An initiative of the VAJR group, the first talk in the series was given by Suresh Prabh, former union minister and MP, on “Reimagining India: Reshaping the Decade”
FLAME University, Pune, on June 30 launched a Leadership Talk Series, “Vimarśha”, an initiative of the student-led VAJR group at the university. The inaugural webinar began with “Reimagining India: Reshaping the Decade” by Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament.
VAJR, a student venture operating from campus and mentored by Prof. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal, Dean, FLAME School of Business serves investors and growth-stage ventures with investment for raising and allocating capital and supporting strategic decisions.
And, Vimarśha is going to be a series of digital webinars delving into a range of topics by seeking the wisdom of business and public leaders on how India can leapfrog out of the conundrum of socio-economic, geo-political, and environmental realities.
Prabhu, the former union minister who has handled Railways, Commerce and Power and currently Government Sherpa to G20 and G7 in an interesting engagement covered a vast canvas juxtaposing historical facts to economic wisdom and successes. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘India lives in its villages’ famous line, he reminded that India has always remained attractive to rest of the world because of our culture and ethos and skills economy. “We cannot ignore today’s world, which is driven by technology and innovations. There are many influences. Individuals, industries and institutions need to be aligned and working together, more so now, to make India a world leader. If we talk about the future, we need to have a very clear thought process. Unless you have accurate vision, we won’t be successful. We want a much better world. Now we are mostly following trends in the world and our economic progress depends on every single individual.It also depends on the technology we use and invent. We must accept and embrace these advances to have technical prowess and accept the reality of tomorrow’s India. There will always be challenges but we must face them as we are on the threshold today. We must align our thoughts with celebrated and successful people so as to create possibilities of new ideas and experiences. Use technology to guide but retain the individuality and not just follow other developmental models. We need to develop tomorrow’s India collectively.”
Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor said, “I am proud of our students of the VAJR group for starting the Leadership Series, ‘Vimarśha’, which aims to inspire students across the country to learn from the experiences and thoughts of some of the eminent leaders of our times.”