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Prof. Abad Ahmad, Chairman Agha Khan Foundation (Indian), Ex. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi expressed the above views while addressing the participants as chief guest of the inaugural session of the 2-day national seminar on “Global Opportunities and Challenges for the emerging Indian Economy” held on 13 March, 2015 (Friday) at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi-Farsi University. He pointed out that among the BRICS countries, the Indian economy offers great economic opportunities. Highlighting the business esthetics of the current market, he said that inspiring leadership, innovative strategies, implementation skills, interrelationship among all stakeholders and establishing an identity with distinctive values and cultures are the key five elements of an organization that influence it’s interaction with the external environment. He stressed upon the passion to win as a key component in a company’s success.

The program started with the recitation of verses of Holy Quran followed by the lighting of lamp. The Inaugural session also earmarked the release of a souvenir containing the research papers from prominent scholars from all over the country.

The Key Note address delivered by Dr. TCA Anant, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, Professor, Delhi School of Economics, touched upon the several facets of data revolution. He emphasized that with the new user friendly technologies a vast magnitude of data is easily accessible to the common people. Throwing light upon the problems and challenges of data revolution, he said that in spite of the large databank, major portion of the beneficiaries have no access to it due to digital divide. For this, it is important to develop greater understanding of the process of data generation and conduct relevant research on the subject.

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Khan Masood Ahmad, welcomed the eminent guests and began his speech by emphasizing upon the global opportunities available for the expansion of the Indian economy. He highlighted the strength of India’s demographic dividend for nation’s growth and development.

The Inaugural session was followed by Technical sessions on various themes concerned with the Indian economy. The prominent participants were Prof. Madhurima Lall, Department of Applied Economics, University of Lucknow, Prof. S.C. Purohit, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Prof. Sahid Ahmad,  Dept. of Economics, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, Prof. Manas Pandey, Head, Deptt. of Business Economics, V.B.S University, Jaunpur, Prof. Sanjai Medhavi, Head, Deptt. of Business Administration, University of Lucknow, Prof. Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Deptt. of Economics, University of Lucknow .

The programme was conducted by Ms. Doa Naqvi and Dr. Tanu Dang. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Mahrukh Mirza, convener of the seminar. The organizing committee of the seminar included Prof. Syed Haider Ali (Co-Convener), Dr. Ehtesham Ahmad (Organizing Secretary), Dr. Neeraj Shukla and Ms. Doa Naqvi (Co – Organizing Secretary), Dr. Musheer Ahmad (Chief  Editor),  Dr. Ataur Rahman Azami (Treasurer).


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