Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Samrat Chowdhery appointed as INNCO President

India’s eminent harm reduction advocate Samrat Chowdhery has been appointed as the President of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations (INNCO), a global body of 34 national advocacy groups which has been recognized with UN observer status.

INNCO represents consumers of low-risk, alternative nicotine products, and promotes tobacco harm reduction (THR) at the global stage. The organization actively works on engaging consumers in the global THR discussions. In the process, it develops and strengthens member organizations of the community.
Talking about his new responsibility, Chowdhery said, “While harm reduction is a well-accepted intervention strategy in many fields, from addiction treatment to pandemic response, it is finding uncharacteristic opposition in tobacco use, which kills 8 million people every year. Our goal is to ensure consumers have a say in the framing of global tobacco policies as they are affected the most by them.”
Chowdhery, a former journalist, has been spearheading THR activities and campaigns in India as the founder of CHRA (Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives) and director of Association of Vapers India (AVI). CHRA and AVI have been advocating for risk reduction in tobacco use since 2016, stating that access to less harmful alternatives such as vaping, snus and heated tobacco can help mitigate the high tobacco burden in India.
Chowdhery was honored with the 'Advocate of the Year' award at the Global Forum for Nicotine (GFN) in Warsaw in June 2018. He has been invited to various international forums to speak on strategies to deal with the tobacco crisis. He was nominated to the governing board of INNCO two years ago.
INNCO was formed in 2016 when a consumer advocacy groups from across the world came together with the mission of representing the world’s 1.1 billion smokers and millions of users of lower-risk alternatives who often find themselves excluded from decisions that affect them severely. Since then, INNCO has made numerous representations at WHO and national levels, and has secured nearly a $1 million grant for 2020-21 for its advocacy work.
 The other appointments made by INNCO include Ángeles Muntadas-Prim Lafita of Spain as Vice President, Rob de Lange of Netherlands as Secretary and Ingmar Kurg of Estonia as Treasurer.
Apart from the office bearers, Asa Saligupta from Thailand, Tomas O'Gorman from Mexico and Claude Bramberger from France have been added to the governing body.


Mr. V. Suryanarayanan takes over as the Managing Director
Mumbai, June 30th 2020: Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd., today, has announced the retirement of Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam as the Managing Director and Mr. V. Suryanarayanan, currently President and COO, will take over as the Managing Director of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd., effective 1st July 2020.
Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam retires as Managing Director of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd. on 30th June 2020 after a long and distinguished career spanning an incredible 41 years.  He joined the Murugappa Group in 1979 as a Management Trainee at TI Cycles and served in various capacities in the finance and marketing functions across TI Cycles, TI Miller and TPI till 1998, when he was made the General Manager -Tubes.
Consequent to the retirement of Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam, Mr. V Suryanarayanan, currently President and COO will take over as the Managing Director of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd., effective 1st July 2020.
Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam leaves behind a company with a strong and capable team that is trusted by customers and respected by peers in the industry and is well positioned for further growth.
About Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam -
He is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, has been in the financial services sector of the Murugappa Group for the past 24 years of which the first 10 years were in Cholamandalam Investments and Finance post which he moved over to Chola MS in 2006 as CFO and has since then held other positions of Head of Claims, Underwriting, Reinsurance etc., and became the President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. He combines rich experience in retail financial services, a deep understanding of general insurance and a prudent approach to balancing risk with growth. 
In these twelve years with Mr. S. S. Gopalarathnam as CEO, Chola MS has grown from Rs.350 crores to nearly Rs.4400 crores of GWP. Leading from the front, he has overseen the launch of several pioneering initiatives, built an excellent rapport with our Joint Venture partners, MSI and harnessed the best of their worldwide experience for the development of Chola MS.  He has actively contributed to addressing pan-industry issues like Motor Pool, Third Party Pricing, Road Safety Bill, Solvency & Accounting Issues, Distribution Reforms, Taxation, Product Reforms, and Pricing.
About Chola MS:
Chola MS General Insurance Company Limited is a Joint Venture between the Murugappa Group and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, Japan.
Chola MS offers a wide range of insurance products that include Motor, Health, Property, Accident, Engineering, Liability, Marine, Travel and Crop insurance for individuals and corporates. In FY 2019-20, the company achieved a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of INR 43,982 million. Chola MS currently has 135 branches and over 40,000 intermediaries across the country.
Chola MS champions a brand philosophy called T3, which stands for Trust, Transparency and Technology. It has also been consistently recognised and awarded by the Government of India, international entities and ratings agencies for its insurance service and delivery innovations.
Visit www.cholainsurance.com for more information about the company and its products.

Acer India appoints Sudhir Goel as the Chief Business Officer

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Sudhir Goel will now head Acer’s consumer & commercial business group for India and Bangladesh

Mumbai, June 30, 2020: Acer India, the global PC brand, has appointed Sudhir Goel as their Chief Business Officer. Sudhir has been associated with Acer India since 1999 handling various leadership roles spanning product engineering, manufacturing, support, supply chain and recently as the head of commercial business group. In his new role as Chief Business Officer, Sudhir will be responsible for leading both the commercial and consumer business of the company in India and Bangladesh.

With over 35 years of experience, Sudhir brings in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role in Acer India. He was instrumental in establishing Acer India’s manufacturing facility at Pondicherry. He later took on the portfolio of Chief Supply Chain officer, handling complete supply chain - operations, procurement, material planning and manufacturing functions. In addition, he assisted Sales and Marketing in strategic calls on all large deals. Before this role, he was responsible for Acer India’s commercial business group handling PnL, product strategy, alliance relationships and establishing leadership position in multiple categories. He was also in charge of the company’s product solution development in Asia Pacific countries.

Harish Kohli, President, and Managing Director, Acer India said, “Under the leadership of Sudhir Goel, Acer India has successfully excelled in an intensely competitive environment and gained substantial impetus in Indian commercial PC market. Sudhir brings in excellent prerequisites to navigate Acer India in a challenging business situation and we are confident that his strategic thinking, experience, and ability to drive people will navigate the organization to even greater success in the future.” 

Commenting on appointment as Chief Business Officer of Acer India Mr. Sudhir Goel said, “I am honored to be appointed Chief Business Officer and excited to lead Acer's Commercial and Consumer business with support from our executive leadership team, as our company shapes the future of our industry. And now with the new normal where we are seeing a paradigm shift in consumer behavior, it is times like these when being effective, innovative and intuitive really makes a difference and I am looking forward to successfully lead both the business groups."

Before joining Acer India, Sudhir started his career in 1985 with DCM Data Products as a Design Engineer and later joined Compaq as National Tech Support Manager for two years. He has done his engineering degree from BITS Pilani and did his MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He is fond of reading both fiction and non-fiction and loves to watch movies in his spare time.

About Acer
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.



30th June 2020, Mumbai: Coronavirus threatens to become the worst pandemic the world has seen in centuries and has brought a sudden change in the working lives for humans which is being witnessed by the whole world.  Prognosticators, talking heads, politicians, and alarmists around the globe threaten to start a panic of infinite proportions but “a positive vision of the future is a great inspiration for a beautiful life” is how Dr. Singh tries to display his perspective at the current situation of Covid-19 through his book.
‘Coronavirus- Opportunity through Adversity’ is a book dedicated to all of those who are away from their homes and families to serve mankind and to the seafarers’ by Dr. Binay Singh. The book offers a different perspective, one of inner peace, the power of prayer, and the promise of a bright future ahead of all who work day and night to serve mankind and are currently on their ships carrying essential cargoes which are needed in various countries now more than ever. This book on the novel coronavirus is very timely along with an objective to keep the seafarers’ community motivated and focused on looking at the possibilities, and preparing for new opportunities in this period of despair.  The book not only tells you how to survive COVID-19 and the mandates being handed down by governments around the world, but how to see the good in everything and fill your days with peace and prosperity.
Dr. Singh, The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Singh Marine Management Ltd. and a recognised Global expert in growing the Ukrainian Seafarers came from India to pursue a degree in Marine Navigation at Odessa State Maritime Academy (OSMA) and found his home in Ukraine. Initially working with some of the manning companies Dr. Singh eventually started Singh Marine Management Ltd. in 2003. With his team of crewing officers and executives his company serves over 20 International companies and represents their manning interest in Ukraine. Dr. Singh is not only an author but also an entrepreneur and a public speaker. Some of his achievements where he has been awarded for “The Most Charismatic personality of the year” by Sailor Today and 18th Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards for “Seafarer welfare” reflects his dedication towards work and passion towards seafarer’s community and their families. To name a few he has also authored The Art of Maritime Manning: My InsightsCoronavirus: Opportunity through AdversityEmpathy is far more valuable than diamonds” and others. The success behind his growth is his very simple mantra that he follows by “Treat people as you like to be treated.
Dr. Binay Singh will soon be releasing a book titled “International Guide for Seafarers” that compares and contrasts various groups of seafarers to give an insight into who they are and how they follow orders since the seafarers of each country brings a different set of beliefs, cultures, personalities and mannerism. The books also focus on various aspects and traits of seafarers and whether they make good leaders or not. 

Release Type: eBook
Price: USD 1.99/-
Binding: Not applicable for eBook
Genre: Non -fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Motivational, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Self-Help
Page Extent: 100 (inside) + 4 (cover)
Pub Date: April 2020
Territory: Worldwide

ISBN: 978-81-934785-4-7

Airtel Xstream app to LIVE stream Rath Yatra 2020

Airtel mobile and broadband customers can now watch the proceedings on their smartphones and tablets by simply installing the FREE Airtel Xstream app 

Mumbai, June 30, 2020: As India observes social distancing norms, Airtel is bringing this year’s Rath Yatra to devotees on their smartphones in partnership with Shemaroo.

Airtel Xstream app will be LIVE streaming Rath Yatra 2020 from Puri enabling users to catch the proceedings on their smartphones or tablets, wherever they are. The LIVE stream will be available on an exclusive channel on the home page of the app. Users can also rewind and replay the LIVE stream as per their convenience.

·       1st July 2020 (8:00AM to 6:00PM) - Bahuda Yatra & Hari Sayana Ekadasi

·       2nd July 2020 (3:00PM – 11:00PM) - Sunabesa

·       3rd July 2020 (7:00PM – 10:00PM) - Adharpana Ritual

·       4th July 2020 (2:00PM – 10:00PM) - Niladri Bije 

Airtel Xstreaman india-first video network for premium digital content, is available to all Airtel customers as a FREE download on Playstore and App store.

The app offers over 10,000 movie and shows from India and across the world along with over 400 TV channels. Airtel Thanks customers can also access premium content from top content producers on Airtel Xstream app.   

Cyient launches IDEAthon initiative at the CII Education Summit 2020 for the Start-ups in India

Mumbai, June 29th, 2020: Cyient, a leading digital technology and engineering solutions provider, today launched ‘IDEAthon’ for the start-ups on the theme of “EMPOWERING TOMORROW TOGETHER” through education.

The participants of IDEAthon will have to share a creative idea using virtual reality technology to develop learning solutions focused on the theme "Redefining Education for the Emerging World. The entries close on July 2nd and the winners will be announced on July 4.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Karthikeyan Natarajan, President and COO, Cyient said, “The IDEAthon is a step toward creating an environment conducive to generating new ideas, innovation, and breakthroughs for equality in education.”

How to Participate in Cyient IDEAthon:

  • Work with your start-up team to identify a problem faced in education and examine how it can be improved or solved using an immersive, virtual reality experience.
  • IDEAthon participants will have to conceptualize and storyboard the IDEA and submit a presentation. A team of technology and business experts from Cyient will act as jury to pick the winning idea for the IDEAthon.
  • Once submitted, tweet your submission status to @Cyient and @cii4education with hashtags #EmpoweringTomorrowTogether and #CII4Education.

IDEA submission format:

Create a maximum 3-slide storyboard presentation that includes the following elements:
  • Clear problem statement
  • Vision for improved learning outcome
  • A clear description of the desired virtual environment you want to create or simulate. Feel free to use images, examples, or drawings. Help us to see, hear, and experience your vision!
  • A detailed explanation of the user walkthrough. What experience do you envision for the learner? What tools or equipment would they have access to? Would they work collaboratively or independently? What emotions are you trying to elicit as part of the learning (sight, sound, caution, surprise, celebration, etc.)? What steps, processes, or gamification ideas can the VR application guide them through to ensure the learning is effective? Most importantly, how will your VR application make a lasting impression on the learner for improved retention and outcomes?

The Winners will get to work with Cyient’s virtual reality experts to develop their concept into a virtual reality demonstration.

BalleBaazi Launches their Latest Campaign ‘Dum Hai Toh Yahan Khel’ with Yuvraj Singh

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Features the Baazigar of Indian Cricket in their new digital film challenging fans to play games on the platform.

New Delhi, June 29: BalleBaazi, the one stop Fantasy Gaming platform for all sports ranging from Cricket to Football, Kabaddi, Baseball and even Basketball, launches its new campaign – ‘#DumHaiTohYahanKhel’ with Brand Ambassador and former Indian Cricketer - Yuvraj Singh.  The platform has released a brand-new digital film that features the Baazigar of Indian cricket, making his way back into the practice nets.
Focused on reviving India’s passion for sports through fantasy gaming, the video sees the cricket icon motivating avid fans to join him and play alongside him on BalleBaazi.com. The campaign comes at a time when most sports leagues worldwide resume action, albeit with stadiums filled with poster cut-outs of fans with audiences cheering on players from the safety of their homes.
To recreate the feel of a live sports experience, the campaign urges fans to support their teams through the app with vigour, and demonstrate that India is raring to bounce back from adversity making the most of the new normal. Taking inspiration from Yuvraj Singh’s fighting spirit and zeal to survive in every situation, the campaign challenges everyone to showcase their skill, passion, knowledge, and compete on the platform while striving for victory as they enjoy their favourite sports.
Sharing his excitement, Brand Ambassador, Yuvraj Singh said, “I am delighted to be back on the field but with a twist this time. I am thankful to BalleBaazi to bring back the sheer emotion of playing through their platform and it was great shooting the film as well. It took me back to the days of my practice sessions and I am sure it will motivate the fans to join in on this movement of #DumHaiTohYahanKhel.”

Speaking on the campaign and the new digital film which has garnered close to 10 Lakh views, Mr. Saurabh Chopra, CEO of BalleBaazi.com said, “Right from the time we entered the market, our goal has been to provide the best fantasy sports experience to our audience. We believe that BalleBaazi.com has become even more relevant considering the current environment we operate in and how the consumers are getting attracted to the online gaming platforms. Through this new campaign, we believe we can help provide more avenues for the fans to enjoy, watch and play their favourite sports. With #Playerfirst as our guiding principle, we make sure our users have the smoothest, fun & credible gaming experience while keeping their competitive spirit alive with our huge prize pool and the widest variety of leagues. With every game, we aim to celebrate and connect the individual spirit of competition and reward with the collective emotion of the game.”

We are proud to have Yuvraj Singh feature in our new film who has yet again shown his fighting spirit and a versatile sporting persona choosing to play beyond his forte. He is the perfect example of how one should charge ahead in life even in difficult times and urges our audience to follow him in doing the same on BalleBaazi.com and become a real Baazigar”, he further added.

The simple yet powerful digital film has been conceptualized by Edelman India.

Talking about the film, Ashutosh Munshi, Executive Vice President, Head - Brand Practice, Edelman India explained, “This is the first time cricket has come to a complete halt in a country where the sport is religion, depriving millions of their chance to pursue their passion. We are delighted that BalleBaazi saw this as a chance to play a larger role in people’s lives, rather than a time to hold back. If there is one thing we know about fans, it is that they want to be participants, not just spectators. With ‘Dum Hai Toh Yahan Khel’ with Yuvraj Singh, we believe BalleBaazi can earn attention and drive engagement by leveraging fans’ passion in a way that helps build brand affinity. The results to-date have been overwhelming and we hope to see this fanbase grow.”

Even though the world has been brought to a standstill with major sporting events being cancelled during a worldwide lockdown, BalleBaazi who has been inspired by Yuvraj’s grit to overcome obstacles in his life emulated his fighting spirit through their collaboration with a NGO – GiveIndia – and helped the underprivileged with meals and safety masks to fight their battles against the pandemic. The campaign is still underway and has fed around 12,000 people across the country.

The film, which has seen close to 1 million views, opens with Yuvraj Singh making his way back to his true home, the cricket field. It evokes the competitive spirit amongst sports fans as their favorite cricketer is depicted working hard and sweating it out on the practice field. The campaign film ignites every sports lover’s passion for success as Yuvi dials back to the time when he used to entertain the audience with his flawless skills with the bat in his hand. It talks about how he never gives up, still plays, and even goes beyond his forte, to win. It ends with him posing a challenge to his fans – “Dum Hai Toh Yahan Khel” and to come join him on the platform to test their skills against him and many others battling it out on BalleBaazi.com.
Creative Agency: Edelman
  • Creative Lead: Tejaswi Nainwal
  • AVP Creative (Copy):  Saurabh Sauson
  • Copy Supervisor: Rishabh Bannerjee
  • Art Directors: Kanishka Mukherjee, Sanjay Tudu
Production House: Ensemble Productions
  • Director: Shamik Sen Gupta
  • Producer: Danny V Lobo

About BalleBaazi.com
BalleBaazi.com, a property of Baazi Games, is India's best and most rewarding Fantasy Sports website. Sports fans with knowledge of the game can up their earnings by playing and winning on the platform. Started in 2018, the sports fantasy site has attracted over 4 million players with its wide variety of Cricket, Kabaddi, Football, Baseball, and Basketball leagues.

एमआयटी वर्ल्ड पीस युनिवर्सिटीच्या आंतरराष्ट्रीय व्हर्च्युअल परिषदेमध्ये जैविक/रासायनिक शस्त्ररावर निर्बंध घालण्याची अपील

  • समस्येचे निराकरण करण्यासाठी युनायटेड नेशन्स आणि पंतप्रधानांच्या कार्यालयामध्ये कायदेशीर रुपरेषा प्रस्तुत करण्याचा प्रस्ताव
  • जागतिक  महत्वाच्या संस्थांचे दृढीकरण्यावर भर देण्यात आला
  • सामाजिक हितासाठी आणि सुरक्षित व दीर्घकालीन भविष्याची शाश्वती देण्यासाठी धोरण निर्माण करण्याच्या दृष्टीने व्रिचारवंतांच्या दृष्टिकोनांचे आणि शिफारशींचे दस्तऐवजीकरण करण्यात आले

भारत, जून 29, 2020 - जैविक युध्द आणि जैविक दहशतवाद हा सध्या जगभरासाठी, खासकरुन संपूर्ण जग कोविड-19 महामारीचा सामना करत असताना अतिशय महत्वपूर्ण समस्या म्हणून नावरुपास येत आहे. या विषाणूच्या उगमाबद्दल अनेक आरोप-प्रत्यारोप करण्यात आलेले आहेत, काहींच्या मते जैविक युध्दाचे हे एक मोठे कारण आहे. आपला देश आणि चीन दरम्यान असलेला सीमेसंबंधित तणाव आणि इतर शेजारी राष्ट्रांसोबतच्या अस्थिर संबंधांमुळे दहशतवादाची जोखीम वाढली आहे, यामुळे जैविक/रासायनिक आयुधांच्या जोखमीचे मूल्यांकन करण्याची आता गरज निर्माण झाली आहे. मोठ्या प्रमाणावर होणाऱ्या विध्वसांपासून सुटका करुन घेण्यासाठी जवाबदारी पेलणाऱ्या बीडब्ल्यूसी आणि बीडब्ल्यूसीओ (बायोलॉजिकल वेपन्स कन्वेन्शन ऍंड ऑर्गनायजेशन) संस्थांकडे दुर्दैवाने कोणत्याही प्रकारचा निर्णय घेण्याची अधिकृतता नाही.
या समस्येवर विचार करण्यासाठी एमआयटी वर्ल्ड पीस युनिवर्सिटी या भारतातील आघाडीच्या शैक्षणिक संस्थेने “जैविक आणि रासायनिक शस्त्रांचे निर्मूलन” या विषयावर चार दिवसीय वर्च्युअल आंतरराष्ट्रीय परिषदेचे आयोजन केले होते. या परिषदेमार्फत तरुणाईमध्ये जैविक युध्दाबद्दल जागरुकता आणि सजगता प्रसारीत करणे हा विद्यापीठाचा उद्देश होता. या परिषदेने अशा प्रकारच्या अस्त्रांच्या संशोधन आणि विकासावर निर्बंध घालण्यासाठी कायदेशीर यंत्रणांची स्थापना करण्याच्या आपल्या मूख्य उद्देशावर देखील लक्ष केंद्रित केले.
वर्तमान परिस्थितीवर आपले मत व्यक्त करताना प्रा. डॉ. विश्वनाथ डी. कराड - संस्थापक अध्यक्ष, एमआयटी वर्ल्ड पीस युनिवर्सिटी म्हणाले,” कोविड-19 महामारीने आपल्या सर्वसामान्य जीवनाला नेस्तनाभूत केले आहे. अनेकांचा असाही आरोप आहे की या विषाणूचा उगम जगावर वर्चस्व स्थापन करण्यासाठी जाणूनबूजून केलेला प्रपंच होता.  दुर्दैवाने एका राष्ट्राच्या हव्यासापोटी आपल्या सर्वांना याचा भयानक त्रास भोगावा लागतो आहे. एकमेकांविरुध्द लढण्याच्या ऐवजी आपण सर्वांनी शांतता व समन्वय प्रस्थापित करण्यावर काम करण्याची शपथ घेणे गरजेचे आहे”.
आपल्या भावना व्यक्त करताना श्री राहुल व्ही. कराड, उपाध्यक्ष- एमएइइआर एमआयटी ग्रुप, कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष-एमआयटी डब्ल्यूपीयू, संस्थापक-बीसीएस, एमआयटीएसओजी, एनडब्ल्यूपी, सरपंच संसद म्हणाले, ”आपल्या सर्वांना याची कल्पना आहेच, की कोविड-19ने आपल्या सर्वांचे आयुष्य ठप्प केले आहे, जगाच्या कार्यपध्दतीचा आपण पुन्हा विचार करण्याची आता वेळ आली आहे. जागतिक शांततेच्या संकल्पनेला समर्पित असलेली एक शैक्षणिक संस्था म्हणून, जैवरासायनिक शस्त्रांच्या निर्मूलनावर कार्य करण्यावर आमचा ठाम विश्वास आहे. विविध देशांमधल्या लोकांना एकत्र आणून जैवयुध्दाचे उच्चाटन करण्यासाठी मदत करणाऱ्या यंत्रणेचा विकास करण्यामार्फत जागरुकता आणि सतर्कता निर्माण करणे हा या आंतरराष्ट्रीय परिषदेचा उद्देश होता.”
या परिषदेमध्ये बोलताना डॉएन टी राववाइस चान्सलर, एमआयटी-डब्ल्यूपीयू म्हणाले,या आंतरराष्ट्रीय परिषदेमध्ये अनेक सुजाण व्यक्ती युनायटेड नेशन्सना रासायनिक आणि जैविक शस्त्रांमुळे निर्माण झालेल्या या जोखमीचा समूळ नाश करण्याचे निवेदन करण्यासाठी एकत्रित झाल्या आहेतएमआयटी डब्ल्यूपीयूमध्ये जागतिक शांततेवर विश्वास असलेले लोक एकत्रितपणे संवाद साधून निर्णय घेऊन आणि जगाच्या हितासाठी ठराव संमत केला.

या परिषदेच्या मार्गाने आम्ही देशातील तरुणांपर्यंत पोहचू शकलो आणि याहून अधिक महत्वाचे म्हणजे जैव-रासायनिक शस्त्रांमुळे असलेल्या जोखमीबद्दल त्यांना संवेदनशील करु शकलो, याचा आम्हाला अतिशय आनंद होत आहे. जगभरातील अगणित वक्त्यांच्या समर्थनामुळे आणि सहभागामुळे, आम्ही युनायटेड नेशन्स आणि पंतप्रधानांच्या कार्यालयामध्ये यशस्वीपणे याचिका प्रस्तुत केली आहे आणि आम्ही याचा तर्कसंगत निर्णय घेण्यासाठी वचनबध्द असू.”, असे समापन करतेवेळी श्री प्रविण व्ही पाटील, सीइओ, सेंटर फॉर इंडस्ट्री-अकेडेमिया पार्टनरशिप्स, एमआयटी-डब्ल्यूपीयू म्हणाले.
चार दिवसीय परिषदेमध्ये विविध क्षेत्रातील नामवंत या जैविक युध्दाच्या विविध पैलूंची चर्चा करतील आणि आपआपल्या ज्ञानाची देवाणघेवाण करतीलत्याचप्रमाणे कायदेशीर रुपरेषा तयार करण्याच्या दृष्टीने एकत्रितपणे प्रयत्न केले. प्रख्यात व्यक्तीमत्वांमध्ये यांचा समावेश होता- युनेस्कोचे चेअर होल्डर प्राडॉविश्वनाथ डीकराड -एमआयटी वर्ल्ड पीस युनिव्हर्सिटीचे संस्थापक कार्यकारी अध्यक्षडब्ल्यूपीसीएमएइइआर एमआयटी ग्रुप ऑफ इन्स्टिट्यूशन्ससन्माननीय ऍडसलमान खुर्शीदवरिष्ठ ऍडवोकेटमाजी केंद्र मंत्री परराष्ट्रीय कारभारन्याय आणि सुव्यवस्थाआर्थिक कारभार