NILESH LAD son of Manilal Lad (retired carpenter) aged 32yrs, resident of village Motisaran (Valsad), was working as a technician (fitter and turner) after passing 12th class. Gradually he developed the bad habits of chewing gutka and drinking alcohol. He became a slow talker and thus developed an introvert nature.
In 1996, he did The Art Of Living Part I Course, which transformed his life completely. In 1999 he did the Youth Leadership Training Program. He thereby blossomed and opened up to talk normally and confidently. He started doing seva and traveled to places like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Nepal conducting several Nava Chetana Shivirs (Breath-Water-Sound Workshops), Satsangs and 5H activities. He did outstanding work by facilitating the building of 24 houses in Dang area of district Surat.