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Folding the future in: Reimaginng India

Thursday 28th September, 2017

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Publication  Mint
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CCM  424.31
Edition  New Delhi
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MAV  1,357,792
Language  English
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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'.
AimA FOLDING THE FUTURE
IN: REIMAGINING INDIA
ALL INDIA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
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. Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru and Founder, The Patanjali Group of Institutions and Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV at Aap Ki Adalat at AIMA
Reimagining India through thought provoking sessions
Several panel discussions were held on topics of national importance which were addressed by eminent speakers and thought leaders from different spheres of life. The sessions were interactive and thought provoking.
Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services in his concluding remarks of the opening session said, 'To rei-magine 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.
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 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson. Apollo Hospital Enternrise Ltd
sion. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter delivered the keynote address. Panellists discussed how new technologies are changing film making and how can film makers achieve the balance between technology and art.
A plenary session 'Aap Ki Adalat' was conducted where Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru and Founder, The Patanjali Group of Institutions spoke about growth, job creation and manufacturing products which are made in India, for India and global markets. He said that his brand Patanjali has been able to create more than one lakh jobs.
There was a consensus among speakers through the plenary sessions that innovation, gender parity and job creation can lead India towards growth.
During the session 'AIMA Wants to Know' Arnab Goswami, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Republic TV passionately spoke about journalism, his beliefs and India as a great nation. He shared his views on how the television news boom in the country has connected every citizen to the national mainstream irrespective of their geography or education. The session saw active participation from the audience.
In another session 'Reimagining India', the role of NITI Aayog and the pivotal role it plays in shaping the transformative policies were discussed. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd delivered the welcome address for this session. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India delivered the
keynote address.
A plenary session on The Money Spinner" was held. It was moderated by Supriya Shrinate, Executive Editor- News, ET Now. Raamdeo Agrawal, Joint Managing Director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd was the speaker and Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO, KPMG India delivered the concluding remarks. The course of Indian economy, stock markets and technological changes disrupting the financial sector were discussed.
The session on 'Reimagining Reality - Future of Indian Cinema' discussed on how the focus of Indian cinema can also become more agenda driven rather than just entertainment. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Appollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd delivered the welcome address during this ses-