New India Conclave- an engine for rural transformation launched in Mumbai; Akshay Kumar roped in as brand ambassador


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Actor Akshay Kumar launched New India Conclave in Mumbai on May 1, 2018.“The Conclave, focusing on various aspects of the rise of rural India will be held in national capital New Delhi during 1st week of July this year and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Ministers of various states and other stakeholders in rural development.” said Praful Nikam, President of Y4D Foundation, organizers of the conclave.

The evening saw the first look of the campaign- the biggest ever non-government rural outreach programme organized in association with renowned NGOs – Y4D Foundation, NEEDS NGO, Avanee Foundation and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme

Nikam said that the objective was to change the narrative of rural India. The Conclave would highlight the sterling work by ordinary persons who passionately went about creating an impact rather than complaining and criticizing the government.

The brand ambassador of New India Conclave 2018 Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said, “During my travels in rural India in recent times I have observed that many heroes are silently driving rural transformation and I have played some of them in my movies. The New India Conclave Awards will play an important role in recognizing these achievers and their innovations which add to the holistic development of the country.” He reiterated that as a person he is solutions oriented and is thus enthused to support a positive initiative like this.


Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis congratulated the organizers for this initiative of the New India Conclave. He said that a lot of things are changing in different parts of the country.  And when we look at people who bring about such positive changes, with their efforts, then we must seek inspiration from them and join them in making a positive difference.


Praful Nikam, added “Akshay Kumar has become an inspiration for all those who are working to bring about rural transformation after his ground-breaking performances in movies celebrating the concept of rural development. He always stands behind various projects of social growth through his support and financial contribution. We are indeed fortunate to have him as the Brand Ambassador for the New India Conclave. Our sincere thanks to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis for his support to the initiative.”


The evening unfolded with the launch of the logo and website of the New India Conclave in the presence of achievers like – Tanay Chakravarty, Founder NEEDs NGO, Radheyshyam Gomla, Gomla Model Village Haryana, Popatrao Pawar, Hiware Bazar Maharashtra, Shyam Sunder Paliwal, Social Activist Rajasthan, Barun Singh, Rural Activist, Bihar and Rangaswamy Elango, Rural Activist Tamil Nadu.

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