India Center (IC) Organizes ‘India-Japan Conclave’ 2014: “Two Nations, One Goal”
September 3, 2014 - New Delhi, Delhi, India And Tokyo, Japan
The conclave was attended by nearly 1000 key dignitaries from policy as well as a wide spectrum of business undertakings which included infrastructure,technology, healthcare, financial institutions and media from both countries. The conclave was based and focused on new socio-economic framework which will be built around energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and sustainability (EES).
Renowned speakers at the conclave included Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman, India Center, Mr. Toshihiro Nikai, Chairman- Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council, Mr. Yoshio Nakamura, Advisor to Japanese PM’s Cabinet, Former DG-Keidanren, Mr. Yoshimi Ishikawa, Director General, India Center, Mr. N.K. Singh, Former Member of Parliament- Rajya Sabha- India, Dr. B. Ravi Pillai, Chairman and CEO- R.P. Group of Companies , Dr. P.S. Rana- Former Chairman- HUDCO and Mr. Yoshiki Otake, Founder of Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Co.). Delegates on hearing the views of Indian and Japanese speakers were optimistic about scripting a new chapter in building strong bonds between India & Japan based on their work and mutual cooperation. Mr. Gautam Adani, Chairman and Founder, Adani Group was also present on the occasion.
Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman, India Center (IC) addressing the delegates said, “India Center has adopted new and unique initiatives which are supported and encouraged by top policy makers, business and opinion leaders from India and Japan. The India Japan Global Development Framework (IJDF) advocates that India Japan along with its global partners, could pool their respective strengths and contribute to progress, stability and economic vitality in a rapidly changing world”.
Based on the success of the India-Japan Conclave 2014, India Center (IC) will structure and organize second India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) in 2015. It is considered as a historical initiative which has opened a new chapter in India-Japan relations. India Center has been actively formulating large-scale initiatives within the framework of IJGP.
Most recently, India Center's proposal of partnership between the culturally rich cities of Varanasi and Kyoto was accepted and adopted by both the governments. Kyoto is expected to play a vital role in Varanasi's journey to be transformed into a Smart Heritage City. The partnership is expected to focus on urban development in addition to tourism, arts, culture, heritage preservation and education.
Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the conclave sent his regrets through the Joint Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Mr. AK Sharma. Mr. Sharma said : "The hon. prime minister remains committed to the vision of India- Japan global partnership and acknowledges and appreciates India Center's long- standing contribution. However, due to unforeseen change in schedule, the Prime Minister could not attend. He sends his best wishes to India Center and distinguished guests at the conclave."
About India Center
India Center is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization working as a catalyst for a stronger India-Japan partnership through its initiative- India-Japan Global Partnership (IJGP.).India-Japan Global Partnership’ is a mutually beneficial partnership where India and Japan, work together not only to benefit the national interests of eaer ch other but also Asia and rest of the world. The resultant India-Japan Development Framework (IJDF) is a new socio-economic development framework that is based on Energy efficiency, Environmental responsibility and Sustainability (EES.).IJDF has given rise to mega-initiatives like Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Smart Knowledge and Agriculture Corridor (SKAC), Trans-Asian Buddhist Circuit (TABC), India-Japan Cooperation on Healthcare (IJCH), Energy-Security Solutions (ESS) and many more.
For more information visit: http://www.indiacenterfoundation.org/
Photo caption: Mr. Vibhav Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman, India Center (third from left) with Mr. Toshihiro Nikai, Chairman- Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council (in the middle).
Source: Business Wire India