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Smart Village Conclave 2018

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Day 3: 25 May 2018
Time Conference Room A
1000-1130 hrs

Smart Village Conclave

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and Tea

10.00 – 11.00hrs
Opening Session: Making of Smart Villages for a Sustainable Future

Welcome Address: Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India

Special Address by:
• Sh. Shekhar Dutt Vice President, IIPA, SM, IAS (Retd.) Former Governor of Chattisgarh
• Dr. T. Chatterjee IAS (Retd.), Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration
• Dr. N.C Saxena, Advisor, UNDP; Former Secretary- Planning Commission

Keynote Address by: Sh. Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GoI*

Chief Guest Address: Hon’ble Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines, GoI*

Concluding Remarks: Dr. Shashank Ojha, Task Team Leader,Transport and Digital Development Practice, The World Bank, India*

11.00 – 12:00hrs
Session II: Overview and Current Scenario of Villages

Chair: Dr. (Ms.) Vinita Sharma Former Head, Science for Equity Empowerment and Development(SEED) DST, Technology Bhawan, India

Keynote Address: Smt. Mona Khandhar, Principal Secretary -Rural Development, Govt. of Gujarat, India*

Special Address: To be decided

• Prof. P.K Chaubey, Director, Institute of Management Science, Lucknow University, India*
• Mr. Amitava Ghosh, Founder of KALAMANDIR – CCAF, Jamshedpur Area, India Arts and Crafts
• Mr. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India*
• Prof. (Ms.) Padma Vasudevan Sr. Professor (Retd.) Centre for Rural Development and Technology, IIT-D

Sarpanch Speaks:

• Ms Mona Kourav, Sarpanch Saduparna Village (MP)
• Dr. Vishnu Rajgadia, Director, Jharkhand Foundation
• Shri Gaurav Shrivastav, Sarpanch Barod Village

12:00-1215hrs: Networking Break

12.15 – 13.15hrs
Session III: Grassroots Participation and Transformation villages using Technology

Chair: Dr. Charru Malhotra, Associate Professor ( e-Governance and ICT), Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi

• Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi IAS, Director General of Chhattisgarh Administration Academy, Raipur
• Prof. ( Ms.) Ramanjit Kaur Johal, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Public Administration Associate Director, Research Promotion Cell, Vice-Chancellor's Office
• Mr. Amitabh Ranjan, Coordinator-Computer, Centre, Indian Institute of Public Administratiion, India

Sarpanch Speaks:
• Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Mukhiya, Bundu Panchayat
• Shri Ajay Singh Yadav, Sarpanch, Dharnai Village (Dist Jehanabad)

13.15 – 14.15
Session IV: Empowering the Villagers

Chair: Prof. V.K.Shara Professor, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India

• Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India*
• Mr. Manik M. Jolly, CEO, GRID, India
• Mr. Osama Manzar, Founder &Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation*
• Prof. (Ms.) Sushma Yadav, Professor, Public Policy and Governance, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India
• Speaker from Sun Moksh

Sarpanch Speaks:
• Ritu Pandram, Sarpanch, Sarbahara (Bilaspur)
• Smriti Singh, Pardhan , Ballia (UP)

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