PROGRAMME



International Conference of PIO Parliamentarians

Building Bridges of Friendship and Understanding

10 th January, 2018 at Convention Hall, Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi

Organised by

Antar-Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad, Bharat (ARSP)

in association with

PIO Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI)



09:00 Guests arrive at Ashoka Hotel
09:30 Guests to be seated before the arrival of Hon’ble President of India
10:00 - 10:45 Inaugural Session
10:45 - 11:05 A brief presentation by UP Government on Trade & Investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh
Chair Dr. Rajni Sarin, Member of Managing Committee, ARSP
Address by Hon’ble Shri Satish Mahan, Minister of Industrial Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Address by Hon’ble Smt. Swati Singh, MOS for NRI Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh
11:05 - 11:20 Tea Break


11:20 - 12:20 Parallel Session-I

(Role of PIO Parliamentarians in building bridges of friendship and understanding)

Chair Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
Keynote address Hon’ble Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, MP
Comments by visiting PIO MPs/Mayors(3 to 4 minutes for each speaker)
Parallel Session-II

(Socio cultural connect for strengthening people to people relations)

Chair Hon’ble Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MP & President, ICCR
Keynote address Amb. Pavan K. Varma, former MP
Comments by visiting PIO MPs/Mayors (3 to 4 minutes for each speaker)


12:20 - 13:20 Parallel Session-III

(Emerging opportunities in Trade and Economic relations in the context of India’s economic rise)

Chair Hon’ble Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance
Keynote address Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, MD & CEO of  Bombay Stock Exchange
Keynote address Hon’ble Shri R. K. Sinha, MP
Comments by visiting PIO MPs/Mayors (3 to 4 minutes for each speaker)
Parallel Session-IV

(Engaging the Diaspora youth-the way forward)

Chair Dr. Krishna Gopal, Sah-Sarkaryavah, RSS
Keynote address Hon’ble Shri Anant Kr. Hegde, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Comments by visiting PIO MPs/Mayors (3 to 4 minutes for each speaker)


13:20 - 13:45 Valedictory Session
Chair Amb. Virendra Gupta, President ARSP
Guest of Honour Shri Ram Madhav
Vote of Thanks Shri Shyam Parande, Secretary General, ARSP


13:45 Lunch