Theme: New India- Turning to Roots, Rising to Heights
The civilization of Bharat is resilient. The cradle of multiple religions, birth-place of hundreds of languages, art forms, and traditions – for as long as history remembers – India has pioneered both spiritual and scientific enquiry. Her values are rooted in ancient Indian Cultural ethos but her approach accommodates the dynamic global challenges with changing times. Despite centuries of invasions and cultural vandalism, the people of India have never deterred from fighting back and asserting their identity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his addresses said that the year 2022 marks 75 years of our independence and for creating ‘Sapno Ka Bharat’ or ‘Bharat of our Dreams’ by this year, 1.3 billion Indians have to be equal stakeholders in the movement for development. Just like our democracy, the grand adventure of building a New India demands the participation of each and every Indian. The democratic process today is not merely limited to voting and winning elections but is also a reflection of our citizens’ enthusiasm towards nation-building. We cannot aspire to build a New India that is disconnected from our ancient values and traditions. The deliberation over two and a half days will see public intellectuals from across the world engaging with each other, and discuss the theme ‘New India-Turning to Roots, Rising to Heights’.