An Institute of Child Health, University College London  (UCL)

& DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance)

Partnership Initiative


Project PI: Prof Monica Lakhanpaul | @ProfLakhanpaul


Project Co-Lead: Dr Kartik Sharma



Greetings! To experience 'The Early Years Exhibition' curated webpage with artwork, films, painting & picture gallery, please visit: 


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You are warmly invited to the launch of The Early Years, an exciting public engagement project exploring the power of art in public health. Our aim is to raise awareness on child health in India highlighting the formative first 1000 days - from conception to early childhood. We have created a moving and informative multi-media experience for your interest, contemplation, and action.

Event Flow  on 26th March'21 3:30pm to 6:15 pm IST (10 am to 12:45pm GMT) :

1). Panel Discussions : 

Panellists and Speakers

  • Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, Professor of Integrated Child Health, Pro-Vice-Provost (South Asia), UCL

  • Mr. Tol Singh, Former Community Researcher, The PANChSHEEEL Project

  • Mr. Raghu Rai, Award-winning Photographer and Photojournalist

  • Sir Mark Tully, Author & Former Bureau Chief, BBC, New Delhi

  • Dr Nakul Parashar, Director, Vigyan Prasar

  • Mr. Sudarshan Suchi, CEO, Save the Children, India

  • Ms. Soma Mitra, Founder Director, Blue Palette

  • Dr Nachiket Mor, Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, (Formerly Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Reserve Bank of India)

  • Dr Evita Fernandez, Chairperson, Fernandez Foundation

  • Dr Anura V Kurpad, Professor & Former Head, Dept. of Physiology, St. John’s Medical College; Founding Dean, St. John's Research Institute

  • Ms. Ashi Kathuria, Senior Nutrition Specialist, World Bank

  • Ms. Rebecca Fairbairn, Director, UKRI India

  • Prof K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India

  • Dr. Suparna Ghosh-Jerath, Professor and Head, Community Nutrition, Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Public Health Foundation of India

  • Dr Vasan Sambandamurthy, CEO, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance