Sunday, June 19, 2011

JRD Tata Memorial Lecture 2011 by Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla on 11 August 2011

JRD Tata Memorial Lecture 2011
Speaker: Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla
11 August 2011
Organized by ASSOCHAM, New Delhi

JRD Tata exemplifies a 'Renaissance Man' in today's context, whose ideology drastically transformed the Indian industrial landscape. The contribution of JRD spans across many sectors of the Indian economy particularly Science & Technology, Aviation, Automobile Manufacturing, Chemical industry and Corporate Governance to mention a few. To commemorate and honour JRD's unparalleled contribution to the Indian industry, ASSOCHAM instituted an annual lecture series titled 'JRD Tata Memorial Lecture' in 1998. The lecture has been focusing on topical issues in the Indian socio-economic milieu and is delivered by renowned personalities in their respective fields.

The last year's Lecture, Thirteenth in the series, was delivered by Dean Nitin Nohria, Harvard Business School, USA. The earlier distinguished eminent speakers have been Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India; Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then Hon'ble President of India; Shri P. Chidambaram; Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Shri Somnath Chatterjee; Shri M. Damodaran; Late Shri. P.V.Narasimha Rao; Shri Azim H. Premji; Shri N.R. Narayanamurthy; Dr. K Kasturirangan; Prof. M.S. Swaminathan and Dr. C. Rangarajan.

ASSOCHAM is happy to mention that Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group has kindly agreed to deliver this year's Lecture on 11th August 2011 at New Delhi. To make this event a grand success, a Steering Committee has also been formed under the guidance of Mr. Dilip Modi, President, ASSOCHAM as Chairman and Dr. J.J. Irani, Director, Tata Sons Limited as Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee.

On this occasion, ASSOCHAM would be bringing out a prestigious Special Publication containing articles by eminent citizens, acknowledged leaders and experts in their own fields. Broadly, the authors will cover the entire gamut of opportunities and critical challenges that confront the Indian economy and recommend policy prescriptions to achieve the stated goals. The Special Publication being brought on the above occasion will be widely circulated and released by the Chief Guest.

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