Mumbai, March 5 : Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a special session of the 17th India Today Conclave scheduled here on March 9-10, an official said on Saturday.
She is likely to share her views on this year’s conclave theme — The Great Churn. Triumphs and Tribulations’, and will be her second appearance at the event after 2004, Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group and Conclave Director, said.
“Sonia Gandhi has travelled a long way since the last time she came to the conclave 14 years ago. Stronger and wiser, she has had a ringside view of our country and will be a delight to listen to,” Purie said.
Besides Gandhi, some of the other speakers include former US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan, Punjab and Rajasthan Chief Ministers Amarinder Singh and Vasundhara Raje respectively, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
The young brigade of speakers will include Tejaswi Yadav, Gujarat leaders Hardik Patel, former Jawaharlal Nehru University leaders Shehla Rashid and Kanhaiya Kumar, MIM President Asasuddin Owaisi, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien and Bollywood actress-sisters Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor-Khan.
The corporate world will have a high-powered representation from Reliance Foundation Chairperson and Founder Nita Ambani, Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak, former Infosys CEO K. Gopalakrishnan, Arvind Panagriya, ex-NITI Aayog vice-chairman, Facebook’s Business Development Vice-President Ash Jhaveri.
Besides, representatives from various banks and sports personalties like Ajinkya Rahane, P. V. Sindhu, lawyers, international speakers and authors and public personalities will participate.