Tuesday, August 11, 2015

India@75 in association with CII launches the India@75 week


  • Organizes various activities across country for people to connect, collaborate, co- create and celebrate
  • Mr. Adi Godrej outlines the strategy adopted by India@75 through its stakeholders Government, Industry & Civil Society

Mumbai, August 10 2015: Coinciding with the birth anniversary of visionary Late Professor C.K. Prahalad and to reaffirm the commitment of stakeholders towards its vision objectives, India@75 launched a weeklong celebration from 8th August and culminating on 14 August, the eve of our Independence Day. India@75 week will not only unite the nation in its spirit and intention but also dwell on the past achievements and mobilize millions of Indians to march ahead for mission 2022.
India@75 week will facilitate an introspection of our march towards achievement of the vision objectives with specific focus on need for an innovative approach to achieve the ambitious targets. Further, with the union Government’s agenda resonating with the vision of India@75 and convergence of timelines to 2022, we have a unique opportunity to collaborate and add to the efforts of the Government on areas of common interest to expedite the implementation process.
The week is proposed to bring a mélange of views on a single platform so as to promote deep informal interactions enabling stakeholders to participate, collaborate and leverage each other’s knowledge, experience, skills and the much needed professionalism. This week will be an integration of activities covering the vision elements of India@75 and provide a platform for people to connect, collaborate, co- create and celebrate through numerous on line and off line activities.
The week began with a confab in Mumbai on “Building an inclusive India – Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”. The confab provided a platform for youth from different backgrounds to listen and interact with some of the best minds from corporate and Government. The confab focused on the need for action in the various elements of India@75, and deliberated on some of the positive powers that need to be nurtured in making India@75 a movement of committed and passionate people with the urge, energy and eagerness in participating and helping India become a developed nation by 2022.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Adi Godrej, Past President CII and Chairman, India@75 Foundation said, "India@75 has uniquely positioned itself so as to make innovative interventions for bridging the gaps in the endeavours of the Government, Industry and Private players for skill development, entrepreneurship and employment generation to translate India’s demographic profile into dividend not only for India but globally".
The keynote speaker for India@75 Mr. Subramaniam Ramadorai, Chairman, NSDA & NSDC said, “To meet the aspirations of the youth and to realize our full potential we have to be ready with a skilled and talented human pool. To ‘skill India’ is hence a national imperative and India@75 must make it happen”.

Mr Rajan Navani, Chairman, CII Council on India@75 said, “Besides skill development and vocational training there is an urgent need to create synergy in the higher education curriculum and ever evolving industry requirements to enable our millions of graduates to be industry ready. Besides working on pilots for adult urban illiterates, India@75 has also been working towards introduction of experiential learning in India. This will not only create job and entrepreneurial opportunities but will make our higher education system more meaningful towards harnessing the demographic dividend”.
Beginning with the confab in Mumbai India@75 will organize several initiatives across the country during the week:
  • 9th August, 2015 – Freedom Ride in Gurgaon
  • 11th August, 2015 – India@75 Conclave in New Delhi, ‘Role of Innovation in Achieving Vison of India@75 for a Developed India by 2022’
  • 12th August, 2015 – Game-a-thon in Pune
  • 13th August, 2015 – Conclave in Kolkata to discuss ‘The Importance of Youth Entrepreneurship in shaping India's economy’
  • 14th August, 2015 – Pro Bono Workshop in Chennai

Late Professor C.K. Prahalad had envisioned and articulated the idea of a developed India in three dimensions i.e. robust economic resilience, technological vitality and vibrant moral leadership. Given that we have 7 years to go until 2022, the time has now come for India@75 to accelerate our efforts on the ground and create significant impact.
This people's movement will envision, collaborate and co-create across the 7 pillars of progress:
  1. Moral leadership, good governance and public administration
  2. Education and skills development
  3. Business and economic strength
  4. Urbanization and environment sustainability
  5. Technology and innovation
  6. Agriculture, food security and health
  7. Arts, literature and sports

Various social media platforms where citizens can connect with the movement are listed below:

About CII:
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded over 118 years ago, it is India’s premier business association.
CII catalyses change by working closely with Government on policy issues, it has partnerships with over 120 NGOs across the country to carry forward our initiatives in integrated and inclusive development, which includes healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development and water, to name a few.
With 63 offices, including 10 Centers of Excellence in India and 7 overseas offices as well as institutional partnerships with 224 counterpart organizations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian Industry and the international business community.

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