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Sonia Gandhi to speak at India Today Conclave 2018 in Mumbai

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National, March 05, 2018

Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance, will be speaking at a special session at the 17th edition of INDIA TODAY CONCLAVE to be held in Mumbai on 9th and 10 March, 2018. This will be the second time she will be speaking at the Conclave after her presence in 2004. She is expected to share her views on the theme for this year's edition - 'The Great Churn. Triumphs and Tribulations'.

She will be an illustrious addition to a galaxy of thought leaders who will be converging on the Conclave from across the globe.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group and Conclave Director, said, "We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Sonia Gandhi to the Conclave this year in Mumbai. She has travelled a long way since the last time she came to the India Today Conclave 14 years ago. Stronger, wiser, she has had a ringside view of our country and will be a delight to listen to."

Themed The Great Churn - Trials and Tribulations, the conclave will witness powerful political leaders like former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; senior Cabinet ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan; chief ministers of Punjab and Rajasthan Captain Amarinder Singh and Vasundhara Raje respectively; TMC MP Derek O' Brien; youth leaders Tejaswi Yadav and Hardik Patel, among others. The Conclave will also witness one of the world's most dynamic intellects currently, bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari, and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard who is said to have the secret formula for happiness. Joining them will be Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak, former Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Reliance Foundation Chairperson and Founder Nita Ambani. The two day mega-event will also witness high-octane glamour with Bollywood's favourite Kapoor sisters--Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

India Today Conclave is a unique platform where the sharpest minds from across the globe converge at a forum to discuss and debate issues from around the world. This will be the second year that the India Today Group's signature event will be held in Mumbai on 9th and 10th March 2018. The Great Churn, the theme of the India Today Conclave this year, figures a way out as the world tilts on its axis.

The list of distinguished speakers at this year's edition include the below;
1. Ajinkya Rahane, Vice-Captain, Indian National Team (Test format)
2. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (he is session chairperson)
3. Arvind Panagariya, Economist, Former Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog
4. Asaduddin Owaisi, President, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
5. Ash Jhaveri, Vice President - Business Development, Facebook
6. Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab
7. Carlo Ratti, Architect
8. Derek O'Brien, Member of Parliament
9. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
10. Dr. A. M. Singhvi, M.P, National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress & Eminent Jurist
11. Dr. Harald Stossier, Founder, VIVAMAYR and Modern Mayr Medicine
12. Dr. Marian Alonzo, MD, Medical Chief, The Farm at San Benito
13. Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, Professor, Duke University Health System and Member, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
14. Dr. Sudhindra Uppoor, B. A. M.S., MD (AYURVEDA)
15. Hardik Patel, Socio-Political Activist
16. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of States
17. Indira Jaising, Senior Lawyer, Supreme Court
18. James Farrell, Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, Asia-Pacific
19. K. T. Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (Government of Telangana)
20. Kamal Haasan, Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Playback Singer, Lyricist and Politician
21. Kanhaiya Kumar, Former President ,Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union
22. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Actor
23. Karisma Kapoor, Actor
24. Kidambi Srikanth, Badminton Player
25. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Former CEO, Infosys
26. Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist Monk
27. Meera Sanyal, Former CEO & Chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland in India
28. Mohan Guruswamy, Head, Centre for Policy Alternatives
29. Naeem Khan, Designer
30. Nita Ambani, Chairperson and Founder, Reliance Foundation
31. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India
32. P. V. Sindhu, Olympic Silver Medalist
33. Pinky Anand, Additional Solicitor General of India
34. Prithvi Shaw, Captain, World Champion India U-19 cricket team
35. Priyank M Kharge, Minister of State for IT & Tourism, Karnataka
36. Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton team
37. Rahul Johri, CEO, BCCI
38. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK and Chairman, YES Global Institute
39. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Incharge, Communication, AICC
40. Rohan Joshi, AIB
41. Rupi Kaur, Poet
42. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Designer
43. Sachin Pilot, President, Rajasthan Congress, Former Union Minister
44. Shehla Rashid, Former Vice President, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union
45. Sourav Ganguly, Former Captain, Indian Cricket Team
46. Tanmay Bhat, AIB
47. Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of the Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly
48. Tim Leslie, Vice President, Amazon Prime Video, International
49. Uday Kotak, Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
50. Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister, Rajasthan
51. Vinay Katiyar, Founder-President, Bajrang Dal
52. Yuval Noah Harari, Author of Homo Deus and Sapiens

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Dimple Jain