News18 Network has announced its marquee thought-leadership initiative â€“ News18 Rising India Summit on March 16-17 in New Delhi. It will bring together national and international luminaries from the fields of governance, arts, business and academia under one roof. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the audience by sharing his vision for India. Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman will be the guest of honour.
Avinash Kaul, President, Network18, said, â€śWe are proud to announce the News18 Rising India Summit, which is the grand culmination of Rising Series hosted by our network. The Rising Series in states like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Kerala saw participation of all Chief Ministers and key policy makers. We believe this is the best time to conclude the series by bringing together top policy makers, corporate leaders and global visionaries to celebrate Indiaâ€™s journey from take-off to triumph.â€ť
Dignitaries like Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Defence Minister; Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister; Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister Road Transport & Highways of India, will be speaking apart from other bureaucrats and ministers. Anil Agarwal, Founder and Chairman, Vedanta; Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of the Republic of Gabon; Paul Krugman,Â Nobel Laureate Economist; Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group among others will grace the occasion.
Kaul added, â€śExperts in diverse fields will contribute ideas, and make commitments to furthering the grand project on which India has embarked. It will be an opportunity to applaud our successes and lay the plans for many more to come.â€ť
This is the first edition of News18 Rising India Summit spans across 26 states in 15 languages.