Sri Sri, MJ Akbar, Pitroda to attend Foresight’14

Bhubaneswar: Policy think tanks will delve into several contemporary issues including industrialization and electoral system at OTV’s annual convention- ‘Foresight’ here today. The convention, now in its fourth year, will feature a galaxy of eminent speakers like Sam Pitroda, Praful Patel, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, MJ Akbar and SY Quraishi, among others.

The convention, now in its fourth year, is the most prestigious platform of the state where thought leaders from Media, Politics, Academics, Administration and Government come together to address the issues and share their ideas.

While Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation will speak on the “Future of Media”, Union Minister for Heavy Industries Praful Patel will put forward his views on “Interminable wait for mega projects in India: Roadmap for unblocking bottlenecks.”

On the occasion, eminent journalist MJ Akbar will share his ideas on “Role of personalities and ideologies in shaping up Indian Politics”.

Spiritual guru and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankr has given his consent to speak on the need for a code of ethics for spiritual gurus.

Former Chief election Commissioner SY Quarishi’s talk will focus on the NOTA option and its effect on electoral system.

The panel discussions will also feature a host of eminent personalities like Health Minister Dr Damodar Rout, BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan, Cinestar Anubhav and filmmaker Nila Madhav Panda.