The Seventh Dr. Verghese Kurien Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, on 16th December, 2018, at Tribhuvandas Patel Auditorium, NDDB, Anand. He will speak on The Path Ahead: Transformative Ideas for India.
Prior to joining NITI Aayog, Shri Kant was Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). A distinguished member of the Indian Administrative Service (Kerala Cadre, 1980 Batch), Shri Kant is the author of Branding India – An Incredible Story and has been a key driver of Make in India, Startup India, Incredible India and God’s Own Country campaigns which positioned and branded India and the State of Kerala as leading tourism destinations. These campaigns have won several international awards and embraced a host of activities – infrastructure development, product enhancement, private-public partnership and positioning and branding.
Shri Kant did his schooling from Modern School, Delhi. He graduated in Economics (Hons) from St. Stephens, Delhi University and pursued his M.A from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is a Chevening Scholar.
His many laurels include the Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year Award, and the NDTV Administrator of the year Award, among others.
The Dr. Verghese Kurien Memorial Lecture Series has been instituted in the memory of IRMA’s Founder Chairman and the Father of the White Revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien.
The venue for the lecture is TK Patel Auditorium, NDDB, Anand and the time for the same is 11:00 AM.