Key note Speakers

Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Ph.D. (Patna University, Patna) is presently Vice Chancellor of Nalanda Open University, Patna. He is an internationally acclaimed scientist and Nature conservationist. Prof. Sinha is best known for his pioneering research and conservation to save the Ganges River dolphin from extinction.

His scientific research and relentless conservation campaign for the past 35 years have been crucial to the efforts of saving the Ganga River dolphin from extinction. He is elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, recipient of several honours and awards, including the most excellent order, the Order of the Golden Ark, of the Netherlands by His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 1999, the Swarna Jayanti Puruskar of the National Academy of Sciences, India in 2000, Eugene P. Odum Gold Medal by the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the fourth highest civilian award – Padma Shri from the President of India in 2016.