Speaker:  Vivek Atray, IAS (Retd.)

Date and Time: June 15, 2019, 11:00 am

Venue:  Seminar Room, Central Instrumental  Lab (CIL), Panjab University, Chandigarh

Abstract: In current times, the intrusion of technology into our eco system has become all pervasive. There is little opportunity to switch off one’s mind from the ceaseless array of information flow. What is needed is to retain the human touch and the human element in our interactions with others as well as in our own personal space.

Vivek Atray is a multi-faceted person; an author, motivational speaker, mentor and independent advisor. He retired voluntarily from the IAS in 2017. He is an ex under 19 cricketer. He speaks on Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, People Skills and Behavioural Issues. He has one million views on YouTube.
He is an Honorary Professor at Shoolini University, member of the CSR Advisory Board of Action Aid, Convenor of SUVICHAR- a Think Tank, Hony. Representative of the Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Senior Vice President of the UT Cricket Association, Chandigarh. He has inspired thousands of youngsters to adopt a cheerful, positive and multi-dimensional approach to their lives. He is an acclaimed orator and has spoken at events of NASSCOM, CII, PHDCCI, TIE, MAIT, NCGG, LBSNAA, IIFT, ISB, Vibrant Forum and numerous Universities, Colleges, Schools and Corporate houses.

He has 5 TEDx talks and 2 highly popular Josh Talks. He speaks regularly on Leadership, Life skills, Pubic Speaking Skills, Emotional Intelligence, and Calmness. His novels “Move on Bunny!” & “Dubey ji Bounces Back” proved highly popular. His is currently writing a book on Life Skills for Young Indians. He writes a fortnightly column- Random Forays- for the Hindustan Times. He hosts a Talk show called Delicious Conversations. Vivek won much acclaim for his role in developing the Chandigarh IT Park. He also spearheaded the national award winning e-SAMPARK e-Governance project. He was quoted by the New York Times during this period. He also played a role in placing Chandigarh on the Heritage Tourism map. As D.C. Panchkula he initiated innovative projects such as Aadar Samman & Village Mentoring. Vivek also worked as Advisor KPMG & PwC on a sabbatical from the Government. He organises the annual All India JP Atray Cricket Tournament. Vivek himself was an under-19 cricketer. He is the Mentor of the Vivek Career Academy, a founder of the Vibrant Networking Forum, the Chandigarh Literary Society & is Co-Convenor of INTACH Chandigarh.

Vivek is an Electronics and Communication Engineer from NIT Kurukshetra. He also has a diploma in French. He has been awarded for Motivational Speaking by the Media Federation of India. He believes in promoting positivity and creativity in society through his writings and Talks. His favourite book is the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.