Chief Empowerment Officer
Hemangi Bhatnagar is the Chief Empowerment Officer at Sarvam Shakti. A former National Level athlete herself in the Track, Badminton and Kho Kho sports, Hemangi was truly on her way to becoming a full time sportsman had the societal commitments not come in her way. She brings the keen discipline and knowledge of physical health and well-being to the Shakti program. Hemangi had helped design health food recipes for Whole Foods India from 2009-2018.
Founder President, Sarvam Foundation
Nehha occupies a very unique and interesting career space where dance, meditation, social work, empowerment, events and curations intersect. Dance has been a springboard for Nehha to launch into various trajectories of life where she finds meaning.
A passionate cultural entrepreneur, Nehha has done unique work in the Classical Arts Space with her Foundation, Sarvam.
Since the age of 25, Nehha has organized over twenty massive arts Festivals, Residencies, Calendars and many other off-beat collaborations that have helped support 100’s of artistes and also young dancers, technicians and new audiences.
Sarvam Shakti, the flagship project of the organization trains over 270 girls from urban slums professionally in Indian Classical Dances and Hatha Yoga along with remedial academics and supplementary nutrition.
She has performed the dance form of Bharatanatyam in over 15 countries and 18 Indian states and now choreographs ideas close to her heart through storytelling videos for various initiatives.
She has also been an active speaker on the TEDx circuit and has also organized major TEDx events and promoted over 100 speakers with ideas worth spreading under her license, TEDxTughlaqRd.
A Masters and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations, Neha had worked with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister & Former Under-Secretary General of the UN, from 2009-2012.
Nehha currently lives in Brisbane, Australia and is involved with her work with Sarvam Shakti in India. She is also studying a Masters in Meditation Therapies whilst also studying a year long program in
Success & Life Coaching from IPEC Global. She is also studying to become a registered Counsellor in Australia. She envisions a career in helping people find their vitality and raise their consciousness.
Several news channels, major publications and newspapers have written about Nehha and her unique work including Readers Digest India, Times of India, NewsX, Lok Sabha TV, Outlook magazine and
Mrs Alka Sondhi
Lead Shakti for Digital Literacy
A B.Sc in Chemistry and Botany from Lucknow University and one of the first graduates of NIIT’s
computer programs, Alka brings with her over 2 decades of experience teaching Computers from schools AirForce Golden Jubilee School Delhi, Air Force Academy Hyderabad, AirForce School Bangalore, DataPro Computer Centre, Hyderabad, Azakia Computer Centre Lucknow, Army School Assam, St Anne’s Convent, Chandigarh and many more! She has been instrumental in bringing computer literacy to hundreds of children across the country and has also worked as a Bio and Computer teacher for Lotus Petal Charitable Foundation.
Lead Shakti for Nutritional initiatives at Sarvam
She hails from Mumbai and has completed her majors in Nutrition from the SNDT Mumbai.
Chetna has been passionate about Child Nutrition since the time she was in college and that passion got extended to her taking it up professionally.
She had her initial stint with Nestle post which she ventured out on her own to craft PediaNutri.
With two boys of her own aged 9 years and 12 years now, her hunger for crafting and sharing ways and means of proper upbringing grew manifolds.
Chetna carries with herself 17 years of enriching experience that spans across one to one consultations, creating meal plans, guidance on child upbringing w.r.t eating habits, taking sessions for young moms.
She specialises in tackling specific issues like obesity, fussy eating and sports nutrition (for kids) and healthy eating & sustainable weight loss (for Adults).
Chetna is a regular blogger with Momspresso, Say Cheese and First Moms w.r.t experiences on Early Life Nutrition, Baby Food Recipes, Meal Plan, Cool Foods for Warm Days, Raising healthy, Child habits and upbringing etc.
Tripti Sharma Saraswat
Shakti for Outreach
Tripti comes with a background of project management from the technology sector. She is the Vice President at Natwest Bank.
From her: Throughout the years of my professional work, I have gained lot of expertise in Financial Service Sector, especially in Capital Markets and Investment Banking Domain. I am especially proud of wider tech implementations that I have led in the capacity of Business Analyst and Project Manager, which was both challenging and fulfilling.
Apart from this professional career, I have passion to give back to society and to participate in serving humanity. I believe in living with purpose and giving meaning to life. What really gives me zeal in life is contributing towards society. With Sarvam Shakti, I found wings to this passion. Girls in Sarvam Shakti are true examples of Living with Values’, by learning yoga and Indian classical dance forms they display the power of ancient art forms. Every step and move they perform on stage indicate the devotion they have put in learning and practicing these arts with full vigor. Cultured, full of mannerism and with lots of joy in their heart they are epitome of unconditional universal love. I am SPOC of reach out for Sarvam Shakti. Each girl of Sarvam Shakti is a gift to the world and what best it could be other than becoming the medium to have this talent spread to the world and benefiting the humanity. I have great dreams for Sarvam Shakti to be successful and there is right ingredient already in the organization to reach to that zenith, As I mentioned I just could be the way or medium to have right threads connect for their upliftment. Please reach out to me for any event you would like to have organized or for any other assistance you want to extend to organization. We also appreciate if you could help monetarily in giving them financial support, do they can build their careers ahead. Looking forward for collaborative efforts for the cause.
Ms. Ritu Gulati
Lead Shakti for Spoken English
Ms. Gulati believes that people are most important and their welfare must come first, over and above any other purpose. This has been at core of her professional working in the domain of Business Communication . As a progressive individual she has shown solid results in people Development, project management, and team leadership.
Education and value enhancement of individuals remains her key area of interest. This has naturally propelled her to team up with Sarvam Shakti and its mission to Unleash Shakti .
Ms. Gulati has more than 20 years of rich experience of working in varied service sector organisations. She has an MBA along with a Masters in Psychology. At graduate level she studied English literature (Honours ) fom University of Delhi. She completed her Schooling from St. Thomas School,New Delhi.
Head of Bharatanatyam dance
Mridula Nambiar is a performing Bharatnatyam artiste and also a member of
faculty of Ganesa Natyalaya and Sarvam Foundation
She is the student of Guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan in New Delhi. She hails from a south Indian household who recognized her interest in the art form and motivated her to further pursue it. She started her training at the age of 8 years and still believes to nurture and attain more knowledge in the field and she was fortunate enough to be under the wings of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan who further motivates her. She has been also awarded with the
title Kalashree from her Guru in 2015 and was awarded Kameshwari Nritya saman in 2018 from a school in Guwahati Academically she is a sociology (Hons) graduate from Jesus and Mary College
,Delhi University and her Masters in social work from IGNOU.She is also holds her
Junior and senior Diploma in Bharatanatyam from Prayag Sangeet Samiti,Allahabad.
After her Arengetram in the year 2015 under her guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan, she has been actively performing all over India and Abroad
Drishtikon Dance Foundation
Kathak Dance Mentors
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, the Drishtikon Dance Foundation is an internationally renowned dance company which has been established with a vision to look at tradition with a modern mind, to explore the past to create a new, imaginative future. The dance company aims to achieve excellence and virtuosity in the rich classical Indian dance form of kathak, as well as encourage the spirit of innovation. In doing so, we seek to challenge established norms and develop the courage to dance our own dance, while at the same time being informed about the heritage, cultures, influences and language of other dance styles and forms, viewpoints and ideas.
Sunny Shishodiya began training in Kathak at a tender age under the tutelage of his grandfather, Lt. Ghanshyam Shishodiya followed by rigorous training in the guidance of legendary Pt. Birju Maharaj.
Sunny is currently working as a senior dancer in the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - Drishtikon Dance Foundation. As an integral part of Drishtikon, Sunny has had the opportunity of performing at the leading International festivals such as the Dance Umbrella Festival (London), Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), Abu Dhabi Classic Series and many other prestigious festivals round the world. He is also the receipient of the Smt. Krishna Hangal Memorial National Award.
For Sunny, Kathak is an ongoing journey. He is a promising torch bearer of the Lucknow gharana.