Santosh Choubey – Director, Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival
Santosh Choubey, Founder and Chairman of AISECT, is the Chancellor of Rabindranath
Tagore University and Dr. C.V. Raman University and is the Chairman of Tagore
International Centre for Arts and Culture. He is a leading Poet, Writer and Social
Entrepreneur of India. He writes on Literature, Poetry, Politics and Society and is a widely
recognized thinker and Social Entrepreneur. He received Award in International Literature
Festival for his novel Jaltarang. Santosh Choubey has also authored two other widely
popular novels Rag Kedar and Kya Pata Comrade Mohan.
Leeladhar Mandloi – Co-director , Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival
Leeladhar Mandloi associated with the creative and conceptual postulation of Tagore
International Literature and Arts Festival ‘Vishwa Rang’. He is the Head of Vanmali Srijan
Peeth’s Delhi branch and Ex. Director General of All India Radio and Doordarshan. He has
also served as Director - Bhartiya Gyanpeeth and editor of Naya Gyanoday. Poet, Critic,
Writer, Filmmaker and Editor, he is a recipient of prestigious awards including Pushkin
Award, Shamsher Award, Nagarjuna Award, Ramvilas Sharma Award, Kabir Award, Raza
Award and Vagishwari Award among others.
Siddharth Chaturvedi – Co-director , Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival
Siddharth Chaturvedi, Director Strategy and Operations of AISECT, has an MBA degree
from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and Bachelors of Engineering from
MANIT, Bhopal. He also has a wide corporate experience of working with industry giants like Microsoft
and ITC. Currently he is handling the huge network of 20,000 skilling centres of AISECT and is also a part
of the Governing Body and Board of Management of Dr. C. V. Raman University (Chhattisgarh) and
Rabindranath Tagore University (Madhya Pradesh).
Ashok Bhowmick is an internationally renowned painter, poet, artist and curator of India.
He has participated as a painter in many prestigious shows and galleries of various
countries including India, Pakistan, UAE, USA, Australia, Japan etc. Apart from that, he has
also written and published short stories, novels and biographies. He is serving as advisor to
various exhibitions, shows and art festivals.
Mahendra Gagan is a known face working in the field of Literature, Journalism and Culture for
over four decades in Bhopal (MP). He is also a leading publisher and editor of Hindi fortnightly
publication ‘Pahle Pahal’. He has been appointed in various advisory panels of Public Relation
Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. Currently, he is a member of literary advisory board of
Tagore International Arts & Cultural Centre and Vanmali Srijan Peeth.
Mukesh Verma is leading and known Story Writer, Editor and Critic in current Hindi
literature scenario of India. He has been one of the prominent figures in various national
and international literary events organized by Vanmali Srijan Peeth and Tagore
International Arts and Cultural Centre, Bhopal. He has been awarded by Vanmali Katha
Samman, Dhingra Foundation, America’s International Katha Samman, Saraswat Samman,
Vagishwari Samman, Abhinav Shabd Shilpi Samman etc.
Vinay Upadhyay is a renowned art critic and anchor of India. Over thirty years of his
journey in the field of Arts, Culture and Journalism, he has served as Art Critic, Editor,
Reporter and Convener. A celebrated Anchor of prestigious programs of Hon’ble President,
Governor, Prime Minister and Chief Minister; he has been a known face and voice of
cultural scenario of Madhya Pradesh. He has contributed in many documentaries and
features of Doordarshan and Aakashwani .
Yadvendra Pandey had a three & half decades of illustrious career as a scientist in Council
of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) with special interest in cultural heritage
conservation. He has been groomed by eminent Hindi editors in his younger age. Apart
from hundreds of articles on science, environment, social movements, etc in leading
national Hindi newspapers and magazines. More than a hundred short stories and poems
from different countries was translated and published by him in English.
Aditi Chaturvedi, Director AISECT - a social enterprising group, is currently handling the
skill development division and research & documentation division in the organisation.
Holder of B.E. and MBA degrees, Aditi has been working with AISECT in various verticals
like skill development, marketing (digital and print media) research and documentation.
She has played a key role in implementation of some of the important development initiatives at AISECT