Day 2 of Indian Economic Summit: Special Address from Arun Jaitley at 19:15 IST

The second day of the Indian Economic Summit will witness a special address from India’s Finance Minister  Arun Jaitley this evening and has started with a session called ‘Creating India Narratives’.

The panel session includes Mastercard’s Ajay S. Banga, Welspun’s Dipali Goenka, Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways and Coal of India, Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Textiles, Information and Broadcasting of India, Malvika Iyer from the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, Dharma Productions’ Karan Johar and Sunil Bharti Mittal from Bharti Enterprises.

The discussion looks into the various ways India has been continuing its narrative as a world player.

Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal says India’s narrative has moved on from “yoga, ayurveda and cricket”. The country is increasing being recognised as a place to invest, where the world economy can “grow and flourish”.

Malvika Iyer, disability rights advocate and member of the UN’s Working Group on Youth and Gender, says she feels lucky to be a young person in India today, with affordable education and digital know-how.

Mastercard’s CEO Ajay.S.Banga talking about the past 3 years said that India is moving forward and agriculture is no longer the mainstay.

Deepika Padukone held a dicussion with physician Murali Doraiswamy to examine the current stigma around mental health.

Moderator Galani Una, Editor for Thomson Reuters’ China office and panellists Keiko Honda from MIGA, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, Renault’s Sumit Sawhney and ABB’s Sanjeev Sharma will have a discussion on the future of manufacturing in South Asia.










The session will kick-off at at 01:00 pm IST.