Date: Jan 03, 2024 Time: 06:00 PM
Why Bharat Matters - A Conversation with Dr. S. Jaishankar

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The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is delighted to invite you to the launch of the book “Why Bharat Matters” by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs, India. 

About the Book: This is not just a tough world but also a turbulent and unpredictable one. It is marked by the impact of COVID, conflicts in Ukraine and West Asia, climate events, radicalisation and terrorism. There is complex geopolitics at work, such as the rise of China, the changed posture of the United States, the strategy of Russia, the impact of globalisation and the power of new technologies.

India seeks to navigate these stormy seas without diluting its focus on becoming a leading power. As a Vishwa Mitra, it seeks the wellbeing of the Global South and contribute to global good. India is more salient in global calculations and stands ready to embrace coming responsibilities and opportunities. Entering the Amrit Kaal, it visualises an era of growth and development while staying true to its tradition and heritage.

In Why Bharat Matters, S. Jaishankar argues that while rising powers seek stability most of all, India must plan to rise amidst serious unpredictability. This process is also exceptional as it represents the rejuvenation of a civilizational state. Simultaneously, he also explains why foreign policy in a globalized world matters increasingly to all citizens in their daily lives. Presenting his perspectives through the lens of the epic Ramayana, the author offers a novel approach to contemporary situations.

This book is a must-read for every Indian to understand and seriously reflect on the reality of our times that is becoming clearer with each passing day - that India maters because it is Bharat.


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Programme

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18:00 - 18:45 (IST)

Registration and Reception

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18:45 - 18:50 (IST)

Welcome Remarks by ORF

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18:50 - 18:55 (IST)

Publishers Remarks

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18:55 - 19:00 (IST)

Family Photo & Launch Video of “Why Bharat Matters”

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19:00 - 19:10 (IST)

Author’s Address

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs, India

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19:10 - 19:40 (IST)

In-conversation Session:

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs, India in-conversation with Samir Saran, President, ORF

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19:40 - 19:55 (IST)

Q&A

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19:55 - 20:00 (IST)

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

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20:00 - 21:30 (IST)

Dinner