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The Management Committee

Rajesh Goyal
The Man Behind Garbage To Garden

Rajesh Goyal, a man of many talents with a vision unmatched. More than anything else, he is a man of Creative Arts and photography. With humble beginnings, Rajesh started as a keen photographer. Talent and hard work, earned him the title of a scholar in BFA and the number 1 position in the Punjab University 1991 batch. In his over two decades of experience as a Specialist in Marketing & Communication and also as a photographer, he worked with clients from almost all around the world such as USA, UK, Holland, Australia, Italy and Germany among others. 
“Life feels enriched with myriad experiences but my passion for photography has rewarded me with a new perspective to look at life and the world. It is my mission to impart this knowledge to the upcoming ardent photographers; they too need to look at life with a newer perspective” 
- Rajesh Goyal.
With this pledge, it was time to give back to the art and to the country that fetched him worldwide accolades. Rajesh Goyal wasn’t content with being an artist among photographers. Instead, he made it his mission in life to pass on this legacy to the coming generation; to make photography the art of the masses. He believed that one needs to capture precious moments so that they do not slip away from them. 
Photography is about love and appreciation; it makes families come together and celebrate life. It is about embracing the beauty of nature. It simply immortalizes life! And this is where the dream of imparting world-class photography education on both regular and online modes started taking shape 
In the absence of avenues to learn photography in a mainstream way, Rajesh Goyal began with his regular and unique online courses under the wing of indianinstituteofphotography.com. With an immensely talented team, he set off on the path to make photography accessible to the common man. People from varied walks of life, of different strata, irrespective of gender and age could now easily opt to learn photography from the best. With the exceptional blend of Creative, MARCOM and Entrepreneurial skills of Rajesh Goyal, Indian Institute of Photography has broken barriers. As the no.1 teaching portal for photography, it has successfully completed 70 batches and is still counting. Spanning its network around Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and now all over India, it has not limited itself but has reached over 31 countries internationally through its online courses. 
The use of social media and the advent of Internet have also contributed to this vision of photography in a big way. Innovation indeed has been the most attractive move. Apart from regular courses, the online courses have been accepted with startling success. With great pride it can be said that the vision of Rajesh Goyal has paid off. Everyone can learn the art of photography now sitting in the comfort of their homes, at their convenient timings and can stay connected with the attentive faculty of IIP any time. 
“Come and fall in love with the camera; the world awaits you!” 
There are indeed miles to go; IIP under the tutelage of Rajesh Goyal has achieved a lot but continues to reinvent itself with the modern times and strives to fulfil its passion- Photography. IIP can boast to be the one and only endeavour in the nation that has united people with their hobby and has revolutionized the concept of teaching photography through its weekend courses. The herculean efforts of Rajesh Goyal and team continue. 
His vision has captured the future, the tomorrow that awaits us, a darker tomorrow which needs immediate attention. He has always focused his goals to three key factors: Environment, Education and Culture. Through his vision he has achieved excellence and has started legendary institutions concerning the three sectors and curbing the curse of the same. 
He has started IIP Foundation with a grand vision to give back to the nature, to inspire education and to involve in the cultural activities of our society, of our eastern culture. He has encouraged his students to love education by involving innovative ways to teach and making education more appealing to students with one prodigal idea, we call it IIP Foundation. He has inspired them to love the nature to take a step back and contribute towards our collective growth. That’s when it occurred to him. 
Garbage to Garden, a vision this vast can only be perceived through the eyes of a genius. Rajesh Goyal, the genius, the true leader, the founder and a wise visionary— It was him who first conceived the idea of a garbage free Noida and thus, one step at a time, a garbage free nation. He truly has the soul of an artist, a creator, an inventor who connected the dots between the various ‘impossibilities’ to culminate into one great possibility- a healthier and hygienic Noida. That’s what Mr. Goyal has taught us to dream about. He has pre-calculated the gigantic mess we are stepping into going forward, he has opened our eyes to the massive health hazards and economical challenges related to Garbage and finally he has motivated us all to join, work for and manifest, THE GREAT INDIAN GARBAGE REVOLUTION under the brainchild of his own Garbage to Garden project. 
The brain child of the legendary visionary Mr. Rajesh Goyal, the Founder and Trustee of IIP as well as the Director and Creative Director of Sepia Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Garbage to Garden is an initiative like none other talking about a 360 degree plan for a sustainable lifestyle with absolutely no garbage in landfills and a 100% eco-friendly living in the city of Noida. Our mission is to achieve our goal by 2022. It’s a five years challenge and we have already taken it up with the patronization and inspiration of Mr. Rajesh Goyal, the man behind the movement. 
He had it all worked out: The idea, the blue-print, the plan, and the execution. He is one genius of a person with not less than 26 long years of his experience in the advertising and marketing domain with the apt creative background who has a brilliant and intricate mind to plan every step and micromanage every little detail in his domain. He is a perfectionist and with his experience in social work, supporting and patronizing the NGOs, and other reformative actions he drives the dream wheels of his grand endeavours like a master. He is the sole source of inspiration and courage for everyone associated with Garbage to Garden. With his vision and knowledge we sail our boats, to glide in the waters of a great grand ocean, to make the impossible happen, to materialize the GREAT INDIAN GARBAGE REVOLUTION, we rule the waves.

 

Mr. Shailesh Goyal ( Executive Member )
An Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Shailesh Goyal, an alumnus of the prestigious College of Arts Chandigarh, combines profound knowledge of Art, Photography and Advertising. As a successful entrepreneur, his rich experience of more than 25 years in the field of advertising is what keeps him on the professional cutting edge. 
Living in advertising environment; breathing creativity; innovating best communication solutions; and firmly establishing brands like never before, Mr. Goyal is heading Sepia Advertising as Director for the last 20 years making agency the most sought after advertising and branding agency across the nation with high creativity, performance and customer responsiveness. 
"I consider social work as a humanitarian feeling and a personal responsibility for others. I wholeheartedly admire those who make the conscious choice to live their lives in the service of others. I positively hope that I can do something to help the society become a better place - if not for everyone, at least for the people who live within my social work field and the capacity of endeavor." 
His drive to the social work 
t takes a very special person with nerves of steel, lots of emotional stability, and a heart of gold to go into social service. There can be no single motivation factor that drives people to social work. Some people may go into social work, because they have been helped by social workers in the past. Others might go into social work for reasons of faith. The principal motivation simply lies in the innate desire to help others and this very motivation drives Mr. Goyal to enter into social work: To uplift the downtrodden by sharing his knowledge and vast experience 
To help others with compassion and desire 
To empower the underprivileged by imparting professional skills 
To facilitate programmes and activities for better livelihoods 
To save the girl child and empower women 
To work for the causes related to the protection of the planet. Mr. Goyal is of the view that the vicious cycle of poverty and other deep-rooted social discriminations can be broken or wiped out from the society only through the holistic developmental programs and activities for the marginalized sections. He is of the view that the aim of a healthy and flourishing society can be achieved only when the developmental parameters are addressed properly with focus on the equation.

 

Mr. Akash Gupta ( Executive Member )
Businessman & Social Worker

Akash Gupta, academically a versatile IITian, professionally a businessman and heartily a social worker, proactively manages the fundraising programs of IIP Foundation. The prime agenda of Mr. Gupta and his entire team of dedicated volunteers is to explore and generate resources by recurring various developmental activities and programmes. 
He has been associated with IIP Foundation right since inception and volunteering wholeheartedly to bring changes in the condition of marginalized communities. He is also responsible for developing plans and budgets for the organization, overseeing project disbursals and interactions with the entire IIP Foundation community. Mr. Gupta strongly believes that social service is an instrument to bring hope, joy and a meaningful life to the poor and the deprived. 
"I consider social work as a humanitarian feeling and a personal responsibility for others. I wholeheartedly admire those who make the conscious choice to live their lives in the service of others. I positively hope that I can do something to help the society become a better place - if not for everyone, at least for the people who live within my social work field and the capacity of endeavor." 
"Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness."

 

Archana Chharia ( Executive Member )
Educationist & Philanthropist

The Executive Members are an essential part of the governing body of a non-governmental organization (NGO). The decisions that the organization takes and the policies that it executes leave an impact on the people it serves. Therefore, the role of Executive Members in the Governing Body is vitally important. It’s a privilege for IIP Foundation that Mrs. Archana Chharia has graced its Governing Body as an Executive Member. 
As a resourceful and highly imaginative Art Educationist, flawlessly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums, Mrs. Chharia possesses a blend of exemplary talents for instilling art appreciation and promoting creativity and open mindedness with her proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Her career as a versatile Art and craft Educationist spans over 2 decades in which she has been dedicatedly providing high quality education to the students with commitment to raise the standards of artistic education. 
Art of any form is the most interesting, interactive and involving communication, specially the art and craft. The colors, the papers, the waste material, the forms, the shapes, the texture are few raw materials thru which Mrs.Chharia creates wonderful art pieces. Graduated from College of Arts, Delhi in 1994 Mrs.Chharia worked with creative agencies and packaging units of repute. The urge to teach was always her final ambition and thus served schools for more than 18 years. Here the love for children was truly out of the world, being the most preferred teacher she enjoys the creative journey through out.
At IIP Foundation Mrs.Chharia acts as a facilitator of the Foundation’s art-centric educational programs, using classroom presentations and individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts they learn. She makes a very smart use of hands-on approach to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills making them prepared for success later in life. 
“This definition of art may seem quite broad; however at the elementary level, art begins with drawing some curly or crossed lines on the paper (or walls). My aim is to introduce students with the fundamentals of art philosophy and the Basics of art. Once the students are clear about the philosophy and ideas behind art creation, they can set their own art approach towards all objects”. - Archana Chharia
Work Experience of 2 Decades as an Outstanding Art Educator
Step By Genesis Global School, Noida, June 2013– Till Date Responsibilities: 
Serving as Head of Art department, responsible for educating the senior students in CBSE, IB and IGCSE
Responsible in organizing and taking care all Events, decorations and providing creative support.
Participated in various national and international seminars, conventions and programs
Instructed pupils in various art, still life, word art, art history, display board decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, nature study, stone art, best out of waste etc.
Responsible for organizing various programs in school.
All round decoration for school outlook and programs.
Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries and contests. 
Step By Step School, Noida, June 2011– 2013
Responsibilities: 
Mastered over 60 different art and craft forms
Have participated in various national and international seminars, conventions and programs
Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans with creativity using age appropriate material focusing on relevant topics.
Instructed pupils in art, still life, word art, art history, display board decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, nature study, stone art, best out of waste etc.
Responsible for organizing various programs in school.
Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a “real life” connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain students interest and encourage self-expression.
All round decoration for school outlook and programmes.
Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries. 
Vishwa Bharati Public School, Noida, April 1999 – May 2011
Responsibilities: 
Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans using age appropriate material focusing on relevant topics including wild life, greenery and landscapes.
Instructed pupils in art & craft, such as painting, sketching, designing, Face painting, pot decoration, display board decoration. Sequins Decoration, Pot bead Decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, Mask making e.t.c.
Taught, observed and evaluated approximately 1700 pupils' work - Coordinated various programmes and inter school competitions in school Designed the school prospectus, Cover design of Report Card, School Calendar, Vishwadeep (school Magazine) for many years Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a “real life” connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain students’ interest and encourage self-expression.
All round decoration for school outlook and programmes.
Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries.
Administration of tests and evaluation of grading (part of Examination cell)

 

Mrs. Shalini Goyal ( Vice President )
Renowned Special Educator

Mrs. Shalini Goyal, is overall in-charge of the Foundation's academic programmes. She has earned a vast experience of educating Special Children of all age groups from 4 to 20 years. With more than 2 decades of work experience in strategic positions at myriads of schools for Special Children in multiple disabilities like spastic, autistic, down syndrome, slow learners and dyslexic children, she has been simply charismatic throughout her tenure in Special Education. 
A woman of innate simplicity, utmost humility and an academician by profession, Shalini Goyal plunged into social service inspired by the fiery spirit of philanthropy. She is a multi-faceted personality who is at the peak in her individual profession having a deep-rooted love and concern for children with disabilities.
"Those who educate special children are more to be honored than those who bring them into the world for they give them only life but special educators teach them how to live life." 
She is proactively instrumental in the successful execution and implementation of IIP Foundation's educational programmes while contributing significantly to the society in many ways. IIP Foundation is fortunate to have people of such a high stature, caliber, repute and exceptional capabilities to grace its Governing Body. 
Work Experience 
Shalini has a vast experience in administration and in special education with various corporates, rehabilitation centers and NGOs. She has worked as Administrator with various schools & corporates at New Delhi from 1989-1996 during the start of her career. The urge to service for special children bought her to Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation & Research Centre, Karkarduma, Delhi where she studied and then worked as special educator from 1997 to 2007. 
She earned laurels and recognition during her tenure and attended various national and international seminars on her subject. 'Service to special children' was the motif, which kept her going. Later in the year 2008, she joined Mata Bhagwanti Chaddha Niketan, Sector 132, Noida where she worked as special educator till she thought of started her own voluntary organization to serve a larger and much bigger cause and started IIP Foundation. 
Educational Background 
Shalini passed her Higher Secondary from Govt. Girls Sr. Sec School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi in 1985, She did her Bachelor of Arts History (Hons.) from Daulat Ram College, Delhi in 1988. Further she did B.ED in Social Studies & Hindi from M.D. University, Rohtak in the year 1993 and M.A. (History), H.P. University – 1991. She had the urge to do work for special children and did her Diploma in Special Education for Mental Retardation DSE (M.R) with Distinction from Amar Jyoti Rehabilation& Research Centre, Delhi in 1999 where she also voluntarily worked during here studies. 
Special Courses 
Community Initiatives in Inclusive Education (supported by Women Council UK) for the children of largest slum area of Asia-'Dharavi' at Mumbai in the year 2003 with Spastic Society of India's National Resource Centre for a period of three months. The event was supported by The Centre for International Child Health, University of London. 
National Seminar-cum-Workshop - Early intervention Intensive Portage Training program- By Prof. K. Yamaguchi and team, Japan at Chandigarh inthe year 2000. Organized by Indian National Portage Association in collaboration with Punjab University and Shivalik Public School Chandigar 
Movement Therapy and RecreationalSportswith world renowned Respo Group at Amar Jyoti Rehability Research Centre in the year 2000 under the auspices of: Foundation Recreational Sports Development and Stimulation – Disabled international. 
Participation in Workshops & Seminars "Child Centered Innovative Approach " Organised by Akshay Pratisththanin May 2000 held at their centre, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 
"Transition from School to Work "Organised by National Institute for the Mentally handicapped, Secundrabad (NIMH), held at New Delhi in 2001. 
"Understanding Learning Problems in Children "Organised by Tamana Association and Rehabilitation Council of India 
"Active participation during Abilympics" in the Sixth and Seventh International Abilympics held in years 2003 & 2006organised by National Abilympic Association of India 
Professional Training Workshop on AUTISM at Action for Autism, Organised by AADI, Action for Ability Development and Inclusion by The National Trust for the Welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, mental retardation and Multiple Disabilities in the year 2007 
Continued Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Program on Strategies for Inclusive Education organized by Society for Advance Study in rehabilitation and supported by Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan in the year 2012. 
Continued Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Program on Development of Pre-Vocational and Vocational Skills organized by Society for Advance Study in rehabilitation and supported by Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan in the year 2013.

 

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