CIHfestival Advisory Board

Mr. Ashutosh Dayal Sharma presenting motor cycles to forest guards at Jogi Mahal, Ranthambore

Mr Ashutosh Dayal Sharma is a tiger lover and a keen wildlife conservationist. He has been visiting Ranthambore National Park continuously over the last two decades.

He has provided financial and material help for Tiger conservation at Ranthambore by donating Jeeps, Motor cycles, Buses, GPRS Systems, Computers, Laptops, High resolution binoculars, Professional cameras, Night vision devices, LED Lights, Jackets, Shoes etc. to the forest guards, rangers and guides working at the Park to enable them to understand and serve the grand Tigers better.

Mr. Sharma is the Chairman of VGCF, a foundation that has contributed significantly to Wildlife Conservation and particularly the Bengal Tiger.

Mr. Sharma was instrumental in the construction of a large water reservoir for the animals inside the park and also for providing toilets for the visiting tourists and staff quarters for the Rangers/forest guards at the Ranthambore National Park.


Mr. Anoop Swarup is Vice Chancellor Jagran Lakecity University and Chairman Center for Global Nonkilling, Hawaii; having been Vice Chancellor Shobhit University; United Nations Representative with the UNSC; Founder Chairman Global Knowledge Alliance, GEO Reviewer with the IPCCUNEP; as an officer of Indian Revenue Service and Commissioner at the Government of India.

Mr. Swarup has authored many books notably Regional Economics Engagement and the Free Trade Agreements – Analytical Insights and Policy Options (2010) and The World of Money Laundering Financial Crimes and Commercial Frauds (2006).

Mr. Swarup has been a visitor with Monash University, a speaker and resource person with Universities and Think Tanks in India and abroad.


Mr. Ramesh Dave, IFS (Retd)

Mr. Ramesh Dave, former Madhya Pradesh Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, has Served the forests of Madhya Pradesh as a member of the Indian Forest Service for more than 36 years in various capacities.

Mr. Dave was closely involved in Trading and Development of Non Timber Forest Products through M.P. State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative Federation, for about 19 years – the longest by any officer.

Mr. Dave was involved in introduction of quality assured manufacture of herbal products (Under Vindhya Herbal brand) and ensured their availability to everyone through a robust marketing mechanism. It is now a nationally accepted and popular brand.

Mr. Dave Worked as a member of the Forest Advisory Committee of MOEF &CC, Govt of India for 2 years. He was also the Chairman of the Committee formed by the Government Of Chhattisgarh for drafting of their State NTFP Policy.


Mr. R. N. Saxena

Mr. Ravindra Nath Saxena, IFS (Retd), is former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Narmada Valley Development Authority), Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Forest Development Corporation, Madhya Pradesh Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

Mr. Saxena has been a Member of the Government of India Committee for drafting Amendments in Indian Forests Act, 1927; the Committee for PESA Compliance of Central Acts and the Committee for Drafting Sandalwood Bill of India.