Orange City Literature Festival

Organizing Board

Mr. Sunil Raisoni -Chairman RGI

Sunil Gyanchandji Raisoni, the Founder of Raisoni Group of Institutions and is popularly known for his inclination towards the noble cause of educating India. He is an Intellectual and a tenacious philanthropist who was born in Jalgaon, Maharashtra on 11th December 1961.

He is a scholar himself and is following a legacy of Philanthropy passed by his father Late Shri. Gyanchandji Raisoni. He always believed in the philosophy of appreciating work and dedication of a person than personality cult. He is a futuristic person who believes in implementing ways to support various social reforms that addresses our nation’s developmental challenges.

With his hard work, Dedication and commitment towards his dreams he came up with various roles and succeeded in whatever he decided. He is committed to enhance the quality of life through an integrated approach towards the various projects in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Welfare activities…

Mrs. Varsha Shashank Manohar -Member

Mrs. Varsha Shashank Manohar was the Chairperson of the International Poetry Festival hosted at LAD College Nagpur in 2011.She is also a trustee of the Justice ML Pendse Trust. She is an avid reader of non-fiction and English literature. She is involved in various social activities. She is a president of Soham - Home for Senior Living is the flagship project of Women’s Home Trust, Nagpur and Rest of the social activities she does are personal and she prefers them to be kept private.

Dr. Rajan Welukar -Member

Ex VC Mumbai University, RAJAN WELUKAR, is an eminent academician, is the former vice-chancellor of the University of Mumbai, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and G H Raisoni University. He Compiled and edited, Gandhi@150 which explores the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas in today’s world and the impact of his philosophy across a wide spectrum of areas such as religion, economics, science, education, the arts and health and development.

Dr. Nishigandha Wad -Member

Nishigandha Wad is an acclaimed Marathi film actress who has acted in Hindi films and in Hindi and Marathi serials. She started acting in commercial cinema around 1989–90 and Has acted in more than 160 films. She has done many TV serials in Hindi and Marathi. She Performs the various roles in her career as an actor, Director, Producer, and writer. She Wrote 9 books and is pursuing her 3rd PhD.

Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai -Member

Renowned Author, Radhakrishnan Pillai, fondly known as CHANAKYA Pillai, He is a teacher to his students, an author to his readers, a management trainer, consultant and guide to his clients.Radhakrishnan Pillai has been confirmed with the Sardar Patel National award 09 for this research on Chanakya and his principles. Also his first book 'The corporate Chanakya' has created record for the highest number of pre-release sales for any first book of an author.

Mr. Ashutosh Ram Shewalkar- Member

Businessman Author and Social Contributor

Orange City Literature Festival