The National Innovation Council invites you to ‘Join the conversation’, with Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister and Nandita Das, eminent film director and actress, on 24th November from 3 PM - 430 PM IST. The initiative will provide a platform for open conversations between change makers and the youth of the country on diverse subject areas. 'Join the Conversation' initiative will attempt to change the current conversation among youth & create open spaces for debate & dialogue.
Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policy maker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur who has spent over four decades in Information and Communications Technology and related human and national development initiatives. Known as the Father of the Telecom Revolution, Mr. Pitroda is currently Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations. He is also the Chairman of the National Innovation Council (NInC) which is working on several initiatives to boost innovation performance in the country.
Nandita Das is known to world audiences for her critically acclaimed performances as an actor in films such as 'Fire', 'Earth', 'Bawander', 'Before the Rains'. As a director, she is known for her directorial debut Firaaq (2008), which has won a number of national and international awards. Ms. Das is known never to shy away from controversial issues and unconventional roles and has chosen to be part of stories which she believes in, and, in her words, that need to be told.