Saintgits hosts Amrit Kaal Vimarsh Vikasith Bharat @ 2047

Balagopal Chandrasekhar, former Chairman of Federal Bank

Kottayam: The Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, hosted an Invited lecture on Amrit Kal Vimarsh Vikasit Bharat @ 2047 in association with All India Council for Technical Education and Union Ministry of Education on 13 March 2024. Saintgits was the only college in Kerala selected for this prestigious program.

The event drew an audience of eminent personalities from various industries, academicians, and students. "Diversity is India's strength and beauty," remarked Balagopal Chandrasekhar, former Chairman of Federal Bank, civil servant, entrepreneur, and author, emphasizing the essence of Indian diversity. In his keynote address, he advocated for a redefined notion of 'progress,' envisioning India @ 2047 as a nation characterized by quality education, fully equipped incubation centers in colleges, reduced infant mortality rates, sustainable development, and accessible, high-quality healthcare. Balagopal Chandrasekhar also engaged with students from Saintgits Group of Institutions, addressing their pertinent inquiries.

Highlighting that student and youth migration is a global phenomenon rather than a cause for alarm, he underscored that India's voice has always commanded respect, even during its developmental phase. He emphasized that a nation's stature is determined by its policies and positions on the global stage.

The event was presided over by Thomas T John, Director of Saintgits Group of Institutions, with Punnoose George, Executive Chairman, Dr. Sudha T, Principal of Saintgits College of Engineering, and Dr. Naveen Punnoose, Chief Digital Officer, sharing their perspectives during the proceedings.

(The author is a BSc Psychology students of the Saintgits College of Applied Sciences, Kottayam, reporting for Onmanorama as part of our campus outreach programme, Onmanorama Campus Reporter)

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