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March 16-17, New Delhi

about rising india

For a young nation like India, there is no better time than now. As a nation we stand poised to enter a new era of prosperity and have the chance to leapfrog generations. Now is also the time for India and Indians to fully participate in humanity’s most exciting endeavours—to learn and to contribute.

So seventy years after we began a new journey to reclaim our ancient destiny, India is ready to demonstrate just why this hoary civilization is chosen for one of humanity's grandest undertakings - to bring prosperity to 1.3 billion citizens while being a shining example of eternal values.

News18 Rising India Summit, a marquee thought leadership initiative of News18, is our enterprise to imagine a collective future to greatness – a showcase of our country’s rising stature in the world and its determination to embrace all the opportunities for a better future. The summit will bring together thinkers and scholars from around the world, global statesmen, high achievers in every field of endeavour and, above all, well-wishers of India.

  • Session - 1 |5:45 PM

    The Building Blocks of a Rising India Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal. Moderated by Bhupendra Chaubey
  • Session - 2 |06:30 PM

    Suresh PrabhuAnil Agarwal
    The Making of a New World Power Suresh Prabhu, Anil Agarwal, Amitabh Kant, Deep Kalra, Rajnish Kumar, Sanjay Nayar. Moderated by Shereen Bhan
  • Session - 3 |7:15 PM

    Shivraj Singh Chauhan
    Nayi Rahein, Naye Sapne Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, Jai Ram Thakur. Moderated by Amish Devgan 8:10 PM – Rahul Joshi, Group CEO and Group Editor-In-Chief welcomes PM
  • Session - 4 |8:15 PM

    Narendra Modi
    Keynote Address Rising India: Finally It’s Here Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • Session - 1 |10:00 AM

    Rajnath Singh
    Keynote Rising India: The Challenges Within Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Q&A moderated by Kishore Ajwani
  • Session - 2 |10:45AM

    Paul Krugman
    A View from Afar Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning Economist Q&A moderated by Latha Venkatesh, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18
  • Session - 3 |12.15 PM

    Ruchir Sharma
    India Rising: Is it? Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley in conversation with Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18
  • Session - 4 |2:15 PM

    Ranveer Singh
    India Uncut Ranveer Singh, Actor, in conversation with Rajeev Masand, Entertainment Editor, CNN-News18
  • Session - 5 |3:15 PM

    Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
    The Big Leap: Up and Ahead Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, in conversation with Sumit Awasthi, Deputy Managing Editor, News18 India
  • Session - 6 |3.40 PM

    Shyam Saran Nirupama Rao
    India and the World
    • Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary
    • Shaurya Doval, Director, India Foundation
    • Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary
    • Vijay Chauthaiwale, In- Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, BJP
    Moderated by Zakka Jacob, Deputy Executive Editor, CNN-News18
  • Session - 7 |4.45 PM

    Biplab Deb
    States of the Union North-East Reset Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in conversation with Bhupendra Chaubey, Executive Editor, CNN-News18 and Amish Devagan, Executive Editor, News18 India
  • Session - 7 |5.20 PM

    Captain Amarinder Singh
    States of the Union Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab in conversation with Vir Sanghvi, Consulting Editor, Network18
  • Session - 8 |5:50 PM

    Smriti Irani Prasoon Joshi
    Looking through the New India Lens Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification in conversation with Marya Shakil, Political Editor, CNN-News18
  • Session - 9 |6.40 PM

    Yogi Adityanath
    Special Interaction The Monk who Took on a New Mantle Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh (on OB) Moderated by Kishore Ajwani, Deputy Managing Editor, News18 India
  • Session - 10 |7:00 PM

    Nirmala Sitharaman
    Making It Happen In India NirmalaSitharaman, Defence Minister Q&A moderated by Zakka Jacob
  • Session - 11 |7.30 PM

    Kangana Ranaut
    The Making of a Star Kangana Ranaut, Actor, in conversation with Anuradha SenGupta, Consulting Editor, CNN-News18
Vote of Thanks
key speakers Leaders from across the globe
  • Narendra Modi
    Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India
  • Nirmala Sitharaman
    Nirmala SitharamanUnion Minister, Defence
  • Rajnath Singh
    Rajnath SinghUnion Home Minister
  • Nitin Gadkari
    Nitin GadkariMinister of Road Transport & Highways
  • Piyush Goyal
    Piyush GoyalMinister of Railways & Coal
  • Suresh Prabhu
    Suresh PrabhuMinister of Commerce & Industry and Minister of Civil Aviation
  • Smriti Irani
    Smriti IraniMinister of I&B and Minister of Textile
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
    Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreMoS (IC), Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Paul Krugman
    Paul KrugmanNobel Laureate Economist
  • Yogi Adityanath
    Yogi AdityanathChief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
  • Shivraj Singh Chauhan
    Shivraj Singh ChauhanChief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
  • Captain Amarinder Singh
    Captain Amarinder SinghChief Minister, Punjab
  • Ruchir Sharma
    Ruchir SharmaHead of Emerging Markets & Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley
  • Biplab Deb
    Biplab DebChief Minister, Tripura
  • Amitabh Kant
    Amitabh KantCEO, NITI Aayog
  • Anil Agarwal
    Anil AgarwalChairman, Vedanta Resources Plc
  • Rajnish Kumar
    Rajnish KumarChairman, State Bank of India
  • Deep Karla
    Deep KarlaChairman & Group CEO, Makemytrip
  • Sanjay Nayar
    Sanjay NayarCEO, KKR India
  • Vijay Chauthaiwale
    Vijay ChauthaiwaleIncharge Foreign Affairs Department, BJP
  • Nirupama Rao
    Nirupama RaoIndian Ambassador
  • Shyam Saran
    Shyam SaranIndian Diplomat
  • Prasoon Joshi
    Prasoon JoshiChairman, Central Board of Film Certification
  • Shaurya Doval
    Shaurya DovalDirector, India Foundation
  • Ranveer Singh
    Ranveer SinghActor
  • Kangana Ranaut
    Kangana RanautActor
Knowledge CentreStories of a Resurgent India
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