NEW DELHI, Sept 22: Benefits of J&K Reorganization Bill and Superseding of Article 370 & 35A were discussed in a program titled “Pursuit of Peace & Happiness” organized here today.
The programme was hosted by Rachna Sharma Co-Chair of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs India Forum, CEO Phuro Innovations and Alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Rachna Sharma in her opening speech mentioned that “the fundamental institutions which impact and inspire the key decision making, economy, and diplomacy are politics, religion, and social organizations. Hence, “Pursuit of Peace & Happiness” intends to act as a unifying platform to bring together people from different walks of life, to listen, understand and discuss certain policies which can help and lead the nation towards unity”.
Furthering optimism amongst the audience, she said that the issue of Article 370 & 35A was the long-standing muddy water which created deadly diseases over the years. When the whole world is raising questions on this decision, she believes that we as the citizens of India are celebrating our union with our brothers and sisters of Jammu & Kashmir.
The event was presided over by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh who signified the importance of spiritual peace and said that more humanity touches the dimension of spirituality, more sense of freedom, individuality, and equality will prevail; all leading humanity to peace.
Anupriya Patel, Member of Parliament, UP and Honorary Brigadier Padma Shri Dr Arvind Lal, Chairman and Managing Director of Dr Lal Path Labs graced the occasion as guests of honour.
The event hosted in partnership with HAE India Forum, Goodworks Media Services Private Limited, The Bespoke Purpose, Malabar Secrets, and Om Books International; had two panels comprising of corporate head honchos and influential media personalities.
The panel “Benefits of The New Reorganization Bill & Superseding of Article 370 & 35A” comprised of Bina Ramani (Founder & CEO, Malabar Secrets), Rashi Dhir (Partner & ED of DMD Advocates, and Alumnus of Harvard Law School), Manoj Gorkela (Deputy Advocate General of Supreme Court of India, and Alumnus of University of Lucknow), Lt Cdr (Dr) AshviniJakhar (Founder & CEO of Prozo.com, and Alumnus of Indian School of Business), Manish Jain (Founder & Managing Partner of JLJ Law Offices, and Alumnus of Harvard Business School), Anshu Khanna (Owner, Goodword Media Services) and SakshiVij (Founder & CEO of Myles, Co-Chair, HAE India Forum, and Alumnus of Harvard Business School).
The panel discussed the peacekeeping efforts being undertaken by the Government in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh which are being considered undemocratic and oppressive. The panel also deliberated the educational, economic, and cultural opportunities that await the region with this re-organization.
The panel “Role of Media in Maintaining Peace in a Country” included Brajesh Kumar Singh (Group Consulting Editor, Network 18) and Ashok Venkatramani (Ex-MD of Zee Media, StartUp Entrepreneur, and Alumnus of Harvard Business School).