Unleashing Youth Potential

At the Intersection of
Samaaj, Bazaar & Sarkaar

30th Nov . Tuesday | 4:30 – 6:00 PM


4:30-5.00 pm
How the idea of HHH began
Transformation journeys (video)
About Power of Possibilities

5.00-6.00 pm
Panel discussion

Arun Maira

Arun Maira

Mr. Arun Maira is a thought leader and writer on the subjects of transformational change and leadership. Mr. Maira has held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, bringing a perspective on how the two can work together to foster growth in India. He served as Chairman of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) India for eight years, and spent 25 years in the Tata Group, serving on the Board of Tata Motors. As member of the Planning Commission from 2009-2014, he developed strategies, policies, and programmes on issues relating to industrialisation and urbanisation. He has also led participative scenario building for the future of India in 1999 with the Confederation of Indian Industry and in 2005 with the World Economic Forum. He is the author of many books including Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying: Reforming Institutions, Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone, Discordant Democrats: Five Steps to Consensus, Remaking India: One Country, One Destiny, and Shaping the Futures.
Reema Nanavati

Reema Nanavati

Reema Nanavati is a social sector leader and Director of Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA). She has been instrumental in extending the organization’s reach to more districts in Gujarat, and driving the creation of self-help groups as well as a retail distribution network. She is the 2013 recipient of a Padma Shri award for her contributions to the field of social service.

Dr R Balu

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam aka Dr R Balu is a development scholar and public policy advocate known for his pioneering work with rural and tribal communities in Karnataka, India. He is the founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development organization based in Saragur, Karnataka. He has worked with the Karnataka and Indian governments on issues related to tribal development, health, environment, child development and governance. In 2021, he was appointed to the Capacity Building Commission (CBC) of the Government of India as Member – Human Resources.
Madan Padaki

Madan Padaki

Madan is Managing Trustee and a co-founder of Head Held High Foundation. In this capacity, he is focused on enabling the organisation’s mission of supporting and empowering marginalized youth and communities.
Power of Possibilities

Power of Possibilities

This November, Head Held High Foundation completes a decade serving rural youth and communities. We think this is a good time to take stock, to reflect on the lessons of the past decade and collaboratively explore what more can be achieved in the upcoming one. Over the next few months, we hope to enable a robust idea exchange through discussions, insights and transformative stories from rural communities. This is the first of the conversations in that series.