Vision 2021 – 'One Million Youth for Peace' partners with J&K Police to launch Vision Matrix in J&K

JAMMU: With an objective of economic, social and personal development of Jammu & Kashmir youth, New Delhi based social enterprise Vision 2021 – One Million Youth for Peace is launching its mentorship platform Vision Matrix on 19 January 2018 in Jammu & Kashmir in partnership with Jammu & Kashmir Police in J&K Police Headquarters, Jammu from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Vision Matrix mentoring platform connects emerging/established leaders - Ivy League Schools’ alumni, head honchos of FORTUNE 500 companies and renowned leaders across various fields and industries to provide academic, career, and personal guidance to mentees for a period of at least one and a half year. With an agenda of covering 22 districts across the state, Vision Matrix will be starting the program with 30 mentees and mentors. The screening process of the mentees for the Mentoring Program will be initiated at the event through an activity where students will share their aspirations with Vision Matrix.

In the presence of Chief Guest, DGP of Jammu & Kashmir - Shesh Paul Vaid; the Founder of Vision 2021 One Million Youth for Peace –  Rachna Sharma; Vision Matrix mentors, ambassadors/spokespeople; and Jammu & Kashmir police dignitaries, the launch event will witness a footfall of an audience of 500 which includes students, professors, principals, senior government officials, influencers, local media and heads of various educational institutions. 

The five hours of break free environment will bring together life stories & inspirational talks of Vision Matrix mentors; and a vibrant open Q&A session for audience /students under one roof, all with the purpose of empowering Jammu & Kashmir youth with an environment conducive for thinking & learning to facilitate invention, innovation, creativity, leadership & entrepreneurship. 

An eclectic array of speakers includes keynote addresser Chief Guest DGP  Shesh Paul Vaid;  Rachna Sharma - Founder of Vision 2021 - One Million Youth for Peace;  Partha P Roy Chowdhury – Assistant Vice President Invest India;  Deepika Arora - Regional Vice President – Eurasia of World's Largest Hotel Chain Wyndham Hotel Group;  Shayamal Vallabhjee - Founder of HEAL Institute, Sports Scientist & High Performance Coach;  Bhawna Agarwal - CEO of Gadgets 360;  Neeraj Kumar Singal - Director of Lightyear Infratech and CEO of SEMCO Group;  Ashvini Jakhar  - Founder & CEO of E-Commerce company;  Mayyur R Girotra  - Founder of one of India's leading Fashion House Mayyur R Girotra Couture;  Sakshi Vij – Founder of Myles Cars; and  Saurav Arora – Founder of imhere24x7.

The Jammu & Kashmir Police dignitaries will grace the event with their keynote addresses to the student community of Jammu & Kashmir.  

Board - Vision 2021 – One Million Youth for Peace 

Rachna Sharma

New Delhi, India

Founder & Chief Crusader

An alumnus of Harvard Business School,  Rachna Sharma is the founder of Vision 2021 – One Million Youth for Peace and Founder & Managing Director of conscious leadership and transformation brand Magnum Opus India. Hailing from Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir her mission is to ingrain values like love & humility amongst youth through education & exposure. She is the recipient of Femina Women Entrepreneurship Award. She also has a rich 14-year experience in the hospitality industry where she worked with some of the leading hotel chains in the world. During that time,  Sharma also received the Leading Woman in Hospitality Award by II Global. She has also authored two books - Globalization and Voices from Indian Practitioners and Peacebook supporting Vision 2021 – One Million Youth for Peace.


Advisory Board

Sam Beard

Delaware, USA

Founder – GIFT Foundation

Sam Beard is the founder of meditation brand – GIFT Foundation. He has been the advisor to seven US presidents. The list includes Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. An alumnus of Yale University and Columbia University, he spearheaded various national development projects of US government and was responsible for large-scale economic and social development across the country.

Dilip Cherian

New Delhi, India

Co-Founder, Perfect Relations

Dilip Cherian is the Founding Partner of Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.  Cherian served as an Economic Consultant in the Bureau of Industrial Costs in the Ministry of Industry, Government of India.  Cherian has a long-standing career in varied fields including journalism and management consulting. He has varied experience in the field of Public Relations for over 25 years. A decade later, he co-founded and worked as the Business Editor of the Observer of Business and Politics. He serves as a Member of Advisory Council at Centum Learning Limited. 

Sandeep Jajodia

New Delhi, India

President, ASSOCHAM

Sandeep Jajodia is a self-motivated, young and dynamic visionary. The renowned Indian industrialist is the President of the industry chamber ASSOCHAM and Chairman & Managing Director of Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. He has also served as the President of Indian Boxing Federation.

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Rishikesh, India

President, Parmarth Niketan

Pujya Swamiji is the President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India, one of the largest interfaith, spiritual institutions in India. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the world’s first-ever international interfaith initiative which brings together the world's faiths as allies in ensuring every child around the world has access to safe, life-giving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). He is the Founder of Ganga Action Parivar (GAP), a global family dedicated to the preservation of the River Ganga and her tributaries in their free-flowing and pristine state.

Vision Ambassadors

Adil Kassam

California, USA

Founder, UNIFY

Adil Kassam has the unique vision to unite humanity through meditation, global consciousness and promotion of world peace. 

Bhawna Agarwal

New Delhi, India

CEO, NDTV Gadgets

Bhawna Agarwal is an award-winning Digital leader & an entrepreneur with 17+ years in leading media houses, Internet companies & start-ups in India.

Varun Chaudhary

Kathmandu, Nepal

Executive Director, Chaudhary Group Corp Global

Varun Chaudhary is the Executive Director of CG Corp Global, a 1.14 billion dollars conglomerate, based out of Nepal, India and Dubai.

Sarvesh Shashi

Chennai, India

Founder, Zorba – A Renaissance Studio

Sarvesh Shashi is the founder of Zorba – A Renaissance Studio. As a modern Yogi, he is the youngest CEO in the Health and Wellness sector.

Adeel Chaudhry

Lahore, Pakistan

Actor, Singer, Model

Adeel Chaudhry is a singer-songwriter, actor and model who appears in television serials and Bollywood fil.

Mayyur R Girotra

New Delhi, India

Fashion Designer

Mayyur R Girotra is the renowned fashion designer known for redefining Indian textiles his threads of glamour and expert designs described as being fit for royalty. 

Vision Spokespeople 

Neeraj Kumar Singal

New Delhi, India


Neeraj Kumar Singal is the Director of Lightyear Infratech and CEO of SEMCO GROUP. His expertise lies across domains of Rail, Defense & Automotive Sector.

Deepika Arora

New Delhi, India

Regional Vice President - EurAsia, Wyndham Hotel Group

 Deepika Arora, the regional vice president-Eurasia is responsible for growing the portfolio of Wyndham Hotel Group brands. 

Shayamal Vallabhjee

Mumbai, India

Founder, HEAL Institute

 Shayamal Vallabhjee is a South African Sports Scientist & Performance Coach with 18 years experience in High-Performance Sporting environments. 

Lt Crd (Dr) Ashvini Jakhar

New Delhi, India


Ashvini Jakhar is the founder of Previously he served as Consultant in McKinsey & Company and Lieutenant Commander in Indian Navy.

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