Shishir Srivastava

Presidential Candidate 2017 
Youth Motivator and Author

Shishir Srivastava is Indian Presidential Candiate and is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Career Counsellor and Counselling Psychologist. He has been working in the field of education for over 17 years and is the Chief Strategy Officer of Templeton Academy International (TAI), Naukuchiatal, Nainital since 1st July 2016. 

Prior to joining TAI, he worked with his alma mater, City Montessori School, Lucknow as the Head of International Relations, Personality Development, and Career Counselling department for over sixteen years from 1st January 2000 to 30th June 2016. Throughout his career as an educator, Srivastava has inspired thousands of young people to aim high in life. He has been playing an important role in motivating young people through his speeches and writings and helping them choose a right career path. 

Srivastava’s first poems appeared in the Times of India when he was 16-year-old. He has authored four books. His first book 'The Eight Powers Within You: Your Guide to Success' (Penguin Books, June 2010) appeared in the Indian Today’s non-fiction bestselling list within two months from its launch and has been translated in four different languages. His second book ‘The Power of Prayer’ was published as an eBook in 2011. In 2013-14, he co-authored 'Youth for Youth' with Dr Kiran Bedi, an e-book which contains voices of 101 young men and women on the issues of 'Corruption' and 'Women Safety'. His fourth book, "Utho Yuva" (2014) is a collection of inspiring poems in Hindi for youth and has been appreciated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.   

Background and Education
Shishir Srivastava was born on 26 September 1977 in Lucknow to Dr Sushil Kumar Srivastava and Mrs Neerja Srivastava. He studied at City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow from 1980 to 1995 and qualified the Naval Academy/National Defence Academy exam in 1995. He was trained as an executive officer to serve the Indian Navy from 1995 to 1998 at the Naval Academy, Goa. In September 1999, he decided to leave Indian Navy and dedicate himself to serve the world. He came back to his hometown and in end of December 1999 met Dr Jagdish Gandhi, the founder of his alma mater, CMS. Dr Gandhi motivated him work for world unity and world peace. 

He did his Bachelors in Science from Goa University and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from IGNOU. 

Activities at the International Level 
Since 1st January 2000, Mr Srivastava, under the patronage of Dr Gandhi, worked ceaselessly to organize the international conference of chief justices of the world and till now over 900 chief justices and judges from 125 countries of the world have participated in these conferences. From 2004 to 2010 during the chief justices conference, Mr Srivastava was the organizing secretary of Global Symposium: Awakening Planetary Consciousness in which 461 civil society representatives from 64 countries participated. 

He has visited several countries and has addressed audiences internationally at various conferences. In July, 2005 and in September 2014, he participated in UN Conferences at the UN Headquarters, New York and has addressed the Parliament of World Religions in July 2004 in Barcelona, Spain. In 2011, he was invited to deliver a lecture at the University of Oslo in Norway, in 2013 and 2014, the MGPU Russia invited him to address International Conference on Social Capital in Moscow. He has conducted a seminar for Japanese youths and adults in November 2005 on Kishima Island. In April 2006, he was invited to the Honouring Ceremony of the World’s Children’s Prize held in Mariefred in the august presence of Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. 

Since 2004, Mr Srivastava has been the India Coordinator of the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, a Swedish Award Program, and has strengthened the voices of young people in schools across India to stand up for children’s rights. 

In 2009, Mayor of Lucknow, Dr Dinesh Sharma presented him the 'Young Communicator Award' (an award constituted by the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune). In 2012, Prof. Madhvan Menon presented him 'Man of the Year Award' in Chennai (an award constituted by the Justice TLV Iyer Foundation) for his efforts to promote child rights and peace education activities. In 2016, Shri Manoj Tiwari presented him the Youth Empowerment Award in New Delhi (an award constituted by the Nagad a Foundation, Delhi).  

Mr Srivastava considers himself a citizen of the world, respects all religions and strongly believes in the ideals of World Unity and World Peace. He has firm faith in the power of young people that if they are engaged in a meaningful way and shown the right direction, they can do wonders.   



Shisihr Srivastava has organized several activities positively engaging children and young people at local, national and international levels for over 15 years. 

Some of which are as follows: 
• Personality Development and Motivational Workshops
• Career Counselling Seminars 
• Global Symposium: Awakening Planetary Consciousness (2004 to 2010) • Hiroshima Day Peace Marches 
• Digital Literacy Drive (post demonetization in 2016)
• International Day of Peace
• World Water Day 
• Earth Day 
• Youth Empowerment Workshops


'The Eight Powers Within You: Your Guide to Success'
 (June 2010, Penguin)

This book is published in 5 Languages.

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‘The Power of Prayer’ 
(2011, eBook)

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'Youth for Youth'   
Voices of youth on Corruption and gender Issues

co-authored with 
Dr Kiran Bedi 
(2013-14, eBook)

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‘Utho Yuva’  (Wake up Youth!)
(2014, eBook)

-यह कविता संग्रह भारत के युवाओं को समर्पित है। युवा साहस है, युवा ओज है, युवा प्ररेणा है और युवा शक्ति है। ‘उठो युवा’ में प्रेरणादायी कविताओं का संग्रह है और मुझे आशा है कि नव-भारत के सर्वागींण विकास में युवाओं की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका रहेगी। आवश्यकता है तो उन्हें जोश व हिम्मत दिलाने की। यही प्रयास इस संकलन में किया गया है। - शिशिर श्रीवास्तव कवि, लेखक एवं वक्ता

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‘Young Communicator Award’ 

 ‘Young Communicator Award’ in November 2009 constituted by the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), Pune presented in Lucknow by Mayor Dr Dinesh Sharma.

‘Man of the Year Award’

‘Man of the Year Award’ in 2012 in Chennai constituted by the Justice TLV Iyer Foundation presented by Padma Shree Prof. N. R. Madhavan Menon. 

‘Youth Empowerment

‘Youth Empowerment Award’ in 2016 constituted by the Nagada Foundation in Delhi presented by Shri Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament.
Shri Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament and Renowned Bhojpuri Film Actor presenting the Nagada Social Awareness and Empowerment Award (Youth Empowerment Category) to Shri Shishir Srivastava, Motivational Speaker, Author and Chief Strategy Officer, Templeton Group on 27th September 2016 at the Constitutional Club, New Delhi. President of Nagada Foundation, Shri Abhay Aditya Singh is seen on the exteme right. — in New Delhi, India.






Youth demand young motivator Shishir Srivastava as the next President of India New Delhi, 21 February 2017: Young people gathered from different states of India at the National Youth Empowerment Seminar at the Constitutional Club of India, demanded political leaders to nominate and elect 39-year old Youth Motivator and Author, Mr Shishir Srivastava as the next President of India.

युवाओं ने मांग कि भारत के अगले राष्ट्रपति युवा प्रेरक वक्ता शिशिर श्रीवास्तव हों। 








युवाओं ने मांग कि भारत के अगले राष्ट्रपति युवा प्रेरक वक्ता शिशिर श्रीवास्तव हों। नई दिल्ली 21 फरवरी 2017: भारत के विभिन्न राज्यों से इकट्ठा युवाओं ने कॉन्स्टिट्यूशनल क्लब ऑफ़ इंडिया में ‘राष्ट्रीय युवा सशक्तिकरण संगोष्ठी’ में सभी राजनीतिक दलों से मांग करी कि वह अगले राष्ट्रपति के रूप में 39-वर्षीय युवा प्रेरक वक्ता एवं लेखक, श्री शिशिर श्रीवास्तव को चुने .


— Dr Kiran Bedi
First woman IPS Officer, India
‘Eight Powers within You’ has all the ingredients to turn an ordinary performer to an extra-ordinary achiever. The book acts as a mirror to reflect your latent powers and strengthens the pathway to reach your dreams.’

h.e. Cassam Uteem, GCSK, President of Mauritius (1992-2002)
‘The Eight Powers Within You' is an eye-opener. It is a must-read for all those who wish to succeed and make full use of their hidden strength by mobilising the eight supreme powers that lie within each one of us’

Brian Tracy Author- No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline
‘This is a wonderful, inspiring, practical book with the eight most important strategies for success ever discovered.’

Shashi Tharoor Former Under-Secretary General, United Nations 
‘“Positive” and “powerful” are the two words that I would use to describe Shishir Srivastava’s instinctive new book. Incorporating the “eight powers” in a person’s conduct and character can be a potent formula for an individual’s success in today’s competitive world.’

Jovana Trenchevska, Msc. Government of Republic Macedonia, Government of Ministry of Labour and social policy
"Eight Powers within You" is a brilliant book for everyone who wants to be successful and powerful, for everyone who have dreams. The positive thoughts help us keep our enthusiasm and be successful. This book is the source of our success."

Marilyn Wilhelm 
founder director, 
Wilhelm Schole International, USA 
‘“The Eight Powers Within You” is refreshment for the human spirit. Shishir Srivastava’s book is an empowering guide that leads one to perceive life as an adventure: the advent of destiny. His eight success principles, simple and profound, are animated with stories that are vivid and unforgettable. The book is a masterpiece’

Dr Ram Booj
Programme Specialist, UNESCO 
‘This stimulating book is devoted to empowering young minds. I hope it’ll not only inspire the youth but also guide a whole array of professionals looking to succeed in their respective fields’

Prof C Raj Kumar
Vice-chancellor, O P Jindal Global University
The Eight Powers Within You is an outstanding book that provides great inspiration for discovering one’s self and improving one’s personality. Unlike most books on personality development, it profoundly inspires the reader without engaging in preaching.’

Edwin Zappe Lecturer, Salzburg, Austria 
‘Shishir Srivastava has written an extraordinarily interesting book. How many young people can boast of having written a book that will help the reader to work positively on his imagination, choice of words, self-confidence, goals, will, success and on the power of love. “The Eight Powers Within You” will help form the character of an open reader and contribute to the development of our planet, because by working on our character we also work on the destiny of humankind, the destiny of our planet’

Suboor Usmani, IRS Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax 
‘“Positive” and “powerful” are the two words that I would use to describe Shishir Srivastava’s instinctive new book. Incorporating the “eight powers” in a person’s conduct and character can be a potent formula for an individual’s success in today’s competitive world.’



Shishir Srivastava 
Youth Motivator and Author

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