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Sun 12 Mar 2023

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Lead with Peace & Purpose

Multiple vectors are simultaneously affecting our global society including COVID19, climate change, etc. Leaders and organizations are being challenged to simultaneously confront the inherent chaos and transform the unprecedented hurdles into opportunities and solutions that will create systemic change. Leaders are looking to redesign and reimagine their work, and strategic plans, and most importantly, to recalibrate their purpose and impact.

“If the whole world is a home, India has always been the prayer room for reflection and inner transformation.”

Several inspirational leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela as well as business leaders like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, and many others have shared their appreciation of the wisdom that has helped them in their personal and professional endeavors.

It is time to showcase the application of the wisdom of Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation and how it helps to enhance our health and mental well-being as well as other direct applications to improving business critical values like the culture and mindset of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, decision making, safety, and foresight.

More about his work: www.mandarapte.net/about


Shri Mandar Apte

Founder & Executive Director of Cities4Peace

Mandar currently manages Cities4Peace a strategic consultancy that promotes peace in cities worldwide. Prior to this, he has managed Shell’s prestigious GameChanger social innovation program. While at Shell, Mandar designed and facilitated an innovation learning program for over 2000 colleagues. Mandar is also the Producer/Director of From India With Love - a documentary film to reinvigorate the message of nonviolence (or Ahimsa) in the world. Aligned with this mission, Mandar hosted the inaugural World Summit for Countering Violence & Extremism bringing together peace activists and law enforcement executives from across the world in the spirit of promoting promote peace and compassion in the world. For nearly two decades, Mandar has studied, practiced and taught meditation for the International Association for Human Values and the Art of Living Foundation.


Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Host, Co-Founder, CCSIT

Raghu Ananthanarayanan, an alumnus of IIT Madras is a behavioural scientist, Yoga teacher and an author. His central quest has been the enquiry: “How to continually look within, transform, be the best and inspire?” This seeking led to discipleship with Yogacharya Krisnamacharya, dialoguing with J Krishnamurti and collaborating with Prof. Pulin K Garg. He has dedicated his life to the study and application of Yogic traditions to guide the inner transformation of individuals and shape leadership and culture building of organizations. He has pioneered the use of the Yoga Sutras, traditional theatre, and the Mahabharata in experiential learning. Raghu has authored many books. The latest books are “The Five Seats of Power - Discovering the best you can be through the Mahabharata” and “Antaranga Yoga - the Foundation of Indian Psychology”.