Global Youth Festival:
The Virtual Edition 2021

14 Feb 2021

world-renowned mentors and motivators



Enlightening Wisdom
Spirituality Applied
Selfless Service
Celebrating through Culture
Wellbeing Inside-out

Celebrating the day of love, a 24-hour curated confluence of 14 world-renowned mentors and motivators will inspire global youth towards inner growth and dynamic action.


To reflect on the new normal and evoke a greater purpose as a collective.

To draw on our global unity across mindsets, cultures and industries, and resolve for a positive, peaceful and better future.


Youth from 14 countries will walk into a virtual auditorium for a cutting-edge, digital experience. A simulated festival layout with convention halls, stalls and exhibit areas.

Who are the mentors and motivators?


Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai

Enlightened Master & Founder, SRMD

A spiritual visionary, a modern-day mystic, and an ardent devotee of Shrimad Rajchandraji, He is the founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur – a spiritual movement with 108 centres across five continents.

Blending theory with experience and the head with the heart, Pujya Gurudevshri provides powerful and practical tools to joyfully tread the inward journey. He is empowering and transforming millions across the globe with the mission statement – Realise one’s True Self and serve others selflessly

Fondly known as a leader of the youth, Pujya Gurudevshri harnesses the creative potential and intelligence of young hearts, steering them towards a higher goal through the 5S programme.

“Tremendous energy, enthusiasm, exuberance, and power are the assets of today’s youth. They have the drive but need the direction. They have the wings and if given the eyes they can soar high and far in the spiritual skies.”
-Pujya Gurudevshri

Pujya Gaur Gopal Das

Monk & Life Coach, ISKCON

A practising monk for the past 23 years, he is a storyteller, life coach and author with videos that have collectively racked up over 500 million views. His charming personality coupled with a simplicity in imparting spirituality has won hearts worldwide, including the youth. He has also partnered with institutions like Google, Salesforce, Bombay Stock Exchange, to name a few.

Pujya Gyanvatsal Swami

Saint & Social Reformer, BAPS

A part of BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha), he is a motivational speaker, saint, and social reformer. A modern-day monk, he has delivered life-changing speeches around the globe on relevant topics like stress management, work-life balance, ethics in profession, to name a few.

Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani

Senior Rajyoga Teacher & International Motivational Speaker

A renowned spiritual mentor, she is the recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskaar, the highest civilian honour for women in India, for her role in transforming human behaviours. She has made spirituality easy, understandable and relatable through her acclaimed television series, ‘Awakening with the Brahmakumaris’.

Dr. Deepak Chopra TM

MD, FACP & Best-selling Author

He is the founder of the Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality. He is a pioneer of integrative medicine and author of over ninety books published in more than forty-three languages. Many have been New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

Idalene Kesner, Ph.D

Dean, Kelley School of Business

Idalene Kesner is the Dean at The Kelley School of Business. A visionary, trailblazer, mentor, and a groundbreaking educator, Dean Kesner has successfully paved the way for a more diverse, inclusive and pro-female educational institution. She was awarded the Dean of the Year in 2019 by Poets & Quants, a leading news site about business education.

Kuntal Joisher

World’s First Vegan To Scale Mt. Everest

Kuntal Joisher, an avid climber, risk-taker, and motivational speaker, is famously known as the first vegan to climb Mount Everest. But, he is first and foremost, a dreamer. He has reached great heights, both literally and figuratively, and today, his journey inspires scores across the globe to chase their dreams, pursue their passions and live compassionately!

Dr. Aditi Govitrikar

Actor, Model & Psychologist

The only Indian supermodel-actor with a medical and psychologist’s qualification; Dr. Aditi Govitrikar is ‘Beauty with Brains’ – a title given to her by Business Today, and other publications. Having won accolades like Gladrags Supermodel & Mrs. World, Dr. Aditi has also acted in Bollywood and Telugu films. Dr. Aditi currently practices as a certified counsellor and mentors corporates with transformational workshops.

Kailash Kher

Leading Playback Singer & Music Composer

Popular for his uniquely soulful, raw, and high-pitched voice, he has become a household name in India thanks to hits like Allah Ke Bandey, Teri Deewani, and Saiyaan, among others. He formed Kailasa, an Indian fusion band, in 2004, with Mumbai-based musician brothers, Paresh Kamath and Naresh Kamath. Apart from his international performances, he has also lent his voice to various social causes, demonstrating a grounded personality despite global acclaim. His devotional performance on 31 December, 2019, at Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur, enthralled thousands. He received the Padma Shri award in 2017 for his contribution to music in the country.

Ronnie Screwvala

Chairman and Co-founder - upGrad and Founder Trustee - Swades Foundation

The founder of media conglomerate UTV Software Communications, he has bankrolled around 80 feature films in India, besides a handful of international productions. His impressive production repertoire includes Rang De Basanti, Barfi!, Haider and Dangal. He has also co-founded UpGrad, an online higher education platform, built a Sports company named U Sports which looks into football, e-sports and kabaddi, and has established a presence in the media content space with RSVP Movies. He is also the founder of Swades Foundation that operates with the single-minded focus of empowering rural India.

Aarti Shah, Ph.D

Senior VP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Eli Lilly & Company

She is a key member in the executive committee of Eli Lilly & Company, a global healthcare leader and a Fortune 500 company. She is an accomplished executive with 25+ years of extensive experience in drug development, commercialization, technology, and data sciences. She is also known for her leadership style, and for leading global cross-functional teams of several thousand employees from vision development to strategy creation to execution. Currently, she serves as a trustee of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (USA), the charitable arm of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur.

Radhika Sood Nayak

Sufi Vocalist & Composer

Indira Naik

Sufi & Ghazal Singer

Neeraj Arya's Kabir Café

Folk Fusion Band

Atmarpit Shraddhaben

Yuva Swadhyaykar & Yoga Teacher, SRMD

Dr. Mansi Shah

MD FAAP & Yoga Teacher, SRMD

Jaineel Shah and Anish Mehta

Founders and Certified Personal Trainers, Barfi Bootcamp

and many more...

Event Schedule

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How is the festival designed?

Spiritual Wisdom

Gain profound knowledge and practical insights directly from the most experienced, influential, and loved spiritual masters and mentors of the world.

Inspiring Sessions

Widen your horizons through engaging talks by featured speakers including high-performance achievers, opinion makers, and industry leaders.

Immersive Workshops

Rack up your skillset from a multitude of activities in a close, intimate setting that also gives you the ability to interact with peers. Workshops range from career-building to health, humour, and art.

Festival activities also include: Personal Development Masterclasses, Mindfulness in Minutes, Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Bootcamp, Games & Trivia, Q&A Roundtables

Compassion In Action

Turning ideas into ideals, the festival will support the women empowerment initiatives of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care. Various non-profit organisations will also join hands to engage and showcase their work at the virtual exhibit.

Culture Carnival

What's a festival without music? Turn it up and immerse yourself in the riveting, soulful music of internationally-acclaimed artists and talent.

More headline events will be announced soon. Watch this space for updates.

The Cause

SRLC is the charitable ten-fold programme of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur​. It has been granted ‘Special Consultative Status’ by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) and promotes UN's Sustainable Development Goals like no poverty, gender equality, decent work and economic growth. SRLC supports underprivileged tribal women in their quest towards attaining self-reliance and a respectable source of income.

They are offered end-to-end support through employment opportunities, skill training, raw material and equipment, safe workplaces, as well as product marketing and distribution. These dedicated women produce over 100 desserts, snacks, fragrances and utility products.

All proceeds from the Global Youth Festival 2021 will directly support in uplifting the lives of more and more tribal women in need.

You can be anywhere in the world on 14 February, and you have the opportunity to attend this festival.
Don't miss this chance.

It's time to wake up to a new world.