Kozhikode: The three-day International Conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’ deliberated on issues that impact global management thoughts in the years to come, on the second day at The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode).
Attended by noted dignitaries like Mr. Arun Maira, former Tata Motors Board Member and former Chairman, BCG India, Mr. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, New Indian Express, Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale, Scientist and political strategist, Prof. Shyam Sunder, James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Yale School of Management and Prof. Alok R. Chaturvedi, Purdue University and so on.
Mr. Arun Maira, former Tata Motors Board Member and former Chairman, BCG India gave references from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and noted professor C.K. Prahalad. Hespoke about encouraging inclusive growth in the economy and being sensitive to the environment for sustainable growth. India’s strength lies is in its diversity and not in the efforts of homogenizing ideas.
Prof. Shyam Sunder, Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Yale School of Management in his key note address elaborated on the ancient texts from the Upanishads, teachings of Chanakya and the ‘arthashastra’ to the modern day corporate thinking and state level functions that have been adopted from these ancient teachings. He converged these ancient Indian philosophies that has been emulated by scholars from China, Egypt and other nations. Further, he explained how Buddhism originating from India had a far reaching impact on the world that introduced the concept of Sangha, commonly known as Council. He concluded with a take away to separate history from myths and the significance of independent convergent evolution of similar ideas.
Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale, Scientist and political strategist spoke about how the Indian diaspora and foreign nationals connect socio-culturally with India. Drawing from the ‘Swadeshi Andholan’, Gandhi and his economics, Prof. Alok R. Chaturvedi, Purdue University elaborated on the concept of ‘factory on wheels’ and manufacturing as a service reaching out to villages and how we should revisit our roots to reimagine and rethink ideas to build a better world. Mr. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, New Indian Express moderated the panel discussing semantics of Indian thought versus ‘Bharatiyata’.
On the first day of the event, the Hon’ble Prime Minister gave the inaugural address through Video Conferencing and unveil a full-size statue of Swami Vivekananda. This will be followed by a keynote address from the spiritual leader Shri Shri Shri Ravi Shankar and Member of Parliament and President of Indian Council for Cultural Research Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
The conference witnessed representations from renowned academicians, public figures and the presentation of more than 100 world-class research papers.
The valedictory function on January 18 will be attended by Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry and renowned academician and activist Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta. The Best research papers will be awarded during the closing ceremony.