Tomorrow's India Global Summit 2018
IGI Stadium, New Delhi
6th October 2018
Students of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida got an amazing opportunity to attend Tomorrow's India Global Summit 2018 held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on 6th October, 2018. Abhishek Mishra (ECE), Om Prakash Pokhrel (EEE), Adarsh Kumar (ME), Gurleen Kaur (CSE) and Nipun Nivadia (CSE) attended the summit along with Ms. Payal Garg, Assistant Professor, ECE.
The summit kick-started with a fantastic musical performance by Krisna, Chung Eun, Gaurav Kotian and Govin Tan showcasing the flashbacks of the summit's earlier editions which were held at Singapore, Korea and India. Their instrumental collaboration was a complete masterpiece. The summit was then formally inaugurated by Amish Tripathi (renowned Indian Author), Anukreethy Vas (Femina Miss India 2018), H.P. Singh (Chairman and Founder of Global Social (India) Foundation) and Satvinder Singh (Co-founder of Tomorrow's India).
The summit then continued with a speech on Mithila Painting by Bharti Dayal. She is a recipient of National Award for preserving one of the most magnificent art forms found in Madhubani district of Bihar. Madhubani Art or Mithila Painting is an art form in which women and children draw sketches based on their daily life events. Madhubani artists define their art form not merely as painting but writing their life story as they feel that pictures are better narrator of feelings and emotions. The National Awardee shared that this culture has passed through generations and now the time has come that this art form be promoted at global level.
It was followed by a panel discussion between the famous Indian authors Amish Tripathi and Sanjoy K Roy on the motion "Foreign Language Books are Your Cup of Tea". The objective of the discussion was to ascertain whether we are shifting towards western literature and forgetting our culture and traditions or not. The notion was deemed false and it was concluded that we are not merely adopting their literature and culture but adopting the only things that are good.
An interactive session with Amish Tripathi was also scheduled in the summit. He briefed the audience about his upcoming work and motivated them to work towards achieving their dreams. He also shared his life experiences, his journey as a novelist and how he faced rejections in his initial days. He motivated the audience to remain calm in all adverse situations and remember that "This too shall pass". He asked them to handle their successes and failures carefully. He advised them to keep going in life, no matter what, and enjoy the journey.
Ayan Gogoi Gohain, India's youngest author was also invited to the summit as part of their Future Project. He penned down his first book at the age of 4 years only, which was published in January 2018. He shared his lovely vision of planting more trees worldwide and making the world green and beautiful.
In another event of the summit, Techrage-The age of Artificial intelligence, 14 years old Tanmay Bakshi, IBM Champion and Honorary Cloud Advisor was invited as the speaker. He talked on AI, Machine Learning and their various applications. He also said that Artificial Neural Network is very useful in healthcare. He made the audience to ponder on "If AI dominates: Then humans will dominate the computers or Computers will dominate the human." He then went on to explain more applications of AI with special focus on healthcare.
In the food and human lifestyle section, Chirag Chhajer, Co-founder of Burma Restaurant; Shraddha Bhansali, founder of Candy and Green Restaurant and Manish Mehrotra, Indian Chef and founder of the restaurant Indian Accent talked about vegan food and associated benefits. They also organised a quick-witted contest in which the contestants prepared a vegan salad from the stock of materials presented to them.
Maniti Modi, one of the founders of ConnectFor talked about how they sparked the idea for ConnectFor. She elaborated about the initiative and their aim to act as a bridge between the volunteers and non-profit organizations thereby encouraging both to realize how to best use volunteering opportunities to add the most value.
Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav motivated the audience next. He was recruited to 18 Grenadiers nearly two decades back when he was just 19 years old and fought the Kargil war in 1999. He told his life story to the audience and said "We were a group of seven to climb Tiger hill on July 4 (1999). It was a 90-degree climb. We were surrounded by death from all sides, we knew we were going to die, but we were determined to inflict maximum casualties and we kept moving forward with this spirit". He is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Param Vir Chakra.
Then there was a panel discussion on Oncology and its Development and Future in India. Doctors from Max Super Speciality Hospital: Dr. Vineeta Goel, Dr. Anchit Pandit, Dr. Veda P Priya and Dr. Waseem Abbas participated in and Dr. Vineet Govind Gupta moderated the discussion. Their discussion was focused on the advancements in Oncology in India. They said that though we have cheaper and better resources in our hands yet we are convinced to trust developed countries for such crucial treatments. They added that India has all the essential drugs and machines to treat this disease well.
The summit was an excellent platform for the students to interact with eminent personalities from various walks of life and learn from their experiences.