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India Ahead Budget 2020

Education Ahead in association with India Ahead News organized Budget Show 'Budget 2020 YOUNG MINDS' which was hosted by UPES (Bidholi Campus) on 13th February 2020. The Agenda was Hits and misses of Budget 2020. There were various panel discussions with esteem speakers viz, Industrialists, Economists, Educators, Entrepreneurs. The show was moderated by Chetan Sharma (CEO - India Ahead) and Ridhima Bhatnagar. First 2 panels were Moderated by Mr. Chetan Sharma (Hits and misses Budget 2020) followed by a talk with Kanika Tekriwal -Co Founder & CEO JetSetGo Aviation under 'Rag to riches story"

  • Followed youth Icon Panel with UPES students. 
  • Finance Minister Contest was run amongst UPES students.

Speakers Profile of Sharad Kohli and Priyanka Deo

Dr Sharad Kohli

Founder of KCC Group,


Sharad Kohli is the Founder & Chairman of the KCC group engaged in multidisciplinary advisory services. Besides heading the group comprising of about twelve companies and independent divisions his personal pool of talent & versatility is a true reflection of his personality. He is a dual Chartered Accountant from India and the United Kingdom. He is also a management graduate and a lawyer besides being an alumnus of Harvard University. He has recently been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Economics for his outstanding contribution to macro economics.

He has handled consulting and paralegal assignments across North America, Western Europe, Middle East, East and South Africa and Australasia.

He has represented the country on several international forums as a panelist and speaker on diverse topics ranging from Economics, Management, Finance to Law. During his career he has engaged with professionals and businesses from over 130 countries.

​He leads a group comprising of diversified business and professional advisory interests. Under brand KCC, the group engages and excels itself in services related to consulting corporate and non-corporate clients in India and abroad. The innovative service products launched by his companies have carved the success story weaved over last 29 years.


Priyanka Deo 

Masters, Harvard, The London School of Economics and Political Science & University of Southern California

-Now running a YouTube channel called New India Junction (NIJ)- audience is youth and work has been shared by prominent personalities including PM Narendra Modi. Aim of the platform is to engage youth in New India through knowledge and exposure. NIJ has also held live student debates across the country and regularly holds college debates and discussions to engage youth

-Contributor Indian Express, Zee, WION News, Swarajya, FirstPost, OpIndia, YouthKiAwaaz, etc. 

-Debated on Doordarshan, India Ahead, NewsX 

-Awarded Order of Lincoln Medallion, USA- highest student award in the country for work on Obama campaigns and Downstate Illinois Innocence Project 

-Junior internationally ranked tennis player- ranked top 75 in the world, NCAA college athlete- USA

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