To place any noble thought into an action, an individual needs the powerful leadership, firm determination, perseverance and long term vision. YAF is promoted by well known and diversified group of people. The idea of CA Arvind Kumar Agrawal to change the individual and holistic development of environment, society has been taken step with the experienced, seasoned, enthusiastic young team. Leadership team will be taking care of activities of the foundation. whereas City leadership team will be responsible for on ground implementation of plans and projects of the foundation.
CA Arvind Kumar Agrawal
Arvind Agrawal is a founder member of VNR group. He is responsible for strategic planning, corporate finance, financial control, compliance, assurance risk management, governance system and process development.
Under his guidance and leadership, there has been many process development, improvement initiatives being taken up and successfully implemented at VNR. He is the constant in the upward growth trajectory of VNR, throughout these years he has made valuable contributions in every discipline of business and solidified the business operations of the organization.
He has represented VNR, in many domestic and International forums. He is a regular participant at APSA and ISC conferences, since a decade. He has attended workshops and study courses on Food & Agribusiness management at Cornell University Ithaca NY, USA, GA3 International Symposium Taiwan, Cash Flow Management at Singapore etc. Exclusively travelled throughout the world to get inside of Agriculture and Technology. His contribution to VNR & Entrepreneurship has been accorded by E.O. Raipur by extending him prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by honorable CM of Chattisgarh.
He is being regularly invited by institutes, apex bodies and forums to deliver the talks on the subjects related to agricultural funding and compliance matters. Few recent ones are; Panel discussion at Agri and Food Summit organized by VCCircle at New Delhi, Speaker at Agri and Food Investment Summit at Mumbai, Make in India & FDI in retail in Raipur, Roadshow on World Food India by CII Raipur, Transitions to GST conference organised by CII Raipur, Speaker in ICAI- Panel discussion interactive meet with CEO/CFO, PHD chambers of commerce and Industry as a speaker in guidelines and procedures of startups, 'Role of technology in food industries', ”Facilitating credits to MSME in Chattisgarh”, In a Panel discussion with Leading Print Media Group India Today on 'Agriculture and Forestry first economic development in Chattisgarh'.
During his career he contributed in the agricultural sector by playing a major role in the upliftment of farmers of Chhattisgarh by supporting them in implementation of innovative and mechanized farming through Agriculture financing for beneficial operations. Also motivated thousands of farmers towards Agripreneurship.
Mr. Agarwal has been a scholar throughout his academic career. He is armed with a diploma in Information System Audit from ICAI and done QMS Lead Auditor Course from Nigel Bauer & Associates UK. Has been a gold medalist in the bachelor of commerce with specialization in Management. A twin Konark Chakra Awardee during higher secondary school.
He is actively participating in ICAI activities served various roles in the Raipur Branch of ICAI. He is a senator member of Junior Chamber International, Member of Income Tax Bar Association Raipur, Founder Member of C.G state Archery Association, He is state Council Member of CII continuously since 2017. He is the founder of Young Arm Foundation, a nonprofit association aims for the establishment of self sustain empowered society.
A sports enthusiast -badminton champion at University level. He is based in Raipur, married to Mukta Mani and has one equally talented son Swapnil.
Dr. Alka MishraDr. Alka Mishra having vast experience in the field of biodiversity, conservation,teaching, administration and management. She has done MSc(Botany) and PhD. Her experience consists of Research experience in State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, Government Science PG college, Jagdalpur, AIPC Presidential International College, Raipur.and Gurukul Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Raipur. She has taken many fellowship from funding agencies like World Bank, DST,ICFRE, NTPC- Korba and Chirmiri Coal Mines. She has completed projects like Sanjay National Park (MP)CG, Pench Tiger Reserve,Seoni(MP), Panna National Park and Social Forestry. She has carried extension research work on "Training cum Demonstration Program on Cultivation of Medicinal Plants and their Processing" at Jagdalpur, Bilaspur, Seoni and Jabalpur.
Her contributions to many publications and bulletin are visible to name a few:
|⚫||Adansonia digitata Linn, An important medicinal plant of M.P."JTF-1997,Vol.13,IV. PP 253-254.|
|⚫||Ausdhiya paudho ki kheti avam unki prakriyakaran ki pravidhya ke prachar prasar ki pariyojna. Vaniki Sandesh,SFRI.2000.|
|⚫||Nagermotha ki Krishi Taknik Avam Vyavsayik Kheti ke liye upyukt aoushdhiya avm Sugandhit Paudho ki kheti.Published by SEDMEP(Page-105).|
|⚫||Ethanobotanical Study of Sahariya Tribes of Guna and Shivpuri district of MP.Vaniki Sandesh,1999,Vol.23 No-4|
|⚫||Rare Plants of Sanjay National Park,Sidhi (MP).Vaniki Sandesh.2000,Vol.1(24).1.|
|⚫||Cultivation of Medicinal Plant.abstract; An Ex-Situ Approach.National Seminar on Biodiversity,Conservation, Management & Utilisation for Sustainable Development.
April-19-20,2000,page-13-14; Organised by Department of Agro Botany & Crop Physiology,JNKVV-Jabalpur(M.P)
|⚫||Cultivation Practices for Commercially Important Medicinal Plants of M.P(India) Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Vol-5, Crop Improvement and Commercialisation;page247-257.(International Journal)|
|⚫||Cultivation of Medicinal Plants: An Ex-Situ Conservation Approach, Abstract Published and Presented at National Seminar on Plant Biodiversity, Systematic Conservation & Ethanobotany & 10th Annual General Body Meeting IAAT, Nov.9-11,2000; abstracts, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, Darjeeling(W.B).|
|⚫||Grass Diversity Of" Pench Tiger Reserve "Seoni (MP).J.Econ.Tax.Bot.|
|⚫||Floral Diversity of Sanjay National Park,Sidhi( MP) J.Econ.Tax.Bot.|
She actively participated in conferenced and seminars not only to her own core field but of social and common interest group also. Few of the conferences attended to, are below herewith:
|⚫||Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology,organized by PSAVK,Dec 1996.
|⚫||Workshop on Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants organized by "Gandharv Nursery Floriculture"1997|
|⚫||International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Development & Productivity held at Bioscience Department R.D.V.V. Jabalpur.14-16 November 1998|
|⚫||South East Asian Seminar on Herbs & Herbal Medicines,Patna,16-17 Jan 1999, organised by IMT & Bihar Council of Science & Technology; Govt of Biharl.|
|⚫||International Congress-Ayurved 2000, 28- 30 Jan-2000, at Chennai organised by SOWPARNIKA Foundation|
|⚫||National Seminar on Plants on Plants Biodiversity - Taxonomy, Conservation & Ethnobotany and 10th Annual Meeting IAAT from 8th- 10 November. 2000 organized by Department of Botany North Bengal University, Siligudi (W.B.).|
She is also member of organisations and socities like :
|⚫||Prayavaran Sanrakshan Avam Adivasi Vikas Kendra|
|⚫||Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT).|
|⚫||World Wide Foundation for Nature-India.|
|⚫||Paryavaran Urja Times.|
|⚫||Society Basic & Applied Mycology(SBAM), RDVV-Jabalpur(M.P).
She is Past President of Junior Chamber International, JCI Raipur Vama Capital .
She is actively engaged in education and media publication as editor.
Leadership qualities and soft nature has been appreciated by one and all.