Founder – Bansi Gir Gaushala and Gotirth Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad.
Member – National Advisory Committee, Ministry of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Govt of India.Kendriya Prashikshan Pramukh – Bharatiya Govansh Rakshan Samvardhan Parishad, Vishva HinduParishad.Advisor – Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Science & Technology (SSIAST, Art of Living Foundation)Invitee Member – Gujarat Association For Agricultural SciencesInvitee Trustee – Shivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad.Member – Advisory Board – Global Vikas Trust.
Shri Gopalbhai Sutariya is the Founder of Bansi Gir Gaushala and Gotirth Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad. Hehas dedicated his life to the revival of Bharat’s ancient Gau Sanskriti and envisions a future whereGaumata is at the Centre of all life activities.Under his leadership since its inception in 2006, Bansi Gir Gaushala has emerged as a prominent centerof excellence for Vedic Gopalan. The Gaushala has achieved remarkable results in the field of Gau Adharit
Ayurveda, Gau Adharit Krishi, and Gau Adharit Shiksha. In his mission, Gopalbhai is ably supported byhis family, in addition to the blessings and support from prominent Spiritual Masters, Gau Bhakts, Vedic scholars, Agricultural scientists, Ayurvedacharyas, and farmer organizations.
Occupation: Independent Scientist, Food & Health.
Dr. Khadar Valli, is a native of Proddutur town, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. He has been working relentlessly in reviving Siridhanya, also known as positive millets for nearly 20 years. After having completed a Masters in Science (with a specialization in Education) from the Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru, he went on to get his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, for his work involving steroids.
After completing his postdoctoral research at Oregon, he worked as a food scientist in the central food technology research institute at Mysore. Later he worked in various sections of DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA for over 5 years. He felt that instead of working in a foreign country for a living, it would be meaningful to strive towards making a healthier society in his own country. Therefore, he returned to India from the US in 1997 and settled down in Mysore. He worked hard to revive five different types of millets that were fast disappearing. In the process of consuming each of these millets, he discovered that the healing properties present in them could cure even deadly diseases. Hence, he named these five millets Siridhanya. To cultivate them naturally, Dr. Khadar propounded a method called ‘Kadu Krishi’, also known as Jungle Farming.
Dr.Minoo Parabia, Ex. Principal and Dean, Bioscience department, VNSGU, Surat Born 1948, retired as a professor of biosciences, dean of science faculty after serving 37 years at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. A renowned plant taxonomist and field worker having guided pioneering work “Identification and status survey of medicinal plants of Gujarat”. Produced 31 PhDs, developed and standardized herbal medicines for malaria, skin diseases, spondylosis, haemorrhoids, hypertension, curbing the side effects of Cancer treatments, bronchial ailments etc.
Topic : Medicinal Plants & Herbs
Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai (Retired) and Natural Farmer.
Shri Patanjali is one of the senior most officers of the department and had worked in Mumbai in an earlier stint from May 1997 to April 2007. He has also worked in Bhopal, Indore, Bengaluru and Gwalior and has wide experience of different verticals in the Income Tax Department like Administration, Investigation, Assessment and TDS.
Shri Patanjali is passionate about natural farming. He is the founder of ‘Vanya Organic’, a widely acclaimed food forest initiative also working extensively for the ‘Regenerative Farming’ for almost two decades as an ecological solution.
A retired Indian Revenue Service officer has been doing wondrous work in the field of natural farming. He is Mr. Patanjali Jha, an expert in food forestry, who has been managing over 100 acres of food forests for 20 years now!
Right from the first year of farming, the officer has covered every inch of soil on his farm. Natural farming was a form of spiritual awakening for him and his team. Due to his efforts, the temperature came down by two degrees every year, and today, the temperature doesn’t go beyond 36 degrees on his farm, thus bringing back the birds and the bees and their natural pollination.
The plants and trees that Mr. Jha uses in his natural farming are filled with medicinal properties. He wishes to fight grave illnesses like cancer, which is gradually becoming common in the country.
In conclusion, Mr. Jha requests every individual to learn to rely on nature and adapt to a more organic diet, eliminating all the chemical-laden produce from one’s plate.
DIG Forests (Research & Training)
Ministry of Environment & Forests,
Government of India.
- Sc. Botany, M. Sc. Forestry. PG Diploma in Urban Planning & Landscaping.Phd.In Ethnobotany& Medicinal Plants.
(Ethnobotany is the study of interrelations between humans and plants; however, current use of the term implies the study of indigenous or traditional knowledge of plants)
Field of Specialisation :
Natural Resource Management , Medicinal Plants, Agroforestry, Urban landscaping.
Shri Rohit Mehra, (IRS officer)
As a Vertical Garden Man of India, he has created more than 700 vertical gardens all with waste plastic bottles, and reused 70 tons of waste plastic. He is doing it without charging any fees.
He has also created the largest vertical garden in India with waste plastic bottles and holds a Limca Book of Record which is 10,135 square foot at the Income tax office, Ludhiana.
As Jungle-man of India, he has created 255 Urban-Forests on the Principles of Vrukshayurveda. He has re-introduced the concept of Vrukshayurveda
( ancient Indian science of plantation)
As a Seedball Man of India, he has introduced the concept of plantation through seed balls of native Indian plants. He has got made and distributed close to 50 lakhs seed balls in last 3 years. It includes distribution of 3 Lakhs Tulsi seed balls as Prashadam in One day at Jagantah Rathyatra.
He has planted close to 12 lakh trees and plants till date.
He has started the first ever Trees and Plant Hospital of the world which has a Tree-Ambulance also. As per Reuters, this is the first ever hospital of this kind in the world. He intends to expand this concept to all cities of India. It has a team of botanists, tree-lovers, environmentalists, tree-scientists who help to treat the plants and trees with nature-based cures and medicines.
Graduated from London School of Economics 2009.Started Desi Cows For Better India Trust in 2014 .
Desi Cows For Better India Trust®, Trustee – Soil Rejuvenation Program, 2018 has been rebuiling soil with native cattle foragriculture, gardening & afforestation projects. Current role is to manage Cowism Media Channel, Implementation of Temple Panchgavya Project that converts temple offerings into Panchgavya the best microbial culture to revive our dying soil and conducting lectures on " Saving Soil With Animal Impact" in schools, colleges etc.
Shri Tarachand Belji
Soul Society for organic farming research & Education.
Topic : Multi-layer Farming
AkashChourasiya is a multiple award-winning farmer from Sagar District in Madhya Pradesh, India. He is known for innovative farming techniques like organic agriculture and multi-layer agriculture
AkashChourasiya does not use any chemical products in the agriculture. All the manures and pesticides are prepared using natural products. He prepares vermicompost to replace fertilizers using cow dungs and use various techniques to avoid insects in the crops.
AakashChourasiya uses concept of multi-layer farming on his land.On one piece of land he grows crops at multiple layers simultaneously, for example Ginger (below grounds), amaranthus (at 1–2 feet above grounds), Ivy gourd (at 6–8 feet above grounds) and Papaya (at 9–10 feet above grounds).This method reduces the cost and leads to higher agriculture output.
AakashChourasiya has been organising free training to interested farmers 20nd to 26th (7day practical training) and 27th and 28th (2day training) of every month at his farms for years. He has trained thousands of farmers] and many of them have their own success stories.
AakashChourasiya has been awarded by prime minister NarendraModi. He has got several other national level awards such as Patanjali krishigaurav award, Jindal foundation SwayamSidhdha award, Krishithon award, Mahindra smridhdhikrishiyuva (youth farmer),Best farmer award by Bioved institute allahabad
Vaidya Rajesh Kapoor is a Traditional Healer and Agriculturist by profession and has a formal clinic where he started his study on traditional techniques of treatment in 1972.
He has been a National Petron at JaivikJeevanShailiVigyan, an Ex-Member: Medicinal Plant Board, H.P from 2006 to 2010, a Founder President at Sanskrit ChatraSangh, Himachal Pradesh (1974 to 1976) an Ex-President of Bharat Vilas Parishad, Solan (2008 to 2009) Ex- President of Panchnad Research Institute, Solan (2008 to 2010).
He is an Art of Living: Agri Teacher from 2012. He is known for Organizing training camps, workshops, lectures all over India on the following topics: Lifestyle disease, causes & cure/preventions, Health Management courses, Yoga, Pranayam, meditation for physical and mental health. Skill development courses for youths, especially for women empowerment, Stress management, capacity building and personality development courses, Human values, importance of social and individual health, Spiritual life for happiness and health, Environmental health education, Air, water, and soil purification methods, Herb-identification and applications, etc.
He has a book published “आधुनिक जीवनशैली के रोग और समाधान” under his name, released by Hon’ Governor of GujratAcharyaDevavratji. He has also been an editor for GavakshBharti, a monthly magazine, since 1992, and Chief editor of Souvenir published on state level SHOOLINI Fair (21-23 June 2001)
Dr. Rajesh Mehta
(Dean of Sola Civil Hospital Ahd& Member of IHU & HHC)
Topic : Impact of Pesticides on gut bacteria & all over health. Importance of Residue free Food. Community Medicine &RushiKrushi.
परिचय डॉ राकेश पंडित
आयुर्वेदाचार्य (गोल्ड मेडलिस्ट)
एम. एस. आयुर्वेद
काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय वाराणसी से एवंयोग साधना केंद्र वाराणसी से योग में डिप्लोमा।
*आयुष मंत्रालय भारत सरकार में Central Council of Indian Medicine के सदस्य रहे
*Board of Governors, National Commission for Indian Medicine भारत सरकार Member रहे।
# प्रतिष्ठित *आर्यभट्ट* पुरस्कार से सम्मानित
*आरोग्य भारती के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष।
Dr Sathyanarayana Bhat. Bangalore
MD and Ph.D. by qualifications.
Former principal government Ayurveda College Mysore Gold Medallist. Member of Karnataka medicine plants authority.
Sahitya academy awardee for best book in science section who have authored over 104 books in Ayurveda, Medical anthropology. Folklore and farming. Regular columnist in renown daily who has contributed over 5000 popular articles and given 500 t v shows visited 15 countries including royal botanical garden at Kew London who can authoritatively speak on allied subjects.
भोपाभाइ जसमतभाइ खसिया।.
Topic : “Panch-Mahabhut Farming Technique”
नाम,भोपाभाइ जसमतभाइ खसिया।
खेती-बाड़ी मददनिश बागबानी विभाग श्री लोकभारती सणोसरा । दिनांक,०१/०६/१९७५ से ०१/०५/१९७६ तक ।कृषि कार्य में देशी बीज संवर्धन में अधिक जानकारी से
कार्य संपन्न कर रहे हैं।
Topic : Grafting (He is Expert in all kind of Grafting Techniques)
APEX Member of Gujarat –Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology trust-Banglore.
Faculty with Art of Living –since 2011.
Faculty with SSIAST Trust.
Working with Power Project Company of Gov. of Gujarat.
B.Com. Chartered Accountant.
Topics : Indigenous Seeds, KrushiSanskruti, Nakshatra-Vanam.
Director Social projects, VVKI of Art of Living
Member on the Board of MNREGA, Ministry of Rural development – Panchayat raj, A.P from 2020
Member of Asian Association of Environmental resource economics from 2022.
Member of the Panel on Organic Production and Natural Farming Systems – GOI.
A respected professional with experience in leading people and projects in the sectors of Environment & Sustainability, Non-Profit and Banking & Finance.
Member’s Expertise in creating partnership, delivering business solutions, increasing process efficiency, and boosting engagement.
Core competencies include:
Strategy Planning* Social Responsibility * Women Empowerment *Risk Management * Negotiation * Employee Welfare * Resource Management * Leadership & Team Building * Relationship Management * Finance Optimization * Sustainability Solutioning * Recruitment & Staffing
Education & Certifications
- Bachelor’s in commerce (Osmania University) Hyderabad 1984
- Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) from Indian Institute of Bankers 1996
- Certified Financial Advisor 2008
- Certification on Sustainability from University of Illinois 2018
- Certification Climate change Mitigation in Developing countries from university of Cape town in 2020.
- Certification on Strategy and sustainability from IESE Business school, Spain in 2023.
Topics : Water & Land Remediation, Sustainable Agriculture, NakshatraVanam.
Sh. Shrekanth RG is a well-known advocate of the No Oil No Boil raw vegan food concept, which emphasizes the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs in their natural form without any cooking or oil. He promotes this concept through various initiatives such as Bio Enzymes Entrepreneurs Academy and DR R PadayalSivakumar’sPadayal Academy, along with his wife Banu R.
The No Oil No Boil food concept is based on the belief that cooking and oil consumption can destroy essential nutrients and enzymes in food, leading to a variety of health problems. By consuming raw fruits and vegetables, individuals can obtain all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals required for a healthy body.
A Postgraduate in Marketing from Bangalore University, Priti is the Founder & driving force behind Soil and Soul Foundation and Bioenzyme Entrepreneurs Academy. With two decades of work experience, Priti is a Sustainability practitioner and Yoga teacher. She holds a black belt in karate and has won a National gold medal for flying & aero-modelling. Priti loves traveling, teaching, and connecting with people.
Samarth Yogi Arwind (Hindi: समर्थ योगी अरविन्द, also known as Yogi Arwind Born:1973) is a Mystic, spiritual leader, researcher of Vedas and Ayurveda, practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, and a devotee of Hindustani classical music A proponent of Maitra Yoga (Yoga of Friendship), Arwind is an expert of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedanta. He is engaged in his sadhana at the Yogi Arwind Ashram at the foothills of Himalayas in Rishikesh. Yogi Arwind walked barefoot for many years in India & other countries. Arwind’s philosophy of non-violence as a means of social change is derived from Ashtang Yoga principles. Presently, Yogi Arwind’s focus is to plant 10 million Ayurvedic trees & educate people about them.
10 Million Ayurvedic Trees Plantation
Yogi Arwind has been running a campaign to plant one crore (10 Million) Ayurvedic plants all over India. The project started in 2014 and he has planted trees in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Maharashtra. Currently the main centre of this plantation drive is at Bhavani Yoga Kshetra in Tuljapur tehsil of drought hit Marathwada region. More than one hundred different species have been already planted. Bhavani Yoga Kshetra will not only plant Ayurvedic trees, but will develop human resources with the knowledge of the plants, their usage in various ailments etc. – by organising workshops, site visits & tours.
Mayank Gandhi a development sector veteran who has planted over 2.5 crore fruit trees in Maharashtra region in India.
Mayank started his career as an International urban planner. He has planted 2.5 crore fruit trees in the last three and half years in the poorest areas of the country vizMarathwada, MP, and Palghar benefitting over 15,000 farmer families and the environment at large.
In 2011, he was part of the leadership of India against Corruption (IAC) movement and the AamAadmi Party (AAP). In 2015, he quit politics and dedicated his life to Nation Building. He chose 106 villages with the highest suicides, droughts, and poverty villages in Marathwada, Maharashtra.
He has created a proof-of-concept model with 360° village development, water harvesting, and multiplying farmer incomes by over 20 times, by changing cropping patterns, training, and cluster plantation.
Through his Rural Economic Transformation model with Global Parli, he believes that India can be transformed by multiplying farmer incomes. Recently, he also began Global Kachchh, a JalAndolan which is a water management project to solve the water scarcity crisis in the Kachchh district of Gujarat.
Sh. Nagesh Vyas
Proficiency in Earth science with university position from Devi Ahilya University indore. Have written many technical articles in national and international journals and newspapers. He is an advisor for many educational institutions.He has conducted and organized numerours webinars and seminars for water and eco-friendly development for the country.
Dr Geetika Saluja is a doctorate in Education, life skills and cooperative learning structures.
During the span of two decades she has empowered herself with various roles as an Environment,
Education and Entrepreneurship communicator, researcher, corporate and life skill mentor, philanthropist and active citizen
She is Founder and Director of Cassa group of companies which designs and manufactures 3000+ architectural products for home and garden in reclaimed teak, metal and stone since 1998She is a co-creator of ‘BOHO Homes’ a one of its kind experience centre displaying home, garden andarchitectural accents.She is founder Head of Varmora Centre for Excellence.and Founder and Charter president of Rotary Club Ahmedabad