New Delhi: With a vision to create a platform to discuss and debate the issues that affect the common man, News18 India successfully concluded the first edition of the News18 India Chaupal on 17thMarch 2017. The event saw a confluence of India’s top politicians, policy makers and Bollywood celebrities where they came together to discuss their perspective of India’s vision and contemporary issues that our nation faces.
The distinguished guest list included top faces of the government Nitin Gadkari and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goel, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manoj Sinha,Rajeev Shukla, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy; prominent politicians Digvijay Singh,RandeepSurjewala, Sanjay Rajoura; youth leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and SaketBahuguna; celebrities VidyaBalan, Mahesh Bhatt, Srijit Mukherjee, ManojBajpayee, TapseePannu; TV actors Arjun Bijlani, Hina Khan, Tanya Sharma; musicians and singers EhsaanNoorani, Shilpa Rao, Subir Malik and Mohit Chauhan.
From ‘Highway par BJP’, ‘Acche Din’ and ‘Ram LeherseBadiModiLeher’ to ‘Congress ka Haath kiske Saath’ and ‘UP se kya Seekha’; ‘New India’ and ‘Aur Kitni Azadi’ to ‘Ye kaisi Democracy’, from ‘Filmonmein Heroines ke Acche Din’ and ‘Meri Zameen Mera Aasmaan’ to ‘Zamana Sufiana’, the flagship event of the news channel witnessed power packed sessions with thought leaders and top influencers from various fields moderated by top anchors of the News18 India.
Speaking on the occasion, PrabalPratap Singh, Consulting Editor, News18 India said, “With an aim to encourage positive change through significant dialogue, we curated News18 India Chaupal. We hope that this initiative of ours will bring a positive change in the discourse around topics of not just national importance but to the ones that matter to the common man also. With great pride and happiness I can say that we put the spotlight on the issues that are relevant in the current times.”