He is a Fellow at Nokia Bell Labs-CTO directing research in cognitive,
self-reliable networks of the future - networks that continuously learn on their own and heal
themselves. Earlier, he led the design of VLSI processors at INTEL.
He got his Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T Kanpur, where he went back to
teach from 1983-1985. Outside of science and technology, his passion is to learn about Hindu
Dharma and history, practice it and pass it on to the children. His mission is to help Hindus
living in America remain Hindus, and through their lives contribute to the richness of their
adopted land. He is the Chairman of World Hindu Council of America AB.
Dr. Jai Bansal
Dr. Jai Bansal is a scientist, author, and community leader with a keen interest
in Indian history and in exploring the contributions of the Hindu civilization to the world.
After a distinguished career spanning 38 years, he retired in 2014 as the Chief Scientific
Officer of a global petrochemical company. From 2014 to 2018, he served as an advisor to the
Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, and the US Department of Energy. He holds a Ph.D. in
Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a B.Sc. (Distinction) from
Panjab University. He has published widely and holds over two dozen scientific patents. He
currently serves as the Vice President of Education for the World Hindu Council of America
(VHPA), as well as a member of its executive board and the governing council. Mrs. Santosh
Bansal is a retired IT professional, with a Master’s degree in political science from Delhi
University. After raising three children, she trained as a software specialist in the mid-1990s
and quickly rose to become IT director for an international company. She currently runs an
online fashion accessories business. Both Jai and Santosh Bansal are passionate about
maintaining their civilizational identity and ensuring its intergenerational continuity. The
scholarship they have sponsored is a small step in that direction.
Shri. Amitabh VW Mittal
He is the current General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, author,
and community leader. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University
of Illinois at Chicago.
He works a financial agent with New York Life Insurance Company, in addition to this Mr. Mittal
has business interests in International trade and logistics, Mr. Mittal sits on Boards of
multiple logistics companies.
Happily married for over 24 years he lives in Bartlett, IL and has two daughters and a son.
She is a small business owner and Director of Covid Seva at World Hindu Council
of America. She holds Bachelor of Science degree (M.G.Science from Ahmedabad,India), and Master
in healthcare. She works in supply chain industry since past 10 years. She has been selfless
volunteer for Hindu community and Hindu temple since many years. She is also a social activist
for Indian community in USA. She was a student leader during her college time. She is mother of
2 little girls and in her free time she enjoy playing outdoor games with her girls and spending
good time with her family
She is an active part of both her local and Indian community. She has selflessly
volunteered and served the community since she was a young child. Currently she is the Joint
General Secretary of VHPA, serving on its Executive Board and Governing Council and has been
involved with VHPA for over 30 years.
Toral attended Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Biology with a
concentration in Criminology.
She is a sales and marketing professional and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies where
she utilized her leadership and interpersonal skills to further company development.
She is an avid learner of varied cultures and people through travel, languages, and history. She
is formally trained in Bharat Natyam and Kathak and has competed on an international level in
Indian folk dance.
Toral is a humanitarian and is devoted to ongoing efforts to educate children and help to
preserve and sustain resources for future generations.