Healthcare and Medicine

Dr. Sunil Chandy

Medical Director of the ITC Healthcare Project
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Dr. Sunil Chandy is the former Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore and currently the Medical Director of the ITC Healthcare Project . A Cardiologist by training he has been on the faculty of CMC Vellore after his studentship and post-graduation there.

Dr. Sunil Chandy is an alumnus of CMC Vellore who joined MBBS in 1978 and went on to complete his DM in Cardiology in 1994. Thereafter he joined as faculty of CMC Vellore. He had briefly worked in small hospitals in Bihar and Kerala which influenced his choice of his medical career.

He was inducted into administration in CMC after an M.Phil in Hospital Management. After being Deputy Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal, he was appointed DIRECTOR a position he held till recently.

Dr. Sunil Chandy, although a tertiary care specialist has always been passionate about a ‘whole-person’ approach in health. The background, financial ability, occupation and family realities are extremely important for him in his practice of high-tech health delivery.

Dr. Chandy’s area of interest has been developing a compassionate and humane basis for organizational development in Healthcare. Travelling and speaking widely on Health and Management topics, he has been invited to National and International conferences as a resource person.

He is passionate about holistic care which extends from ‘Pre-hospital to Post-Hospital Care and everything in between. In his tenure, he conceptualized and designed the 1500 bed hospital in Kannigapuram, Vellore to increase the scope of service to the local patients in Vellore.

Dr. Chandy has been an avid champion of Trauma care leading to planting an Advanced Trauma Care Centre – a 3 level trauma care service coming up in Kannigapuram. He is also on the Healthcare Leadership circuit in India speaking from a Christian perspective . Some of his talks are on You-Tube and writings on LinkedIn.

Dr Chandy also spent short stints in Adelaide Australia , Muscat Oman and Brunei in different clinical leadership roles . Currently he is the Medical Director of ITC India helping them convert their vision in Healthcare into reality.

Dr. Vijay Anand & Dr. Ann Miriam

Doctors, Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, Assam
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Drs. Vijay Anand Ismavel and Ann Miriam moved from Tamil Nadu to a remote rural part of Assam in 1993 to restart the closed-down Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital. By the Grace of God and the hard work of numerous co-workers, the hospital and its different departments are a thriving community today, bringing transformational impact into the lives of large numbers of people in the surrounding areas. They are involved in motivating people to consider missions, strategic planning, research, biodiversity documentation and advocating the cause of missions.”


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Law and Jurisprudence

Dr. Prateep V. Philip

DGP & Director Tamil Nadu Police Academy
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Dr. Prateep V. Philip is the author of the book Fillipisms and Founder of the movement, Friends of Police.

Professional Journey:

– Addl. Director General of Police, CS CID, Chennai.

– Addl. Director General of Police, (Welfare), Chennai.

– Addl. Director General of Police, Economic Offences Wing, Chennai.

– Addl. Director General of Police, Crime, SIT Chennai

– Inspector General of Police, Social Justice & Human Rights.

– Inspector General of Police Tamil Nadu Police Academy.

– Dy. Inspector General of Police, CB CID, (SIT) Chennai (Supervised the work of State Narcotics Intelligence Bureau)

– Dy. Inspector General of Police, Intelligence, Chennai.

– Dy. Inspector General of Police, Tirunelveli Range.

– Commissioner of Police, Trichy City.

– Dy. Inspector General of Police, Training, Chennai.

– Principal of the State Police Training College.

– Superintendent of Police, Narcotic Intelligence Bureau of Tamil Nadu.

– Superintendent of Police of four Districts.

– Director General of Police, CBCID Civil Supplies, Tamil Nadu.

– Director , Tamil Nadu Police Academy

Mr. Bibhu Dutta Das

Advocate & Legal Consultant – Supreme Court of India
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Mr. Bibhu Dutta Das (M.A., LL.B) a practicing Advocate and Legal Consultant in Supreme Court of India and different High Courts in India. He has done his specialization in Constitutional Laws, Civil laws, Education law and laws relating to non-profit organizations. He is the legal consultant for several institutions engaged in the development sector. He has authored various legal books including “Where there is no Lawyer”, “Aama Aain” (Our Laws in Odia) and “Law of Minority” and Child Right. He is a resource person for legal education, both on secular laws and religious laws.

He is a Member, Supreme Court of India Bar Association, and life member, Orissa High Court Bar Association. He has represented before Justice Panigrahi Commission and Justice Naidu Commission. Few of his reported judgement are the judgment of NCMEI Court, Delhi(2010) on Rights of Minority School in the matter of Buckley Primary School vs State of Orissa), and the landmark Judgment of Supreme Court on Right to Education Act (BUNI vs Union of India) in the year 2012.

Selvakumari Natarajan

Advocate – Supreme Court of India, New Delhi
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Selvakumari Natarajan holds a Post Graduate in Law ( LLM), Master in Computer Applications ( MCA ) and Master of Business Administration ( MBA)

Currently, she is a practicing lawyer in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Bombay High Court, specialising in Women laws, Matrimonial laws & Cyber law.

She has penned a number of articles on various legal aspects, especially enlightening women on various legal rights. Majority of articles titled under “What law says” is being published from Mumbai through a Tamil weekly called Vanakkam Mumbai, Pengalin Kural, People’s Today & E-Papers.

She is also a Freelance Newsreader on German Radio and shares her views and Knowledge on legal matters in talk shows.

Also a legal Advisor (Honorary) United Kingdom Indian Business Network (EU IBN) & UK women’s Network UKWNET.


Neil Vimalkumar Boniface

Speaker & Ministry Director – Life Focus Society
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Coming to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ during his college years, Neil Vimalkumar Boniface, Speaker & Ministry Director, developed an interest to share and engage with others on the reasonableness of the Christian faith. This pursuit has taken him to many places and innumerable campuses over the last 20 years. He thrives on the interaction time during his sessions which he finds mutually enriching.

Apart from his engineering degree, he also holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Theology from SAIACS, Bengaluru and another Masters in Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently pursuing a part-time PhD in Christian Studies.

He believes education needs to be wholistic and transformative.

Dr G. J. Manohar

Correspondent and Headmaster Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School
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Dr G. J. Manohar, is the Correspondent and Headmaster of the Prestigious educational institution in Chennai called Madras Christian College Higher secondary school which was started by a missionary Mr Anderson from Scotland in the year 1835. This institution has been serving humanity in the field of education for a hundred and eighty six years. MCC Higher Secondary School is a well-established institution situated in the heart of Chennai. It has produced many eminent personalities for the past 186 years.

Manohar has over 27 years of valuable experience in the field of education, who is also a passionate and a caring teacher, an able administrator who has always been firmly result-oriented with a steady vision. He believes in the overall growth of the child by building character and empowering each pupil to be an enthusiastic lifelong learner and a global citizen of the future. Personally he spends time with students in counselling and mentoring.

He introduced innovative methods and technology into classrooms and provided modern infrastructure equipment and specialized training personnel for each sporting activity. His initiatives include coaching classes and special classes for students, career guidance, student exchange programs (The school works with AFS and sends students to United States & Japan), NIE (Newspaper in Education) programme, Health Insurance and school mate.

He did his Ph.D. in Economics on Public Expenditure on Education and Health. He has received many awards including the National Best Teacher Award 2017 (Awarded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, India) and Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr Radhakrishnan award for the best teacher-2011-2012

He is married to Shalini Manohar who works with Life Focus Society and they are blessed with a Son Tennyson Samuel, his wife Erin and a grandchild Theodore.


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Dr. Jacqueline Williams

Dean of Commerce & BBA at Loyola Academy, Hyderabad
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Dr. Jacqueline Williams is currently the Dean of Commerce & BBA at Loyola Academy, Hyderabad. She has been successfully teaching at the Graduate and Post-Graduate Programmes for over 3 decades. She is responsible for academic excellence in the field of Commerce and Management. She believes in creating value and has a strong interest in promoting undergraduate research as an important means of enhancing student learning and engagement. Ever since her tenure at the College, she has been instrumental in initiating four Commerce courses having international collaborations and industry interface. Academically too, she has organized two unique and major events for the Department of Commerce and BBA, i.e the 1st International Conference on ‘Technology-Driven Paradigms in Commerce’ in 2016, inviting eminent Professors from USA and Dubai. Changing to the times, she organised the 1st Virtual International Webinar on ‘Responding to Changing Businesses-The Covid 19 Effect on 11 May 2020, inviting Dr Nathan Andrews a well-acclaimed alumnus of Oxford University and a Global businessman.

Dr.Jacqueline Williams has earned her Doctoral Degree in Commerce from Osmania University in the year 2010. She holds a myriad of Degrees – M. Com, M.B.A, B.Ed., M.Phil., and PhD. She commenced her career at Stanley Degree & PG College as a faculty member and then spearheaded the institution as the Principal, winning two consecutive awards as the Best Principal in the years 2004 and 2005.
She was the recipient of the Best Commerce Teachers Award from the prestigious IPA Education Society on 18 December 2020 and on 30 January,2021 she had received the Ambitions Awards For Education Excellence-2021 as a Distinguished Faculty in Commerce.
She has participated and presented around 20 national and international articles. She has also been the Track Chair for the 4th International Conference on Marketing and Business Strategy-ICOMBS-2012 at IBS, ICFAI University, Hyderabad. Christ University, Bangalore invited her as the Session Chair for their International Conference on “Harmonizing People, Planet and Profits- Sustainable Strategies and Ethical Considerations in the 21st Century on 20 & 21st January,2020. She was also invited to Chair the session at the 1st Virtual International Conference on Business Management, Innovation and Sustainability-ICBMIS 2020 organized by the School of Management and Commerce, Amity University, Dubai on 15th June,2020. On 17th August,2020, she addressed the faculty and students across the colleges in India as the Keynote Speaker at Hindi Mahavidyalaya for their National Webinar on ‘Online Education-Problems and Prospects’. On 25-27th August,2020, she was invited as the Chief Guest by St. Martins Engineering College, Hyderabad for their 1st Virtual International Workshop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

She is a prolific writer and has around 15 academic books to her credit, to name a few- Business Law, Principles of Insurance, Strategic Management, Hospital & Healthcare Management, GST, Business Communication, Retail Marketing, some of which are in the process of publishing. She has co-authored a ‘Report on Micro-finance’ for the UGC-SAP Project in 2010.

In addition to all this, she is also associated with a few institutions as Audit member, Advisory Member and Member- Board of Studies.
Dr Jacqueline is a trained graduate at the Haggai International Leadership Program, 2000. She gives credit to Haggai Institute, which has trained her innovatively to don the role of a Christian Leader impacting lives. She attends the Assemblies of God Church, Secunderabad

Satish Manchikanti

Co-Founder of U&I and Change+
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He is the Co-Founder of U&I, one of India’s largest and fastest growing youth movements, and the Co-Founder of Change+, an innovative training solutions firm. Driven by his passion for social change and his entrepreneurial mind, he has been successful in leading an organisation that has engaged over 10000 volunteers to provide quality education to children from less privileged backgrounds across 20 cities in India.

Satish has several national and international speaking credits to his name, including 3 TEDx talks. His powerful speeches are drawn from his rich experiences and he has a natural flair for story-telling. He is known for his unconventional leadership style and motivational training. He crafts high-impact training solutions for his clients and helps young people find their identity and own their unique value proposition. He is a recognised expert in creating media solutions that engage diverse audiences.

Satish is a visionary with a creative streak. Apart from directing, producing and writing close to a hundred corporate films, he has
written and co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary, ‘A Handful of Dreams’.

Satish is a 2020 Gratitude Fellow.


Media and the Arts

Jacob Cheriyan

Speaker & Ministry Director, Life Focus Society
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Jacob Cheriyan serves as a Speaker and Ministry Director of Life Focus Society. After completing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, he went on to do an M.A. in Biblical Studies, after which he pursued an M.Div. in Theology and Apologetics from SAIACS, Bengaluru. Jacob received his Certificate of Theological Studies from Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) and was trained at The OCCA (The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics).

His main interests lie in the intersection of faith and culture. Through the Culture Unravelled project, Jacob looks to engage theologically with the deeper themes that emerge from movies, music, social media trends and current events. He is also passionate about understanding eastern religious thought and philosophies.

Jacob is married to Sithara and they live with their daughter Sasha in Bengaluru.


Sam Daniel

Television Journalist
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Sam Daniel is an award winning television journalist. He is a household name in India and among Indian diaspora around the world who is known for credible, unbiased and ethical television news reporting. With an experience spanning to 18 years, across 7 countries, he reports on politics, sports, human rights, natural disaster, refugee crisis and much more. His stories have always had significant impact, bringing about a change to individual and community and held accountable those in power. His one-of-a-kind skill of getting the truth out there has inspired many upcoming young journalists, fifty of whom he has personally mentored. As an alumnus of MCC, he has a 5 year stint in teaching English and Journalism as well.

Isaac Gergan

Artist | Photographer Director Art for Change Foundation
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He is an artist and photographer based between Leh and Delhi. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2013 soon after returning to Ladakh, he started working with the Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation – LAMO as Arts Officer, where he introduced community art projects and explored the rich visual heritage of Ladakh and the Himalayas. In his seven years in Leh he extensively travelled the region to better understand his family’s history in Ladakh, constantly finding inspiration and bringing back photographs as souvenirs of his journeys. He continues to seek the meaningful bridges in Visual Arts one can build between history and the contemporary. Currently Isaac leads the team at Art for Change Foundation in New Delhi. Here along with the organisation, he seeks to bring artists together at artist residencies to deliberate and make artwork to positively shape society.


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Dipti Mrinalini

Founder and Creative Head
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She is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, animal lover, dance enthusiast and believer of Jesus Christ. Raised on a rich dose of handlooms and handicrafts from every nook and corner of India by a family which strongly believes that everything made by hand deserves to be appreciated, preserved and nurtured, she has infused the same philosophy into her clothing line Dipti Mrinalini. The designs are made mindfully to care for the producer, consumer and environment. Understated elegance and comfort are the key driving words for every collection that celebrates the finest handcrafted fabrics and trims in contemporary styles. They allow the wearer to breathe, feel good and just be.


Sports and Recreation

Lallianzuala Chhangte

Indian National Football Player
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He is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC and Indian national football team.

Chhangte is a fast player, who has an incredible top speed of 35.80 km/hr. He is called ‘Mizo Flash’ due to his pace. He is a versatile player with perfect positioning and dribbling ability who knows exactly how to finish a goal. His finishing skills and vision on the pitch makes him one of the most important players for India.

Current team Chennaiyin
Number 7
Youth career
2014–2016 DSK Shivajians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 DSK Shivajians 21 (1)
2016 NorthEast United (loan) 1 (0)
2017–2019 Delhi Dynamos 40 (8)
2019– Chennaiyin 41 (11)
National team
2015 India U19 3 (0)
2015–2019 India U23 9 (0)
2015– India 13 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:56, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:00, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

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Esther Prasanna Bernard

International Roller Skater & Trainer
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Esther Prasanna Bernard


  1. M.COM: Mahajanas, Mysore (topper of the college HR subject Class of 2002 – 2004)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce: Mahajanas, Mysore (Class of 1999 – 2001) 



  • Board Member of Baldwin Educational Trust
  • Founder Director of Esther Roller Skating Club
  • Represented India in the “World Championships, 2001- France” and Stood 24th.
  • Represented India for the 6th (Japan ,1995), 7th (Korea ,1997) and the 8th (China, 1999) Asian Roller Skating Championship 
  • Received more than 100+ Gold medals 
  • 25 times National Golds 
  • Started Professional Skating in the year 1988 
  • Outstanding Sport Person for the year 1995
  • Awarded the Young achiever Award for the year 1997 
  • Recipient of the Pratibha Puraskar Award for the year 1999, 2000 and 2001


  1. Teaching Experience


  1. Coach for Esther Roller Skating club 2005 till date and trained more than 2000 skaters till date


International Championships 
2001  World Championships  Valence d’Agen, FRANCE  24th ranking 
1999  8th Asian Championships  Jinshan Shanghai, CHINA  Participant 
1997  7th Asian Championships  Kangnung, SOUTH KOREA  Participant 
1995  6th Asian Championships  Nagano, JAPAN  Participant 


Robin Paul

CEO & Founder, Breakthrough
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He is the CEO and founder of Breakthrough, one of India’s leading Outbound training service providers that has been in the market for the last 20 years. Robin specialises in delivering customised strategic and culture building programs for the senior management of corporate organisations. 

He is a pioneer and visionary and has worked with world class performers in sports.

Robin represented India in Athletics.  God opened the door for him to minister to international Athletes as Chaplain and counselor He went to be Chaplain in  1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games , World Athletic Championships, 1992 to 1997, finishing with Sydney Olympics 2000.

 Using his experience in the field of sports Robin translated several team concepts into impactful team training modules based on action learning. This led to the conception of Breakthrough, in the year 2000. Currently Breakthrough has three centres, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Hosur.

He is a global leader and initiator in experiential learning and has conducted training in South Africa, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, Greece, Srilanka and India. He is a specialist in Belbin Team Roles Profiling System and a certified trainer in Flippen Profiling system, DiSC Profiling system and Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills (SYIS), USA. 

Over the years Robin has conducted training programs for companies like Wipro, IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle, Accenture, Bosch, Philips, Volvo, to name a few. The experiential learning activities he brings in relation to real world, practical problem solving strategies have earned him a reputation for delivering strong value to clients. 

Today, Robin’s focus is empowering and mentoring each member of the Breakthrough staff and business entrepreneurs

 Rev Robin is  involved in two God given  legacy projects, a part of the Kingdom Business School

One  is “7 Ways to Bless Your City  through the local church “ 

Second   “Doing Kingdom Business in Gods Template” 

Namratha Arun

Former Volley Ball Captain, Tamil Nadu
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She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in English Literature.  She was a Volleyball player who  represented Madras University four times and was the All India Inter University Gold medalist. She represented Tamilnadu twice in the South India championship and was once captain of the team.  


She resides in Kerala.

Panel Moderators

Daniel Thejus (Bobby)

Speaker & Ministry Director
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Dr Daniel Thejus (Bobby) is a Speaker & Ministry Director for Life Focus Society. After completing his undergraduate course in Economics, Politics and Sociology, heeding the advice of a Jesuit novice, he completed his Masters in Philosophy earning a gold medal from Madras Christian College. His passion to understand the times led him to do a Ph.D. from Madras University where his research focused on Amartya Sen’s idea of Justice, Identity and Democracy. His interest in Theology peaked with an MLitt in Analytic and Exegetical Theology from St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Apart from his research interests, he is interested in speaking about the interaction between eastern philosophies and theology. Bobby enjoys interacting with people in any setting. His interests range from popular culture, human flourishing, justice to philosophy Bobby is married to Ruhamah and they live with their two young children in Bengaluru.