The Nobel Laureate was speaking at ABP Network’s inaugural ‘Ideas of India’ summit

One idea that would again propel India to its erstwhile position of a ‘golden bird’ is that every child in this country can be fearless with complete freedom and that every child gets the same education that children of top industrialists or top political leaders do.

The Nobel Laureate was speaking at ABP Network’s inaugural ‘Ideas of India’ summit that has brought together the brightest brains from diverse sectors to discuss India’s 75-year journey, its present status, and the way ahead. ABP Network is the leading multi-language news channel reaching 535 million individuals in India.

At a session titled, ‘The Humanity Index – Surakshit Bachhpan, Surakshit Bharat’, Dr, Satyarthi said: “Imagine a girl child belonging to one of the poor families from our country’s hinterlands, who is vulnerable to sexual predators or trafficking. Can we put all our efforts together to bring some cheer in her life? Then, India will be truly considered sone ki chidiya or golden bird.”

Earlier, ABP Network CEO Avinash Pandey, in his welcome address, said: “ABP Network is proud to present the inaugural edition of Ideas of India summit. It is the most elaborate and diverse platform to discuss India’s journey of 75 years as an independent nation, our present challenges, and future opportunities as we grow as a nation in the changing world order. The five main topics of discussion will be Nationalism vs Globalism, Algorithm vs Human intelligence, Sustainable development vs Consumerism, Digital dictatorship vs Digital democratisation, and History of India. I am thankful that the brightest and most successful Indians of our age across sectors have joined us at the summit.”

ABP Network’s Ideas of India summit is hosting leaders, visionary businessmen, cultural icons, and civil society pioneers, who will be discussing wide-ranging ideas over 25 sessions, spanning more than 20 hours. The speakers include Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Shiv Sena leader & Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Former Deputy Vice-Chairperson of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Aditya Birla Education Trust Founder & Chairperson Neerja Birla, Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy, Managing Director & CEO of Mahindra Group Dr. Anish Shah, Innovator & Educationist Sonam Wangchuk, Actors Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan and Taapsee Pannu, Singer Usha Uthup, Film Directors Ramesh Sippy, Karan Johar and Kabir Khan, lawyers Indira Jaising and Harish Salve, Motivational Speaker Gaur Gopal Das, renowned journalist Fareed Zakaria, and Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar.

ABP Network’s Ideas of India has opened the stage for leaders across the spectrum to discuss the empathy Index, the impact of technology on our lives, sustainable development, the pursuit of happiness, the possibility of a $5 trillion economy, a new governance agenda, the spirit of entrepreneurship, the freedom paradigm, the emergence of the Alpha woman, the brand ‘Made in India’, the importance of mental wellbeing, and most importantly, India’s place in the changing world order.

The summit is presented by Wild Stone, associate partner Nerolac Paints, wellness partner Himalaya and state partner Government of Chhattisgarh.