1st World Leadership Convention in KIIT
India would be the world leader: Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
New Delhi: The 1st World Leadership Convention on ‘World is One’ was organized by World Leadership Academy (WLA) in association with KIIT Deemed to be University on 5th February 2022. Speaking at the convention, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (L.S.) and Fmr. Union Minister of Education said, India was the world leader in ancient times, and it will again lead the world in the 21st century.
“India has a rich culture, heritage, literature, history, and values. People from all over the world came to India to get knowledge. At that time, we had world-famous institutions like Takshila and Nalanda. India believes in ‘Vasudeiva Kutumbakam’ policy – it is the Indian culture. We see the entire world as a family. The World Leadership Academy will act as a platform to create leaders in various sectors from culture, heritage to science and technology”, he stated.
Inaugurating the Convention, Shri Ram Madhav, Eminent Thinker & Writer said, the world is one from the perspective of geology, sociology, and other branches of knowledge. While the ‘world is one’ is a piece of common knowledge, wisdom is needed to keep it one, he stated.
“Educational institutions should not be factories of degrees and certificates. The real purpose of education is to impart wisdom and values. We need people who can keep the world one and keep humanity going on. Educational institutions should not only prepare students to earn their livelihood, but also inculcate human values which can transform their lives”, Shri Madhav added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, KIIT is based on humanity and compassion since its inception. It practices the core values of humanity and compassion in the true sense, he stated.
Prof. K. K. Aggarwal, Chairperson, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) said, Knowledge is one; so the ‘world is one’ should be in our thought process always.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Prof. Sasmita Rani Samanta, VC, KIIT-DU & President, WLA said, World Leadership Academy (WLA) is established to bring people, culture, ideas, technologies, teachers students, researchers, investors, innovators together who are committed to transforming the world for the establishment of peace, justice, and sustainable development.
WLA’s ‘L-Index’, indexing English as well as regional language journals; free access Digital Library; and Project Database were also launched on the occasion.
Among others, Justice Dr. Sanju Panda, Former Acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court; Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC); Shri Harekrishna Ratha, Director, DRDO, ITR; Prof. Ashok Kumar Das, Vice Chairman, Odisha State Higher Education Council; Prof. Gyoo Soo Chae, Professor Smart IT Engineering, Baekseok University, South Korea; Prof. Valentina E. Balas, Professor, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania; and Prof. Rajendra P. Srivastava, Professor Emeritus of Accounting & Information Systems, School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA expressed their views on the occasion. Prof. Jayanta Kumar Parida, Executive Member, WLA and Director, School of Commerce, KIIT proposed the vote of thanks.