and Vivek Prakash had the passion to do something meaningful in their lives. In their autobiographical accounts, they mention influence of their parents, friends and spouses, and effects of various forces beyond their co

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