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India of future will be innovative, technology driven and sustainable

Thursday 28th September, 2017

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Publication  Mint
Source  Bureau
CCM  210.75
Edition  Chennai
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MAV  252,900
Language  English
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ALL INDIA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
IN: REIMAGINING INDIA
India of future will be innovative,technology driven and sustainable
Politics is the instrument of socio-economic reforms,' said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways; Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India in his keynote address, adding that, 'strong political will, complete transparency, fast-track decision making process and honesty are the key factors of development'. He was speaking at the All India Management Association (AIMA) Diamond Jubilee National Management Convention. The two day convention from 27 - 28 September is being held in the National Capital. The theme of the Convention this year is 'Folding the Future In: Reimagining India'.
Delegates from industry, government, media and academia are participating in the two days convention. Thought leaders discussed how India must learn to thrive amidst disruption and be future ready.
Guest of Honour, Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India during the inaugural session reinforced the need for gender parity and how associations like AIMA can help in pushing this agenda further. He praised the government initiatives like Make in India, Start Up, Stand Up India, adding that with new ideas are in place and that the government is making every effort towards creating an ecosystem for development and growth.
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Delivering his special address, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India said that India has a special advantage of being a 'young nation' as it is going through a demographic transition. While speaking on urbanisation, Kant said, 'How India embraces the process of urbanisation will define how we reimagine India.'
During his welcome address Sunil Kant Munjal, President, AIMA and Chairman, The Hero Enterprise said the new growth area for India has to be economic opportunities and jobs. He insisted on the need for sustainable and meaningful economic opportunities for all.
T V Mohandas Pai, Senior Vice President, AIMA and
Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services in his concluding remarks of the opening session said, To reimagine India, we need an air of optimism and we need hope.'
'There are 25 million young Indians entering the workforce every year. We have to reimagine India, and how we can provide jobs to young India', Pai said.
Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA in her introductory remarks said that AIMA has had a fruitful year where several notable activities were undertaken.
A Special First Day Cover and postage stamp to commemorate "AIMA's Diamond Jubilee Year" was released, along with the release of AIMA's Diamond Jubilee Convention Souvenir.