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About the Debate

The Debate brings together 8 of India’s most powerful and articulate intellects, who will debate, in a structured format, a motion that is of great relevance today to millions of Indians.

The motion is:

"The Idea of India Needs to be Recreated"

The Debating Society of India and the BW Businessworld Group are jointly presenting the event. The Debating Society of India has been in the forefront of organizing national and international Debate events that have reached a national audience.

Background To The Motion

The founding idea of India at independence was as a secular, pluralistic and multicultural entity, all this wrapped in the political idea of Democracy, the economic idea of State Capitalism and the foreign policy of non alignment. The recent years appear to see a new construct of India emerging, based on the tenets of a move towards Hinduvta, a uniform civil code, a stronger nationalism and a more muscular foreign policy. The Debate will examine whether the time has come for a new idea of India to take root.

Debate

Program:

Duration:

6 PM - 8 PM

Followed By Dinner

250-300

Number of Delegates:

Place:

New Delhi

The Taj Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi

Venue:

Date:

April 6, 2018

Format:

Traditional Debate

with 4 Speakers Supporting & 4 Opposing the Motion

Eminent Speakers

(Supporting The Motion)

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Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs

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Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Vice Chairperson,
Niti Ayog

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Shri Swapan Dasgupta

Member of Parliament

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Shri François Gautier

Writer &
Journalist






Eminent Speakers

(Opposing The Motion)

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Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar

Former Diplomat &
Union Minister

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Shri Manish Tiwari

Former Union Minister

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Shri Pavan Varma

Former Member of Parliament


Moderator

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Sonia Singh

Editorial Director & President
NDTV Ethics Committee

Host

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Mr. Kabir Bedi

Internationally Renowned Film & Stage Star

Consultant

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Bhuvan Lall

Writer &
Film maker

Partners

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Perfect Group Size

  • An elite audience of over 300 delegates/dignitaries will view the Debate.
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Delegate Profile

  • Leaders from the world of business, Government leaders, Members of Parliament and the bureaucracy, Diplomats, Media and personalities from the world of literature, the arts and sport.
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Pre & Post Event Amplification

  • Covered extensively pre & post event in press.
  • Webcast worldwide live and National TV Telecast.
  • Extensively promoted on Social Media, websites.
  • Pre & Post Event Coverage in BW Businessworld Magazine

5 REASONS TO PARTICIPATE


  1. Exclusive Debate by 8 of India’s most Powerful and Articulate Intellects.
  2. Peer to Peer Networking Opportunities.
  3. This is the 1st edition of the debate presented by one of India’s largest selling and the Highest Circulated Business Magazine – BW Businessworld & The Debating Society of India which is one of the most Premier Debating Societies of India.
  4. Focused Content: Exclusive Content by India’s Most Powerful and articulate intellects talking about a motion that is of great relevance today to millions of Indians.
  5. A chance to interact & listen to leaders & powerful intellects.
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