Speeches (Text)

Text of Key Note Address - BRICS Conference on Participatory Local Budgeting (PLB) at Kochi, Kerala

3 November, 2016

My Speech at BRICS Conference on ‘Participatory Local Budgeting’ at Kochi on 3rd November 2016

At the outset, let me wholeheartedly welcome the coming together of BRICS nations for discussing a very important and relevant idea of democratic governance at the grassroots. Apart from economic issues, issues of civili

Let’s bridge the divide between ‘India’ and ‘Bharat’

27 October, 2016

My speech at Brand India Summit-2016 at Mumbai on 27th October 2016

The Hon’ble Member of Parliament (MP) brought his erudition and keen insight to the presentation. “The world today is perception-driven”, he said. He pointed out lucidly how “there are people who are not good but appear to be good; and

Speech- 20th Triennial Conference of Bangladesh Awami League at Dhaka

22 October, 2016

My speech at 20th Triennial Conference of Bangladesh Awami League at Dhaka on 22nd October 2016

Respected President of the National Council of the largest political party of Bangladesh, Awami League and honourable Prime Minister, daughter of Bangabandgu Jan Netri Shekh Hasina Ji, distinguished office bearers and leaders o

Country Reputation: Who’s In Charge of Communication, Identity, Trust?

March, 2016

My speech at the World Communication Forum (WCF) 2016, Davos, Switzerland  on March8, 2016.

Mr Gabor Hegyi, WCF Committee co-Chair, Founding Managing Director of Capital Communications Hungary and the session coordinator, distinguished fellow panelists Faith Muthambi, Minister of Communications of the Republic of Sou