Meet our Speakers

Anil Srivatsa.

A Donor’s Story

The Journey of a Kidney Donor, Anil Srivatsa, who went through emotional upheavals and the subsequent making of a champion for the cause of Organ Donation. He has driven across 40 countries and over 70,000 km in his own car and carried the message about organ donation to schools, colleges, and social clubs. The mission is to help people accept the concept of Organ Donation and willingly sign up to become organ donors by starting a conversation about it at home and recruit ambassadors for the Million Donor Project.Anil just concluded a four month, 20,000 km drive around India and has addressed over 15,000 people including an attempt to break a Guinness Book world record on December 8, 2017.

Brinda Adiga.

Activist and Social Warrior

Brinda is a well-known activist and social warrior, founding the first Child Protection helpline in India in 1997 Makkala Shaya Vani (MSV) in the Police Commissioner’s Office and has a mention in the UNDOC report from 2002. On top of that, Brinda pioneered the Training Module & Workshop for Gender Sensitive-People Friendly Police that was supported by UNICEF that was eventually included as Syllabus in the Karnataka Police Training Academies and mentioned in the country’s CEDAW Report.

She also contributed to the Training Curriculum by Consortium for Street Children, for the London Police.Hailing from Chandigarh, Ambala and Pune (her father was an Air Force Officer), Brinda is the eldest of four siblings. She came to Bangalore and Completed her MSW from Bangalore University.

Currently Brinda heads several organizations in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and presently mentors Global Concerns India, in Bangalore. She coordinates Safer Cities Free From Violence on Women & Children with Legal Aid by granting access to justice through victim compensation and witness protection programs. This initiative is supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, an arm of the Bavarian Parliament, in cooperation with the Karnataka Government.

She also is part of the Mukti-An Alliance to End Human Trafficking and Bonded Labor and fights against human trafficking through the Karnataka government via the State High Powered Committee Against Human Trafficking.