Dignitaries

Deepak Vohra

Mr. Deepak Vohra

Chief Guest - IAA Education Awards 2017

Deepak Vohra is an Indian diplomat, who served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was the Ambassador of India to Poland. Deepak Vohra is currently Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau. In 2012 he was Advisor to the Government of South Sudan. During his service in the Indian Foreign Service, he has served in France, Tunisia, United States, Chad, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Armenia, Sudan, Poland in 1995 he was deputy high commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his role in Diplomacy, he was an officer on special duty to the Technology Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. Mr. Vohra has also previously worked with Sulabh International and has been a part of United Nations assignments in Africa. Ambassador Vohra brings extensive insight and expertise on matters of development in developing countries and an understanding of political mechanics in Africa. He is an Alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi - National Defence College (India) and University of Paris. A number of unidentified Security and Customs Officers deployed at Juba International Airport have been accused of harassing a senior diplomat on Thursday.Ambassador Deepak Vohra inaugurated Apati War Memorial at Kargil. He has been invited by many Universities and recently by DAV University. He was the newsreader at Doordarshan at the start of his career as a TV represntator.

Dr Jawahar Surisetti

Dr. Jawahar Surisetti

Speaker - IAA Education Awards 2017

Dr. Jawahar Surisetti is a psychologist and educationist of international repute whose 1300 + speeches, seminars, and workshops have been heard by lakhs of people around the globe. He is known worldwide as the Think Professor for his " Art of Thinking " and his " Think for India " movement for the introduction of thinking in education. He has received innumerable accolades for his pioneering works and thoughts on various issues of strategic interest to corporates and school as well as higher education. He advises States and central governments in India and U.S. He is also the brand ambassador of skill development for the State of Queensland.

Dr Major. Surendra Poonia

Dr. Major. Surendra Poonia

Speaker - IAA Education Awards 2017

Surendra Poonia is an international award-winning sportsman, Limca book record holder, physician and former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army. He is the first Indian athlete with the rare distinction of having won medals in power-lifting and athletic events in four consecutive world championships. He was born on 1st July 1977 in a farmer family in Sikar, Rajasthan. Since school days, he was very keen towards sports and was having multiple participation in Kho-Kho and Kabbadi. But his skills were not recognized at that time. His skills were actually sharpened by the senior coaches at AFMC college, Pune.

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