Rishihood University gears up to host ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Summit’ – a two-day virtual event

New Delhi, August 5th 2020: Rishihood University, India’s first impact-oriented university, focused on large scale societal change, along with the ‘Rashtram School of Public Leadership’, is set to host the Atmanirbhar Bharat Summit. The summit is a virtual event and will be streamed live on 12th & 13th August, 2020 from 4 – 6 PM India Standard Time. The two-day summit aims to shed light on what it truly means for India to achieve Atmanirbharta, and the support ecosystem required in order to actualise the vision. The panel of speakers who will share their valuable insight include, eminent experts spanning across board viz. politics, industry, business, research and policy. The summit will also delve upon the recently announced New Education Policy 2020.

The Atmanirbhar Bharat Summit will feature speakers from an illustrious panel, comprising Shri Suresh Prabhu, Rajya Sabha MP & Founding Chancellor, Rishihood University, Shri Mohandas Pai, Padmashri Awardee, Chairman – Manipal Global Education & Former Director – Infosys, Shri S Gurumurthy, Chartered Accountant and Member on Board of Reserve Bank of India, Shri Sridhar Vembu, Founder & CEO, Zoho Corporation, Dr Chinmay Pandya, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Shri Amish Tripathi, Diplomat, Columnist & Author, Ritu Beri, Fashion Designer and Advisor – Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Ministry of MSME, Government of India, and Shri Pratik Poddar, Principal, Nexus Venture Partners.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sahil Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Rishihood University, said, ‘Being a social impact university, we aim at exploring, celebrating and preparing for a 21st century self-reliant India. This is especially necessary to deal with the repercussions of the ongoing pandemic. With more than 51,000 higher education institutions and 40 million students, we see no reason why a robust domestic economy cannot be driven by a highly trained and specialised talent pool. However, a host of issues must be swiftly addressed in order for us to unleash this massive potential. We should all be in sync with creating a self-reliant and truly independent India to ensure equitable prosperity for the entire nation”

The concept of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ came to the fore, when the Hon’ble PM of India, Shri Narendra Modi, announced a COVID-19 related economic package in May 2020. The vision is to drive self-reliance of the Indian Economy, to deal with the unprecedented challenges in the global market. With the recently proposed New Education Policy 2020, the Ministry of Education has also aimed to align itself with the same. There are however, a myriad of challenges which must be navigated in order to ensure a new age of growth, independence and opportunity, driven by a highly capable workforce.

On 12th August, the agenda is to kick off with Shri Mohandas Pai touching upon the Pillars of Nation Building, followed by, Shri S Gurumurthy, Shri Sridhar Vembu and Dr Chinmay Pandya, discussing the fascinating History of Atmanirbharta in India, Decentralized Economic and Technological Growth followed by the Spiritual Essence of Atmanirbharta.

On 13th August, the agenda will be initiated by Shri Amish Tripathi on India’s Soft Power and Self-Reliance followed by Shri Suresh Prabhu who will be shedding light upon Indian and the Global Economy, while Ms Ritu Beri will talk on Creative Sector – A global potential, Shri Pratik Poddar will talk about Funding the Indian Dream.