Board of Advisors


Bharti Kakkar

She is a teacher by profession and is currently working as PGT Chemistry at Tapti Valley International School. Hard working, head strong and humble are the qualities that describe her the best.

She is happy soul with lot of courage & spreads cheer and positivity around. All in all – A woman of substance !  Her take on life, “Live & let live” !

Sumita Shah

She is a MBA graduate & a corporate trainer by passion and a director by profession. She works for Tapti kids — a chain of preschools by Tapti valley education foundation. A people’s person, she always looks forward to each moment in life with excitement and enthusiasm. Live and let live is her mantra and always will be !!

Major S K Sharma

He is a Science graduate & Ex-Indian Army ( Artillery ) officer who took premature retirement in 1992 after dedicating 23 years to the nation. Bold in looks but humble at heart – Major Sharma as he is popularly known, carries under his belt all the rare distinctions.

He runs one of the largest Security Services known as ‘SISA Group’ as its Chairman which employs 8000 Ex- servicemen & has its presence all over the country. Major Sharma joined Rotary in 1999 & became President of his club in 2005 & won the best President award along with 20 other District & Rotary International awards for his club. He personally contributed US $ 25000 during 2005-06 & became Major Donor level – 3 having donated US $ 70000 in 2008-09. In 2007, Major SK Sharma was unanimously nominated as District Governor Nominee of Rotary District ( Gujarat ) for 2009-10.

His motto of life is – ” If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it” !!

Prem Sharda

Former Vice Chancellor of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, is a fusion of many persona. During his two tenures as the university VC he was able to raise the overall standards of excellence of the university in curriculum upgradation.

Later, as the President of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, he initiated mega projects like Udyog’ 98. During this period he was also on the managing bodies of FICCI, ASSOCHAM & CII ( Gujarat ).Over the years several awards & recognitions have been conferred upon him by various organizations at the regional & national levels !

Vidyakar Bansal

An industrialist & Director in many companies who did his B Sc Textiles from TIT Bhiwani in 1969, is into business of Disperse dyes & chemical trading, textiles, textile anxilliaries & Denim manufacturing. He strongly believes in – ‘Honesty is the best policy’ ! 

He is a trustee in various organizations like Tapti Valley Education, Agarwal Vidya Vihar, Agrasen College & Patron of Van Bandhu Parishad!

His motto of life is ” Live your life fully & forget your age ” !!

Ratan Lal Daruka

He is B. Com ( Hons ) from Kolkata University in 1979. He is into business of textiles & building construction in Surat. He is a director in many companies.  

He is trustee in Agarwal vidya vihar & Agarwal pragati trust. He is also a founder member of Agarwal vikas trust.

At present he is president of Hari satsang samiti, Surat & in the managing committee of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry. 

His aim is to serve the society & enjoy work till the last moment of his life !

Mohan Nayar

He is a science graduate, a textile entrepreneur and a passionate social worker. As a Trustee of Disable Welfare Trust of India he supports the education, training & rehabilitation needs of nearly 400 physical challenged children from the slums, free of cost. He also is a trustee in Prayas Charitable Foundation which deals in children with Learning Disabilities.

A hard working  & an emotional person at heart he has an aura of positivity around him. He has evolved himself by believing in the worlds of George Bernard Shah : 

“Some people see things as they are and ask why, 
I dream things that never were and ask why not” !!