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Keynote Speaker

Mr. Sunil Kumar, Secretary of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

& Rural Development of Union, Government of India

Speakers' Panel:

Mr. Sanjay Patki, Vice President - IEEE Smart Village Chair-South Asia Working Group,


Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior Vice President & CTO of Sanmina Corporation


Webinar Chair

Dr. Smita Siddhanti, Board Member of WHEELS Global Foundation & TiE Global, Board of Trustee TiE DC

Webinar Moderator

Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Executive director, WHEELS Aravalli Pilot Smart Villages, Alumni IIT - Delhi

Currently, most of the NGOs are conducting projects with a high degree of success in the individual track of Water, Health, Energy, Education, Lifestyles (Irrigation, transportation, etc), and Sustainability (Skill dev/job creation, etc) but few NGOs are doing an Integrated development of all tracks and involve Village cluster as an economic unit for financial viability that villages need as holistic development. The keynote speaker will address that as a goal and also challenge the speakers and audience to step up to that challenge along with what it takes to scale existing projects like SMART Village Development. Each speaker will address how their NGO has addressed such integrated development goals and how they can collaborate with each other to scale it nationwide into a public-private partnership as they interact with the keynote speaker.

Please join us LIVE on ZOOMFriday, April 30th, 2021, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM US ET, (7:30 PM to 09 PM IST), in an open dialogue with the panelists.


Click Here to Know More about the Speakers & Other Webinar Related Info

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on  WHEELS Facebook Page and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:45 AM ET OR 07:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit:

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology-Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of the Committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for technology partnership in Rural Development.


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