Vimarsha: Talk on ‘Technology for Sustainable Development’, by Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted its monthly event, Vimarsha, On 8 August 2018, the topic being, ‘Technology for Sustainable Development’ and talk delivered by Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Vimarsha: A Talk by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, on ‘Urbanisation in India: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities’

Eminent speakers have addressed the public on varied subjects of importance to the nation and society from the Vimarsha platform. Keeping with this monthly tradition, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Vimarsha: ‘Role of Indian Navy in Changing Security Environment’, Talk by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Admiral Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Indian Navy, for its monthly Vimarsha series of lectures on issues of contemporary and historical importance for India.

Vimasha: Dr. Bibek Deb Roy’s talk on ‘Understanding the Ancient Indian Texts: Puranas and the Bhagavad Gita’

Dr. Bibek Deb Roy, eminent scholar and Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, gave a talk on the Bhagavad Gita. He announced at the outset that he would not deal with the ‘big things’ about the Gita— dharma, karma, tyaga, bhakti and so on, but with small things that often escape our notice.

Vimarsha: Talk by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, on ‘Role of Indian Air Force in the Changing Security Environment’,

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, Chief of Air Staff, for a public discourse on “The Role of Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Changing Security Environment” The talk was organised under the aegis of Vimarsha, a platform offered by the VIF to enable eminent persons, academicians, media personnel et al to engage directly with policy thinkers over a wide range of contemporary and historical issues.

Vimarsha: ‘Changing Security Environment: The Role of Indian Army’, talk by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff

At a public event, organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13 Mar 2018under the Vimarsha lecture series, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), spoke about India’s changing security environment and the role of the Indian Army, following it up with an equally exhaustive Q&A session.

Vimarsha: Ensuring Food Security for India

VIF’s monthly Vimarsha for the month of February, 2018, focused on ‘Ensuring Food Security for India’ through an enlightening talk delivered by Mr. S.K Pattanayak, Secretary to the Government of India (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare).

Vimarsha: ‘Making Healthcare Affordable’, Talk by Dr. Devi Shetty

Dr. Shetty’s timely yet insightful talk underlined the fact that India is short by two million doctors and five million nurses, while the shortages are expected to multiply further given the exponential growth in population. A part of the blame for this rests with the elitist

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Vimarsha: ‘China’s Belt, Road and India’ talk by Mr RN Ravi

On 14 Jun 2017, Mr RN Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Government of India, delivered an illuminating talk on “China's Belt Road and India" under the auspices of Vimarsha series of talks, delivered by persons ofeminence.

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