HTLS 2020 highlights: Abhijit Banerjee on economic recovery and more
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Deloitte CEO Punit Renjen and Walmart CEO and president Doug McMillon shared their views on the Covid-19 pandemic and other issues.
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Hindustan Times Leadership Summit began its final week on a power-packed note. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Deloitte CEO Punit Renjen and Walmart CEO and president Doug McMillon shared their views on the Covid-19 pandemic and other issues.
The day started with a session with Chouhan who spoke to Sunetra Choudhury about coming back to power in Madhya Pradesh. In the second session, McMillon spoke to Hindustan Times Editor-in-chief Sukumar Ranganathan about reinventing self and a global retail giant.
The third session was held with Renjen who spoke to Hindustan Times Editor-in-chief Sukumar Ranganathan about resilient leadership in the new Covid normal. In the final session of the day, Dr Banerjee discussed how to lead a tough battle against global poverty while speaking to Dr Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, research director and senior fellow, IDFC Institute.
The 18th edition of the prestigious HTLS is being held virtually amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and aims to drive conversations that can help with 'Defining a New Era', which is the theme of this year's event. The virtual summit is bringing together global leaders to draw a blueprint for what lies ahead for India and the world.
No political fallout due to new farm laws: Shivraj Chouhan
We shouldn't measure everything on the scale of politics. It's not about political fallout, the laws are for the benefit of the farmers. There are farmers in other states also, they are not opposing the new laws. Their voices should also be heard.
'Farmers should adopt flexible approach'
Dialogue is the only way to find solution in democracy. There is no scope for violence in a democracy. The protesting farmers should understand this. They should adopt a flexible approach. I want to clarify that MSP is not going anywere.
Built Covid infrastructure single-handedly: Shivraj Chouhan
I took oath on March 23. I was sworn-in at 9 pm, and reached the secretariat at 10 pm. And I was surprised to know that there was no preparation - there was no medical staff or medicines. But we prepared dedicated hospitals and built other infrastructure. And I did all this alone, there was no council of ministers.
'Rebuilding the economy a challenge'
If we speak about power, this new term has given me a chance to take Madhya Pradesh on the path to progress. But the Covid-19 has divided the time - one before the pandemic and one after that. Worries are there, and we have to rebuild the economy.
First published: Dec 10, 2020 17:40 IST