Shikha is currently the Director of Partnerships, Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics (SVEXA), and also serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, Bridges of Sports. She is an Olympian swimmer (represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympics), Arjuna Awardee, and won 37 international medals for India, 146 National medals, and created 75 National Records. She is India’s fastest swimmer (National record in 50m Freestyle) for the past 20+ years.
Seven world championship silver medals and two Asian Games bronze make Kunjarani Devi one of the most decorated weightlifters in India. She was a recipient of the Arjuna Award in 1990 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honor of Padma Shri in 2011.
Dr. Neeta Tatke
Dr. Neeta Tatke is a sports psychologist, Vice Principal of D. G. Ruparel College, and the Director of Mallakhamb at Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir. She was inspired by her father to learn mallakhamb at the age of 7 and won several district, state, and national awards in yogasanas, gymnastics, and mallakhamb. Dr. Tatke’s inquisitiveness to understand the correlation between neuroscience and mallakhamb led her to conduct her Ph.D. research on the impact of the competitive mallakhamb on emotional intelligence, executive function, and explanatory style.
IPS Officer Aparna Kumar
Aparna Kumar is the Deputy Inspector General of Police and a mountaineer. At the age of 38 and a mother of two children, she broke all stereotypes on gender roles and defied conventions on age when she started mountaineering. She is the first Indian Police Service Officer to scale the Seven Summits, unfurling the Indian flag at the top of the world’s greatest peaks. She has been bestowed the Tenzing Norgay National Award 2018 by the President of India for her mountaineering achievements.