2nd Global Business Leadership Forum 2018

Unified Brainz of India jointly with World Peace & Diplomacy Organization in association with The Hindu Business Line presented the Sustainable Development Accelerator and 2nd Global Business Leadership Forum 2018 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai on 7th April 2018. This was a Global Leadership forum and the largest business award platform, recognizing and felicitating businesses & business leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, peace activists & pole bearers from across the globe, models, actors, directors and other professionals from more than 15 countries, who had shown outstanding performance and tenacity in their area of expertise with a never ending zeal to reach the highest echelons in their professional careers.

The Chief Guest of the occasion was the First Lady of Maharashtra, Ms. Amruta Fadnavis by the worthy hands of whom, an inspirational book, “World Peace & Diplomacy, The Concept Unfolded”, authored by Prof. Dr. GD Singh, Founder & President, WPDO was unveiled in the presence of all the eminent guests & diplomats, a big contingent being from the partnering country, Sri Lanka.

The event saw Excellence Awards in various categories; World Peace Ambassador & Messenger Title Awards were bestowed upon social activists from across the globe who have initiated and carrying on the agenda of global peace in their respective countries and fields. Ms. Amruta Fadnavis was bestowed and honoured with WPDO World Peace Ambassador Title in the forum.


Other WPDO Peace Award recipients were:

  1. Bhoomi Trivedi – Bollywood Playback Singer
  2. Mannu Sandhu- Miss Canada 2010
  3. Shital Shah- renowned Producer, Director & Actor of Gujarati movies
  4. Prassanna Pathmanathan- Marketing & Branding professional from SL
  5. Danu Innasithamby- Social and Peace Activist from Sri Lanka
  6. Nandisha Kalutota- Social and Peace Activist from Sri Lanka
  7. Ornella Mariam Jayasiri Gunesekere – Model, Actress & Philanthropist from Sri Lanka
  8. Sandkelum Kalutota- Social and Peace Activist from Sri Lanka
  9. Ashan Perera – Social and Peace Activist from Sri Lanka
  10. Kalpanee Gunawardana – Social and Peace Activist from Sri Lanka
  11. Ramod Malaka- Contemporary Dancer from Sri Lanka

Some selected few received WPDO Paramount Honours & Medallions, which is a way to recognize most celebrated illustrious individuals, high intellect personages, Noble Laureates’, public servants and distinguished impresarios from varied genres. These are the personalities who have dedicated their lives with their undisputed commitment towards the society through their act of deed, whether in their respective field of action or through social engagements which has impacted on the way to building better tomorrow for the generations to come.

Col. Lalit Rai was amongst the selected few who received this award along with Ms. Annuradha Malik – a renowned artist & painter, Mr. Sagara Lakmal De Mel – Media Ambassador, Mr. Saurabh Daftary for Rehmatein the only Musical property to support Indian musicians and Padma Shri Dr. Vijay Kumar Shah. Padma Shri Hariharan, the Bollywood playback singer was amongst the selected few who received the Honorary Doctoral titles through recommendation, nomination & dossier submission by partnering international universities. The Global Business Leadership Award winners were organizations from about 40 industry verticals and the winners were declared in 12 different categories after a detailed evaluation by Evaluation partner, CIAC Global based on varied parameters. These awards were also given to individuals for their professional excellence in the last 3 years. Some of the awardees were:

1. Late Johnny Walker Sahab Legendary Bollywood Actor of yester years Lifetime Achievement Award
2. Mr. Vivian Dsena Television Actor Most Dashing TV Actor of the Year
3. Mr. Jim Sarabh Bollywood Actor Most Promising New Comer of the Year
4. Ms. Preeti Pinki Bollywood Playback Singers The Versatile Singers of the Year
5. Ms. Anupriya Goenka Bollywood Actress Promising Female Actor of the Year
6. Mr. Amiek Virk Punjabi Film Producer Best Producer of the Year For Punjabi Movies
7. Mr. Partho Ghosh Bollywood Film Director The Most Promising Film Director of the Year
8. Mr. Sharang Sharma head of film content at Reliance Big entertainment Global Excellence Award for Entertainment and Bollywood Industry
9. Mr. Dinesh Sahu Television Director Promising Director of the Year
10. Mr. Asif Azim Super Model from Bangladesh Best Model on the Ramp
11. Mr. Karan Oberoi Model & Actor The Youth Icon Model of the Year
12. Mr. Kartikya Arora Editor in Chief & Publisher of Film Magazine ThnkMkt Most Promising Publisher of the Year
13. Ms. Shruti Pathak Bollywood Singer Promising Singer  of the Year
14. Mr. Mouhit Joushi Television Actor The Emerging Actor of the Year
15. Mr. Amal Sherawat Model Most Charming Newcomer
16. Ms. Bharati Panwar Television Director Best Director of the Year
17. Mr. Anil Sambiyal Actor The Most Promising Actor
18. Ms. Angira Dhar Bollywood Actress Promising Upcoming  Actress Of the Year


One of the main events of the day was Peace Declaration by the chief sponsor, World Peace & Diplomacy Organization (WPDO) which was again initiated by Ms. Fadnavis by banging the Peace Gong and a Peace Declaration was signed by the prominent peace activists from across the globe.

There were some announcements for the upcoming affiliations and new initiatives of the group. A new trade initiative, Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries (AACCI) was announced in support with the SME Chambers of India and ICCA- Nigeria under the apt leadership of High Prince Leye Dr. Babalola (in absentia through his message), starting a new chapter in the trade relations of the two continents. The Chamber announcement was made by the Founder & President of SME Chambers of India, Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe along with AACCI Founder, Dr. GD Singh. The chamber will embrace the continental model of membership, promoting accelerated growth and development in commerce and industry across the globe. It will also characterize industrial harmony, stable and seamless development. It will ensure work towards development of association between Asian and African organizations and felicitate joint projects ensuring mutually growth and employment through exchange programs.

Unified Brainz group announced its new upcoming project, a national level beauty pageant, “India’s first Intellect Glam Hunt”, “Miss Beauty with Brainz”. The contest will judge the winner not only by her beauty quotient but will equally consider her knowledge and intelligence and the winner will be the one who will have the best combination of both.

Unified Brainz Group announced replication of its unique Speaking Coffee Table Book project on short biographies of the Who’s Who of Industries. The Coffee Table Book is unique for its special ability to integrate videos of the short biographies shown in the book using state of the art digital technology of Augmented Reality (AR) by the virtue of which a reader could always watch the related biographic videos on his or her mobile phone while reading the textual biography in the book. After the successful launch of the Gujarat Edition, the group announced two new versions, on Who’s Who of Industries-Maharashtra edition and Who’s Who of Bollywood Industry.

A no. of speeches by renowned business leaders, social activists and corporate big-wigs, aided by a couple of panel discussions on today’s unique and hot topics took the forum to new unprecedented heights. Some of the key speakers were, Dr. Mickey Mehta, Ms. Rouble Nagi, Prof. Dr. Lakshman Madurasinghe, Prof. Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe, Mr. Prassana Pathmanathan, Dr. Ravindra Gupta, Col. lalit Rai, Vrc ( Veteran), Mr. Praveen Sahani, Dr. Meera Venkat, Ms. Smita Parikh and many more. Col. Rai spellbind the audience by his tales of Kargil War which he had witnessed by active participation for which he also received the Vir Chakra.


Chief Guest: Ms. Amruta Fadnavis

Guests-of-Honour Include –

  • Dr. Sir Lakshman Madurasinghe from Sri Lanka
  • Sir Romesh Jayasinghe from Sri Lanka
  • Chandrakant Salunkhe, President- SME Chamber of India

Chief Organizer: 

Prof Dr. Sir GD Singh, Founder & President,

World Peace & Diplomacy Organisation & Group President – Unified Brainz Group Holdings Inc.

The event was marked with the presence of dignitaries of high repute like movie & TV stars, international models, corporate leaders, international diplomats and other high end officials from various partnering countries, international speakers, business gurus and  philanthropists.


Some of the eminent ones are as follows:

Ms. Rouble Nagi from Mumbai

Padma Shri. Hariharan ji from Bollywood

Ms. Bhoomi Trivedi, Renowned Bollywood Playback Singer

Dr. Mickey Mehta from Mumbai

Mr. Nasir Khan from Bollywood

Mr. Partho Ghosh from Bollywood

Col. lalit Rai, VrC ( Veteran)- Kargil War Hero

Dr. Hina Shah- Entrepreneur from Ahmedabad

Ms. Smita Parikh from Mumbai

Ms. Meera Venkat from Hyderabad

Ms. Ornella Gunasekere from Sri Lanka

Dr. Sir Roland Yakoubow from USA

Ms. Anna Boyrazayan from USA

Ms. Manjeet K Bansal from Udaipur

Mr. Wishvas Julkha from Mumbai

Mr. Kaushik Izardar from Mumbai

Ms. Mannu Sandhu – Ms. Canada 2010


Some of the Gujarat based organizations were amongst the award winners for excellence in their respective fields. They are as follows:

Lexcru Watertech, Unjha Pharmacy, YUVA Unstoppable, Farnidhar Mega Food Park, Aava Water, Rworld Leisure and Rivashaa Eco Design Solutions from Ahmedabad and Man & Moneta Exports from Surat. There were also individual excellence awards given to Mr. Jatin Trivedi, Ms. Preet & Pinki and Ms. Shruti Pathak for their unparalleld talent and achievements.

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