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HON’BLE VC PROF. SUNAINA SINGH CHAIRS SESSION ON ‘STRENGTHENING SOCIO-CULTURAL LINKS AT THE TENTH EDITION OF DELHI DIALOGUE

July 21, 2018

The Tenth Edition of the Delhi Dialogue was held in Delhi on 19th and 20th July 2018. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunaina Singh chaired the Plenary Session on ‘Strengthening Socio-Cultural Links’ which featured Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri MJ Akbar as the Keynote speaker and a special address by Member of Parliament and President of ICCR, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabudde. Other prominent speakers included Dr Thant Myint U, Chairman, Yangon Heritage Trust, Yangon; Mr Rajesh Purohit, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata; Prof. Bernadette G.L. Abrera, Dean, University of the Philippines in Diliman and Prof. Sabuj Koli Sen, Vice-Chancellor, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan. The dialogue is an important platform for engagement with ASEAN which acts as the fulcrum of India’s ACT East Policy on political, security and economic issues. Minister for External Affairs, Smt Sushma Swaraj chaired the Ministerial session.

The 10th Edition of the Delhi Dialogue was held in furtherance of the vision of the leaders of ASEAN and India on the maritime affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) with the theme, “Strengthening India- ASEAN Maritime Advantage”. Delhi Dialogue is an annual forum for discussing politico-security, economic and socio-cultural issues between ASEAN and India. Since 2009, when the conference was first held, Delhi Dialogue has emerged as an important forum at which political leaders, policy makers, researchers, academicians, business leaders and media persons converge for brainstorming on a range of issues pertaining to ASEAN-India relations.

Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunaina Singh Chairing the Plenary session seen here with Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs Shri MJ Akbar and  President of ICCR Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunaina Singh, chaired the Plenary session where Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs Shri MJ Akbar and President of ICCR Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe were eminent speakers on Socio-Cultural Links.

Eminent members in the audience including Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (GoI), Ms. Preeti Saran seated next to Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunaina Singh

Eminent members in the audience including Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (GoI), Ms. Preeti Saran seated next to Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunaina Singh

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Participants of the Plenary Session on 'Strengthening Socio-Cultural Links' from left - Prof. Bernadette GL Abrera, Dean, University of Phillipines in Diliman; Dr. Thant Myint U,Chairman, Yangon Heritage Trust, Yangon; Mr. Rajesh Purohit, Director Indian Museum,Kolkata; Shri MJ Akbar, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Prof. Sunaina Singh, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University; Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President ICCR and Prof. Sabuj Koli Sen, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor,Viswa-Bharati University, Shantiniketan.

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