Tomorrow's India Global Summit: Thinking of a Better India, Better Future

Have you ever been to a summit which sparks your imagination, inspires empathy, celebrates art, culture, and history, bridges the familiar with the unfamiliar, promotes business ideas, empowers knowledge, and enlivens young intellectual minds? Basically, a summit that encourages you to think for a ‘Better India, Better Future’.


The third edition of Tomorrow's India Global Summit in New Delhi brought together likeminded folks from different walks of life on a common platform, with the intent to dialogue and discuss 20 key issues of national interest that would help to engage and drive change for a better tomorrow. The first of its kind event took place on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.

Gitikka Ganju Dhar - MC for the event

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Tomorrow's India Global Summit provides a platform for knowledge sharing – with experts from the fields of technology, Indian cinema, human rights, philanthropy, etc. sharing their vision for tomorrow.

H.P. Singh, MD & Founder of Tomorrow's India Global Summit, with his team

This year, the one-day global summit was graced by 40 experts from the fields of economy, science and technology, cinema, human rights, law, sports and culture, journalism, food, farming, philanthropy, and so on.

The opening ceremony was marked by a fitting tribute to India, through the depiction of Vande Mataram by Sarvam Patel, a sand artist. India is the largest democracy in the world today with a seamless picture of unity in diversity unparalleled anywhere else.

Vande Mataram by Sand Artist Sarvam Patel

The grand event was inaugurated with the auspicious lighting of the lamp and few words of appreciation by Satyadev Pachauri, an Indian politician, and Minister of Khadi, Village Industries, Sericulture, Textile, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Export Promotion in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Satyadev Pachauri

Among the other eminent speakers were:
  • Arun Shourie – Indian economist, journalist, author and politician
Arun Shourie shared his opinion on 'A Better World: We the people'
"Though a leader can make a big difference, the real strength of a society lies in its institutions. The institutions which are formed by its people, who are willing to lead a change. The role of the state in people's lives should be reduced, so that the innate creativity of the people is enhanced." - Arun Shourie
Rama Subramaniam Gandhi shared his opinion on 'Indian FY 18 Growth: A Tailspin?'
  • Chetan Bhagat – Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality, and motivational speaker
Chetan Bhagat shared his opinion on 'Finding the right word - Bookipedia or Wikipedia?'
"Embracing the Indian in you will help build a better Tomorrow's India." - Chetan Bhagat
  • Harish Iyer – Activist for several causes, including promoting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, children, women, animals, and survivors of child sexual abuse
Harish Iyer shared his opinion on 'LGBT Rights and Same-Sex Marriage: Gay Community vs Our Society'
Ripu Daman Handa shared his opinion on 'Turn Up The Heat: The Next Chapter In Indian Food World'
  • Varun Grover - Indian standup comedian, screenwriter, and lyricist
Varun Grover shared his opinion on 'Indian Stereotypes from Sone Ki Chhidiya after 70 years'
Rajdeep Sardesai shared his opinion on 'Freedom of Speech in Democratic India'
  • Renuka Singh – Indian Author and Associate Professor at JNU
Renuka Singh shared her opinion on 'Buddhism: A Perfect Mix for The Young & The Free Minds'
Tenzing Bodosa shared his opinion on 'Our Alluring Farming Roots & A Farmer's Table'
"If you respect nature, nature will respect you. It's that simple." - Tensing Bodosa
Jatin Verma shared his opinion on 'Baby Unicorns: The Big Next'
"Comic Con India is a passion driven event. It's not only restricted to comics but goes way beyond." - Jatin Varma
  • Deepa Malik – The first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Rio Paralympics in the shot put
Deepa Malik shared her opinion on 'Does Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining?'
‪"Without legs, I made footprints. I accepted change to build a new tomorrow." - Deepa Malik
Many Bollywood celebrities - like Rajat KapoorNandita Das, and Kalki Koechlin - joined the cause and made their presence felt at this year's summit.

Rajat Kapoor shared his opinion on 'Short Films: The Real Fun In Making One Despite Defying Trends'

Nandita Das shared her opinion on 'Charity, Philanthropy or Anything In-Between'

Kalki Koechlin shared her opinion on 'Women Empowerment Starts With Men'
"The mentality of the culture needs to change. We need to focus on educating the boy child." - Kalki Koechlin
The hard-hitting talk of the day - which silenced the auditorium and had everyone's undivided attention - was delivered by Laxmi Agrawal, an acid attack survivor who spoke for the rights of acid attack victims. Laxmi is a TV host and Indian campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks.

Laxmi Agrawal

The following women achievers were felicitated at the summit:
Powerful Category: A Ride Towards Impossible Pathway

Overall, the summit showcased the diverse social fabric of our country and brought the smartest ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups, innovation hubs, accelerators and SMEs together with governments, policymakers, industry leaders, consultants and experts in a new format.