SMaRT Media Fest 2021

SMaRT Media Fest 2021: Eminent Speakers from different spectrums addressed the Event on the topics National Importance and Dharma for three days viz. 15th to 17th October 2021

Eminent Speakers from different spectrums addressed the Event on the topics National Importance and Dharma.

SMaRT Media Fest 2021 – SMaRT Awards: SMaRT is happy to announce SMaRT awards in various categories for its members.

Session Details

15th October 2021, Friday

SESSION 1

Plenary session

45 min., 4.00 PM to 4.45 PM

Topic: What should Media & Citizens do To expose Breaking Bharat forces – within and outside Bharat.

Speaker: Shri. Rajiv Malhotra

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Founder of Infinity Foundation, a non-profit based in Princeton, USA. Initially trained as a Physicist, and then as a Computer Scientist specializing in Artificial Intelligence in the 1970s to became an IT Entrepreneur. Rajiv serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts and is a Senior Advisor to the Indian think-tank, Defense Research and Studies. He is on the Advisory Board of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He has authored several best-selling books including Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Fault lines. His trail blazing work spans key areas including Indian Mind Sciences, Studies on Comparative Religions, Sanskritizing English, creation of new vocabulary for the dharmically minded.

Moderator: Rahul Roshan Ji, OpIndia

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CEO of OpIndia; Digital media, communication and strategy remain the primary areas of interest and expertise for Rahul Roshan. He also worked as a Journalist and Management consultant in various organisations, apart from being an Entrepreneur. He is also a respected member of SMaRT.

SESSION 2

Break out session

45 minutes, 5.00 PM

Topic: How to reform education system to create innovators, Entrepreneurs, ethical leaders

Speaker 1: Shri. Sushil D. Salwan

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Practicing at Supreme Court of India & other High Courts and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission; Former Additional Standing Counsel, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, High Court of Delhi from 2007 till 2015; Chairman, Salwan Education Trust, a philanthropic society; He has extensively handled cases pertaining to challenge to the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, Delhi School Education Act & Rules. He also renders advise to various Educational Institutions, Federations and Associations.

Speaker 2: Smt. Sahana Singh

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Author and commentator who writes on a variety of issues including water management, environment and Indian history. Her first book “The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning was Laid to Waste” has been appreciated for awakening Indians to the role played by India in spreading knowledge around the world. Her second book titled “Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India” has just been released in September 2021. Sahana ji’s articles have been published in Reader’s Digest, Washington Post, Discovery Channel Asia and other publications. She is on the board of many non profit organizations related to history, restoration of Samskara and also to the cause of helping Hindu refugees.

Moderator: Karthik Gopinath Ji, Ilaya Bharatham

Founder of Ilaya Bharatham Youtube Channel focused to bring out the real issues and talk about them with a fresh and pragmatic perspective. Political & Legal enthusiast; He is also a respected member of SMaRT.

SESSION 3

Break out session

45 minutes, 5.00 PM

Topic: Threats and Consequences of Changing Demographics – What can we do?

Speaker 1: Dr. J. K. Bajaj Ji

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Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, is Director, Centre for Policy Studies and currently Member, Third Backward Classes Commission (to examine subcategorisation of OBCs). He is interested in the history, sociology, economy and polity of India. The best known of Dr. Bajaj’s works is The Religious Demography of India, a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of the data on the changing religious profile of India. He is currently a member of the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the National Council of Rural Institutes. He has been member of the governing bodies of several apex institutions. He has been nominated a Member of the National Committee to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence.

Speaker 2: Shri. Mayank Jain Ji

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Passionate filmmaker of 25 years standing has made more than 50 films on a wide range of subjects which have received wide appreciation. He has worked in great detail on the issues of national security, agriculture, infrastructure, nutrition and health in his films. He has produced and directed television programmes on a wide range of topics. Produced an investigative 90-minute documentary on national security: ‘The Bangla Crescent – ISI, Madrasas & Infiltration’, which was released to the national press by senior IPS officers: Shri KPS Gill, Shri Prakash Singh and Shri RK Ohri in New Delhi in 2005. He scripted and directed a 10-episode series of health awareness documentaries titled ‘Death Warrant’ for Doordarshan. The episodes covered topics such as tobacco abuse, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, anxiety, HIV-AIDS, food adulteration, obesity, spurious medicines, electrical safety and quackery (2004).

Moderator: Surendranath Ji, Indic Academy

Columnist and speaker on various topics relating to India’s History and specifically the traditional knowledge systems. He is the Consulting Editor at Indic Today. Surendranath has run workshops on the 6 vedangas, written on issues of cultural encounters that India has had in the past several centuries. He is also a respected member of SMaRT.

16th October 2021, Saturday

SESSION 1

Plenary session

45 min., 4.00 PM to 4.45 PM

Topic: Inherent Bias in Films & Serials – Who are these people & How to stop.

Speaker 1: Prof. Dheeraj P. Sharma Ji

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Director, Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak & Professor at Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (on Lien). He has taught or presented research at several educational institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. He has over 150 articles published in most reputable international journals; authored 10 books in domain of business management, leadership, global business, talent management among others. He has been ranked in top 10 management researchers in India. Prof. Sharma servers as Director in IRCTC, Member on Standing Committee of UGC, for Specification of Degrees; served or/and continues to serve as a consultant to Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of Delhi, Government of Punjab, Government of Gujarat, and Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaker 2: Smt. Swati Goel Sharma

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Senior editor at Swarajya. Founder of Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation, Gems of Bollywood. Rich experience with leading print and digital publications.

SESSION 2

Break out session

45 minutes, 5.00 PM

Topic: What can India do to save Hindus globally & specifically in neighbouring countries.

Speaker: Dr. Omendra Ratnu

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From Jaipur is an ENT surgeon who runs his own hospital . He runs an NGO by the title of Nimittekam , with the main purpose of helping displaced Hindu refugees from Pakistan and integrating Dalit Sahodaras into Hindu mainstream . Issues of Hindu survival and conflict with violent faiths are his core concerns for which he roams around the world to raise funds and awareness . He is also a singer , composer , writer , Geeta communicator , and a ground activist for Hindu causes . He has written a small book on the genocide of Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs. Just finished penning a book on the great Maharanas of Mewar and their saga of 1000 years war with Islamic invaders.

Moderator: Surajit DasguptaJi, Sirf News

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Founder and editor-in-chief of Sirf News. Journalist; was associated with MyNation, Hindusthan Samachar, Swarajya, The Pioneer, The Statesman. He is also a respected member of SMaRT.

SESSION 3

Break out session

45 minutes, 5.00 PM

Topic: How to globalize Bhartiya Globalisation of Indian Culture for creating global impact

Speaker 1: Shri. Sanjay Anandaram

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Over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, investor and advisor-mentor, mostly in the technology industry. He sits on the boards of several public and private companies and is actively involved with several technology focused funds and startups. He is the co-founder of the non-profit Network of Indian Cultural Enterprises (NICEorg.in) that aims to build Brand India by enabling Indian cultural entrepreneurship, Executive Board member of Modular Open Source ID Platform (mosip.io), that is providing an open source foundational ID system to countries around the world. He is a Volunteer-Ambassador with Bengaluru based iSpirt, a not-for-profit technology “think and do” think tank that has contributed to the development of India’s digital stacks. He is a contributor to Swarajya magazine and writes and lectures extensively on innovation, entrepreneurship and the need to think differently for transforming our cultural offerings.

Speaker 2: Shri. Amish Tripathi

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Diplomat, Author and Columnist. He has taken over as the Director of The Nehru Centre in London in October 2019. Amish Ji has been listed among the 50 most powerful Indians by India Today magazine in 2019. Forbes India has regularly ranked Amish Ji among the top 100 most influential celebrities in India. He was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American program for outstanding leaders from around the world, in 2014. Amish Ji published his first book in 2010, and has written 9 books till date. His books have sold 5.5 million copies, and have been translated into 10 Indian and 9 international languages. Amish is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to writing.

Moderator: Ratan Sharda Ji

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Author & Columnist: Author, Columnist, renowned TV Panelist; Helped publish and edited 16 books on wide range of subjects; Awarded PhD on RSS; He is also a eminent Jury of SMaRT.

17th October 2021, Sunday

SESSION 1

Plenary session,

45 min., 4.00 PM to 4.45 PM

Topic: Agenda vs Facts: Gaining freedom from fake news

Speaker: Shri. Anuraag Saxena Ji

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Chartered Accountant from India and an MBA (Hons.) from USA, and lives in Singapore. He has been featured on BBC, Washington Post, The Diplomat, Doordarshan, Times of India, Sunday Guardian, Man’s World, SPAN and other international publications; and has spoken at Universities and Conferences across the world. He often insists that Indic causes need to move “from whining to winning”, and “from research to results”. He founded two efforts on this motto; ‘India Pride Project’ and ‘Data Reveals’ ; and both are yielding visible and measurable results.

Moderator: Vijay Chada Ji

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Author & Columnist. He is into technology, management professional and a data guru. He is also a eminent Jury of SMaRT.