Shri. Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party Ram Madhav (born 22 August 1964) is an Indian politician, writer and journalist. He serves as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and has authored several books. His latest is Uneasy Neighbours: India and China after Fifty Years of the War.

Political Career
Madhav's association with the 
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh began as a teenager. He volunteered to be a full-time worker for RSS in 1981. He was assigned to several key positions in the organization.He was the editor of Bharatiya Pragna, a monthly magazine in English published by Pragna Bharati, and associate editor of Jagriti, a Telugu weekly. He worked as a journalist for over 20 years with RSS sponsored publications and authored more than twelve books. He serves as the Director of the India Foundation, an RSS-aligned think-tank focused on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity. He served as the national spokesperson of the RSS from 2003-2014. Madhav was seconded to the BJP and appointed as one of its national general secretaries in 2014.He has called for India to take a more "proactive role in the region” in order to check China's One Belt One Road Initiative

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Smt. K. Kavitha
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Er. Kalvakuntla Kavitha (born 13 March 1978) is an MP and Telangana Rashtra Samithi party member. She is the first woman parliamentarian from Telangana. She represents Nizamabad Lok Sabha Constituency and she is the daughter of Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Er. Kavitha's name is often associated with Bathukamma, a floral festival of Telangana, because of her efforts for the revival of the culture and organized celebrations for the past decade.

Political Career

After the formation of Telangana state in 2014, Kavitha contested general elections from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency and won with over 170,000 vote-majority. As she took active leadership in the protests and demonstrations that were organized in support of the statehood movement all across Telangana. These struggles brought her closer to the people. Her massive electoral victory stood as a testimonial as a people’s person and a household name. As an MP, in Parliament and public life, Kavitha passionately espouses the cause of Telangana as well as other national issues

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Shri. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe is an Indian politician & Member of Parliament of India representing the state of Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha. He is also serving as National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party. Mr Sahasrabuddhe has been appointed as President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations by President of India. He is known as a political scholar and an occasional columnist. He is the Vice Chairman of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, a research and training academy for elected representatives & social activists. He heads BJP's think tank Public Policy Research Centre.

Political Career

He is a National Vice-President of BJP and behind the scene, he is considered as one of the key members of 
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s think tank. He is the Chief of BJP backed think tank Public Policy Research Centre(PPRC) which is based in Delhi. When Nitin Gadkari was appointed as president of BJP in the year 2009, Sahasrabuddhe served as Gadkari's political advisor. Within BJP, he initiated training of 125 ministers from BJP-ruled states in the year 2010 was one among it. In March 2012, his name was in news as one of the contenders for the Rajya Sabha nomination from the BJP for a seat vacated by BJP veteran late Balavant Apte. He was the member of BJP's Vision Document Committee for the 2014 Indian general election. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is also In-Charge of BJP, Madhya Pradesh. Currently, He is a Member of Parliament from Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha. Know More
Shri. Varun Gandhi
Member of the Indian Parliament for Sultanpur Our guest today is part-academic, part-activist and part-politician, and we are particularly thrilled/honoured to invite him as a sum of all these parts. 
 
Shri Feroze Varun Gandhi is a second-term Member of Parliament, who represented the Pilibhit constituency in 2009, and was elected from the Sultanpur constituency in 2014, winning both elections by record margins. 
 
He was the youngest ever National Secretary of the BJP from 2008-2011, and the youngest ever National General Secretary of the party from 2011-2014. He is a member of its National Executive. Shri Gandhi has been a member of a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees, including those on Defence and External Affairs. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 
 
He is a widely respected opinion leader and policy analyst, writing widely in English for The Hindu, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times and NDTV, and subsequently in Hindi for Amar Ujala, Navbharat Times, Rajasthan Patrika and Hindustan. Shri Gandhi also writes in other important regional languages for Lokmat, Malayala Manorama, Sambad, Vijayvani, among others, making him the widest read columnist in the country, reaching over 200 million readers. 
 
A poet by inclination, Shri Gandhi has published 2 bestselling volumes of poetry, ‘The Otherness of Self’ and ‘Stillness’. ‘Stillness’ broke sales records, becoming the largest bestselling non-fiction book of 2015, selling over 10,000 copies in its first 2 days of release.
His latest book, ’A Rural Manifesto: Realising India’s Future through her Villages’ was published in November this year. The book opened to extremely positive reviews, sparking a national conversation on rural distress, and sold over 50,000 copies within a month – becoming the number one bestselling non-fiction book of 2018. In this wide-ranging book, Shri Gandhi presents an alternative approach to mainstream ideas of rural development which, despite their many definite achievements, have their inherent limitations. Through a series of vignettes, ‘A Rural Manifesto’ explores the viability of a village as a single standalone socio-economic unit.

 

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Ashwani Lohani
Chairman & Managing Director, Air India Retired as the Chairman Railway Board and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India where he served from August 2017 to December 2018. Earlier worked as Chairman & Managing Director of Air India, Managing Director & Commissioner Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Divisional Railway Manager Delhi, Director of the National Rail Museum, Director in the Ministry of Tourism Government of India and Chairman & Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation.
 
While he has been highly successful in all his achievements, the three major public sector turnarounds at Air India, MP Tourism and ITDC attracted national attention. The transformation in the working of Indian Railways during his stint as its Chairman also attracted major national attention.
 
He received many Lifetime Achievement Awards, Eminent Engineer Award, Excellence in Governance Award, National Awards etc, he has also been the recipient of Gold Medal in Metallurgical Engineering and also Limca National Record holder in 2007 for four Engineering degrees namely Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgical and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. He also set a Guinness World Record in 1998 by running the Fairy Queen, the oldest working steam locomotive in the world. He is also credited with the nomination of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Mahabodhi Temple as World Heritage Sites.
 
He has written two books viz “Smoking Beauties”, a book on steam locomotives and another book on management “Winning at work against all odds”. He is a regular columnist in newspapers and magazines of repute
Naga Sravan Kilaru
National Youth Awardee, Founder: Yuvagalam
An engineer by Education, entrepreneur by profession and a Youth Activist by Passion. 
Founder of YuvaGalam, a campaign to cycle across Andhra Pradesh to understand the aspirations and dreams of Youth of Andhra Pradesh and draft a Youth Manifesto. Sravan cycled for 1860kms over 56 days covering Srikakulam to Bapatla. In his phase 1 of YuvaGalam. 
Sravan is also founding President of an organisation called Vijayawada Needs U. Where they used to organise Youth Parliament Sessions, Awareness on Right To Information Act. And also created MP Report Cards to evaluate the performance of their MPs. 
Sravan was an Invite for the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting in Uganda in 2017. 
And the United Nations Youth Assembly and 71st United Nations General Assembly. 
 
Awards : 
National Youth Awardee from the Government of India. ( Highest award given to youth for their contribution for Youth development) 
Karmaveer Global Fellowship awardee for 2015-16 by icongo in association with United Nations Volunteers 
National Change Makers Award 2018 from Delhi Youth Foundation