The Taj Palace in New Delhi will host the third edition of the two-day summit on March 29-30.
The summit will bring together leaders from the national government as well as various sectors such as the arts, sports, business, and academia from both India and around the world.
It was designed to give a place for these leaders to engage in fruitful talks, share their knowledge, and contribute useful ideas on how to further India’s prosperity.
The summit, themed ‘The Heroes of Rising India,’ highlights the achievements of Indians who go above and beyond to fuel India’s growth trajectory.
This year’s summit will honor the accomplishments of “Ordinary People” who have had an “Extraordinary Social Impact.”
As per a press release, the event will honor 20 such heroes who have created innovative solutions that are making a difference at the grassroots level and launched social entrepreneurship ventures with the potential to transform lives, initiated community-led programs that are bringing positive change in a variety of ways and demonstrated acts of compassion and courage that are helping to make India a better place.
Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar will make the keynote address during the event. S Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs, will also speak about ‘India’s G20 Moment.’
Leaders from many sectors, including governance, the arts, business, and academia, will join in conversations and offer their experience and viewpoints on how to sustain India’s progress.
These discussions will cover a variety of themes, including ‘India Stack: Highway to Growth,’ in which Dilip Asbe (NPCI), Shashank Kumar (Co-Founder and CEO, DeHaat), BVR Subrahmanyam (CEO, Niti Aayog), and K Rajaraman (Secretary, DoT) will share their insights.
Corporate leaders such as Vivek Tyagi (Chairperson of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association), Srinath Ravichandran (AgniCool Cosmos), Aman Gupta (Boat), Tarun Mehta (Ather), and Abhay Bhutada (Poonawalla Fincorp) will be seen sharing their perspectives on the topic ‘Made in India rising aspirations of young India’.
There will also be another session on ‘Women’s Era’ with Rakulpreet Singh, Shilpa Rao, and Vinita Singh (Sugar Cosmetics), as well as Smriti Irani. On the panel titled ‘India’s Manufacturing Moment: Now or Never,’ will be Adar Poonawala (Serum), Salil Gupte (Boeing), Sunil Vachani (Dixon), Sanjeev Sharma (ABB), and Santosh Iyer (Mercedes-Benz).
Along with Anurag Thakur, actors Siddhartha Anand, Ayan Mukherjee, Kajal Agarwal, and Mrunal Thakur will participate in the ‘One India – One Cinema’ panel. Nikhat Zareen, World Boxing Championship gold medalist, and Oscar winner Guneet Monga will also be present at the summit.
The collaboration demonstrates Poonawalla Fincorp’s dedication to empowering individuals who are motivated by their passion, principles, purpose, and talent to contribute significantly to India’s growth story.
Abhay Bhutada, Managing Director, Poonawalla Fincorp, said, “At Poonawalla Fincorp, we are delighted to partner with Network18 for the Rising India Summit 2023, a platform that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people who are driving India’s growth story forward. Our association is built on a shared goal to empower individuals to realize their dreams and aspirations. By bringing together policymakers, global visionaries, and corporate leaders, this summit will facilitate a constructive dialogue on India’s progress and its potential to become a global powerhouse. We are excited to contribute to this vision and to work together towards building a stronger, more prosperous India.”
Avinash Kaul, the CEO, of Network18, commented, “News18 Network is a proud chronicler of India’s rise as a prosperous nation. We engage with 69 crore+ Indians every month with news and conversations that can help show the way to a brighter future. News18’s flagship initiative Rising India has established itself as one of the most anticipated thought leadership forums in India. It is my privilege to announce that this year, Rising India will be even more special. We will celebrate 20 unsung Indians from various disciplines who work selflessly to improve the lives of people around them. We are calling them ‘Real Heroes’. I am delighted that Poonawalla Fincorp is partnering with us for this initiative. I am excited that our viewers will witness the journey of some amazing Indians and hear from some of the top leaders in politics, industry, entertainment, and sports.”