Encouraging Creativity and Excellence
Jyoti has been called upon to encourage people to realise their potential and improve systems conducive to personal and organisational growth.
In 2007, the County of Los Angeles awarded Scrolls of Honour to the then-teenage Guptara Twins for philanthropy, literary achievement and inspiring young people.
The twins’ first novel was used as the basis of the Calaspia International Story Competition for Young People organised by celebrated author and speaker Dr Vishal Mangalwadi to equip the next generation of writers. The top 10 winners were offered the opportunity to accompany Dr Mangalwadi, Suresh and Jyoti on a 10-day literary tour of England. Featuring plays, visits to museums, and discussions with Oxbridge professors, the Literary Tour explored how the pen is mightier than the sword and how great literature built great nations.
The eminent panel of judges comprised:
- Gurcharan Das, business guru, columnist & playwright;
- Bianca Jagger, the renowned social and human rights advocate;
- Dr Michael Nobel, great-grand-nephew of the founder of the Nobel Prizes, and immediate past-President of the Nobel Family Society;
- Alec Sokolow, Oscar® nominated screenwriter (Evan Almighty, Garfield, Toy Story);
- G. P. Taylor, best-selling author (Shadowmancer, Wormwood, Tersias)
If you represent a company or organisation interested in sponsoring or hosting similar initiatives that contribute to building holistically healthy individuals, families and nations, Jyoti would love to hear from you.