HTLS 2020 highlights | 'I don't find millennials shallow,' says Prateek Kuhad about his fans
The prestigious summit is being held virtually amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to discuss the new realities with its theme of 'Defining a New Era'.
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The last day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 concluded with a live concert of singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad. The evening saw several global icons talking about subjects including the way ahead in India-US ties as president-elect Joe Biden seeks to take over the White House soon, the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health and the evolution of cinema.
Mark Warner, who was re-elected for a third term in the US Senate in November and is vice chairman of the Senate select committee on intelligence, was in conversation with Dr Mukesh Aghi, the president and chief executive of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Apart from the state of US politics, they discussed the standoff between India and China and also Biden’s likely stand against the latter.
Hindustan Times’ health and science editor Sanchita Sharma conducted the second session with Vikram Patel, professor of global health at Harvard Medical School, who said the extraordinary certainties due to the pandemic have impacted everyone.
The next was a very lively session conducted by managing editor, entertainment And lifestyle, Sonal Kalra with actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and multi-award-winning singer, songwriter Nick Jonas who spoke about the importance of giving back to society and using her platform as a global icon.
The summit concluded with a brief conversation with singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad who said while writing songs he ends up sticking to concepts that are universal. He then performed a medley of his songs for HT viewers.
The prestigious summit is being held virtually amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to discuss the new realities with its theme of 'Defining a New Era'. The live discussions were spread over four weeks starting November 19 and were held every Thursday and Friday.
Here are the highlights of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020:
Health is a citizen’s movement to demand, expect quality care: Harvard Prof
“Health is not just a biomedical issue, not just a technical issue but it is a citizen’s movement to demand and expect quality care”, Harvard Prof Vikram Patel Vikram Patel.
Schools must open soon: Harvard Prof Vikram Patel
Discussing the impact of the pandemic on different age groups, Harvard professor Vikram Patel said schools must open soon, else fallout of Covid-19 on students will be monumental.
Uncertainties due to Covid-19 pandemic affecting everyone’s mental health: Vikram Patel
On the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, Harvard professor Vikram Patel said uncertainties due to pandemic have affected everyone’s mental health.
‘Unconditional income support’: Vikram Patel on what govt should do for underprivileged
Professor of global health at Harvard Medical School Vikram Patel said the government must give unconditional income support to the underprivileged to assist them during the pandemic.
Biden administration will be open to advancing ties with India : Mark Warner
US senator Mark Warner said that the Biden administration will be open to advancing ties with India especially in the technology sector and in the fight against Covid-19.
On India-US trade deal, Mark Warner says, ‘it’s time for 2020 version of PPP’
When asked about the progress on India-US trade deal, US senator Mark warner said that he thought it was time for the 2020 version of PPP.
Trump, PM Modi seemed to have a good personal relationship: Warner
“I know that Donald Trump and PM Modi seemed to have a good personal relationship”, says US senator Mark Warner said. On how the Biden team would take it forward, Warner said, “I believe that we can build upon some of the progress made by the Trump administration (with India).”
Donald Trump seems disconnected with his official duties: US Senator
On the Donald Trump's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, senator Warner said the president seems disconnected with his official duties.
Joe Biden's team would be very diverse: Mark Warner
US senator Mark Warner thinks president-elect Joe Biden's team would be very diverse. "We think about Indian American relationships, we have the first Indian American Vice President,” he said. “The world realizes that people coming in to the Biden administration have been multinational,” Warner added.
Optimistic but not sure what Trump will do: Mark Warner
On US president Donald refusing to concede defeat in US elections 2020, senator Mark Warner said he was optimistic however he wasn't sure of what the president would do.
First published: Dec 11, 2020 17:46 IST