Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu being received by UT Home Secretary, Shri Anurag Agarwal at Chandigarh Airport on Friday, September 22, 2017.

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The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that aspiring business leaders should build a culture of inclusiveness and shape their actions to have a positive impact in the lives of those who need support while addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 15th edition of ISB Leadership Summit 2017 at the Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business on the theme “Transforming Tomorrow: The Future Unraveled”, at Mohali, Punjab on Friday.

Naidu said that an area of concern has been the growing inequalities and exclusion of certain sections of our population. We must be attentive to these trends and see that we build a culture of inclusiveness. He advised the ISB students that the antyodaya approach advocated by Gandhiji, Dr. Ambedkar and Deen Dayal Upadhyayaji should serve as our guiding principle. The students must listen to diverse voices, especially those which are feeble and almost inaudible now.

He further said that innovation, thinking outside the box and accessing knowledge from across the globe and adapting it to our country context would be crucial. Let us remind ourselves of what Gandhiji had said about the means and ends.

He called for a collective resolve to root out corruption and undesirable elements like communalism, casteism, fundamentalism, criminalization of politics, gender discrimination and atrocities on women and weaker sections. We must recognize the devastating impact of terrorism and launch a coordinated strategy to root it out, he added.

He pointed that there was a general recognition, echoed in the assessment of the World Bank in 2017, that India is the fastest growing economy in the world. It was time to capitalize on the demographic dividend by enthusing, equipping and empowering youth who constitute 65 per cent of country’s population.

Other dignitaries including Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha and the Minister of Health & Family Welfare  Brahm Mohindra were also present on the occasion.


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