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Mindmine Summit: Disruption the New Normal for India

Mindmine Summit, the 11 annual flagship event of the Hero Group, began on Thursday (20 April) in the national capital. At this two-day forum, diverse panelists assess the evolving political, business and societal landscape through a mix of interactive panel dialogues

Mindmine Summit, the 11 annual flagship event of the Hero Group, began on Thursday (20 April) in the national capital. At this two-day forum, diverse panelists assess the evolving political, business and societal landscape through a mix of interactive panel dialogues. This year’s theme is ‘disruption: the new normal for India’. The summit is managed by Mindmine Institute, an independent think tank set up by Hero Group.

The first day of summit was inaugurated by the chief guest, Venkaiah Naidu, minister of urban development. During the inauguration, Naidu said, “Addressing public grievances through social media is one of our top priorities. In fact, our prime minister has the highest number of followers on Instagram, more than the US President. We live in an era of disruption, which is also embedded in the policy making process of this government.”

“While demonetisation is a fight against corruption and ensuring digitalisation of financial transactions, the goods and services tax is a revolutionary transformation implementing single tax system. The drive for digital payment channels and financial inclusion will ensure direct benefit transfers to Indians and will bring them into the formal financial system. Around 28 crore bank accounts have already been opened under the financial inclusion drive,” he added.

The event featured panelists such as railway minister Suresh Prabhu, Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of state (commerce and industry), and civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha, who offered their insights over plenary sessions, mindmine exchanges and debates on ‘India in 2017: more roadbumps or Achche Din’, ‘Global Uncertainty: Have free market champions turn Perfectionists’, ‘The Emerging Tax Map: Will Indians Finally Become More Accountable’, and many more issues.

Speaking at the summit, Sunil Kant Munjal, chairman, Hero Group, said, “We are in the midst of a disruptive era or rather it has become a way of life for us, the new normal. The pace of change and the improvements that it’s leading to is such that it does not overwhelm either the visitors or even people going through it. It could well be said that disruption is much needed in India if we have to catch up with the world and aspire for a better life for millions of Indians.”

The summit culminated with the BML Munjal Awards for Business Excellence through Learning and Development. The two-day event will see more than 75 top influencers from across a wide spectrum, including corporate sector, government, bureaucracy, academia and civil society come together to discuss pertinent issues faced by the country today.

Other eminent speakers who will be addressing the two day summit are Dr. Mahesh Sharma, minister of state for culture and tourism, Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister, Delhi, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Haryana chief minister, Arvind Panagariya, vice-chairman of Niti Aayog, Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director of Medanta, amongst others.


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