The Rising India Summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also deliver a special address.
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News18's flagship event News 18's Rising India Summit will kick off on Friday, and will conclude on Saturday (17 March), said a statement from the channel.
The conclave is aimed at bringing together top policymakers and corporate leaders under one roof to talk business and India's growth prospects.
The event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also deliver a special address. The prime minister will be sharing his vision for India and his expectations from the leaders participating in the summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a presentation
In attendance will be notable leaders of the nation from across fields, including Union ministers, ace sportspersons, and celebrities from the film industry, who would gather at the News18's Rising India Summit to discuss the country’s rising global stature.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will also be speaking at the summit. Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman will also be attending the summit.
Industry honchos such as Anil Agarwal of Vedanta Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group and Sanjiv Goenka, chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka group will also be speaking on a variety of subjects. The President of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba will be among foreign dignitaries.
The Rising Series of Network18 was conducted in in various states like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Kerala saw participation of all chief ministers and key policymakers. The Rising India Summit is only a culmination of that series.
The Rising India Summit will act as a crucible, where churning of ideas takes place as experts from diverse fields contribute on India’s growth story. Many significant announcements can be expected at the summit.
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