News channels Zee Ghanta 24 and Zee Bihar conducted a colloquium to reaffirm the importance of different growth stories, challenges, economic and societal scenarios. The regional series of the event ‘Udaan– Dare to Dream’ was conducted to shine light on emerging businesses that are achieving excellence through innovation in the Eastern region.
The events brought together people from different walks of their life such as entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, policymakers, and achievers under this platform.
The event in Kolkata and Patna, took place on January 31 and January 29, respectively.
In Kolkata, the event was graced by Firhad Hakim, Mayor of Kolkata, Minister-in-Charge - Transport and Housing, Government of West Bengal; Shashi Panja, Minister-Of-State, (IC), Child Development and women, Development and Social Welfare Department; Sujit Bose, Minister-in-Charge Fire and Emergency Services, Government of West Bengal. Humayun Kabir, Minister of State (IC) TET & SD, Karigari Bhawan; Gourav Beriwal, Vice-President, Strategy, Shyam Steel Industries; RS Sodhi, Managing Director - GCMMF Ltd. (AMUL); Aditya V Agarwal, Director - Emami Group; Prof Biswajoy Chatterjee, Vice-Chancellor University of Engineering & Management (UEM), IEM-UEM Group Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman - Ambuja Neotia Group; Dr. Suborno Bose, Chief Mentor - Indismart Group and IIHM; Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Managing Director CEO/ Founder Bandhan Bank; Rajiva Sinha, Chairman - West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation; Satyam Roychowdhury, Founder and Managing Director Techno India Group and Chancellor Sister Nivedita University; Dr Satyajit Bose, Chairman - The Mission Hospital, Durgapur; Sarbani Das, Co-Founder & Chairman - Gandhi Gurukul Group of Institutions; Abhijit Roy, MD and CEO - Berger Paints India; Debashis Sen, Managing Director – HIDCO; Dr. Kunal Sarkar, Senior Cardiac Surgeon; Supriya Biswas, Director - Masterbook 11; Arunabha Banerjee, Director - Alliance Broadband; Parambrata Chatterjee, Actor; Anindya Chatterjee, Singer – Lyricist. A classical performance by Sarod maestro Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar & Padma Bhushan Ustaad Rashid Khan was also witnessed at Kolkata.
The event at Patna was graced by Tarkishore Prasad, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Bihar; Syed Shahnawaz Hussain – Minister of Industries, Government of Bihar; Ashok Choudhary - Minister for Building & Construction; Sanjay Kumar Jha - Minister of Irrigation, Information & Public Relations; Vijay Kumar Choudhary - Minister of Education & Parliamentary Affairs; Sailesh Lodha, Actor.
Manoj Jagyasi, CRO (Chief Revenue Officer), Zee Media, said, “I deeply appreciate the people who have contributed to the event and thank them for the wonderful impact in keeping the spirits of our country high. It is indeed an honour to hear these inspiring stories of success, and Zee media is proud to recognise these entrepreneurs for their efforts. The journey of Udaan has been very interesting considering we are able to reach entrepreneurs who often go unnoticed in the humdrum of conglomerates.”
The first chapter of the series commenced in Delhi where Zee Hindustan held Udaan on September 18, 2021, followed by Mumbai where Zee 24 Taas held the event on November 26, 2021. Zee Rajasthan helmed the event on November 28, in Udaipur and Zee 24 Kalak in Ahmedabad on November 30.