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Key people

Dr. H. P. Kanoria
(Chairman, SREI Foundation)

Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, LLB; D. Litt is an industrialist, banker, journalist, educationist, philanthropist, social awakener with the mission and vision for enhancing spiritual value service to humanity and taking up the cause for women awakening. He gets his inspiration from the teachings of Paramhansa Shri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogonandaji, holy scriptures and other great personalities. His father was a famous businessman and social worker. He completed his education from Presidency & St. Xavier's College and Bachelor of Law from Calcutta University and became an Advocate at the Calcutta High Court. He also held a legal assignment as the Judge of Lok-Adalat, Calcutta High Court.


Manisha Lohia

Manisha Kanoria Lohia is a Montessori Director, Kathak Teacher and a Mother. She graduated with an Accountancy Honours but her passion to work with children has inspired her to explore different possibilities with them. Her love and respect for developing children as ‘Independent Individuals’ has been the key factor in the conceptualisation of a place like iSpark. Her main sources of inspiration have been her Father – Dr.H.P.Kanoria, her Brother – Hemant Kanoria, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam and above all, her guru Mahatria Ra. As stated by Mahatria Ra, she truly belives that, “This is the only chance You get to prove Yourself.”

Hena Nafis

Hena Nafis is Eastern India’s most prominent nutritionist and the founder of Nutrience, a nutrition and lifestyle clinic based in Kolkata. She is also a respected columnist and nutritionist for T2 (The Telegraph). She graduated with a degree in Food & Nutrition from the Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool (UK) followed by an M.Sc in Food Science & Technology from Victoria University, Melbourne (Australia). In the past, she has conducted lectures and workshops with notable corporates such as Pepsi, Futuresoft, Wipro and FICCI, among others.