27th National Annual Convention of GMA was held at Radisson blu, Kaushambi, Delhi NCR, on 21st January,2017. Theme of this event was Digital India for Growth & Empowerment- Power to empower. Event started in the presence of dignitaries with the lamp lighting before Goddess Saraswati. Welcome address was delivered by Dr. R.K Agarwal, President GMA & Director AKG Engineering College, who briefed the audience about the achievements of GMA for the past academic year. Dr. Agarwal also sensitized the need of the hour, which is Digital India.
Keynote address was delivered by Sh. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld Media Group, who raised the very valid question of, whether India is ready for the Digital Era. Sh. Batra also recommended to watch the video “The Last Lecture” and introduced his book “8 days a week”.
Sh. Sameer Gupta, Chairman & MD, Jakson Group & Immediate Past Chairman, CII, U.P State, emphasized on nine pillars of Digital India. e-governance, e-Kranti, Cyber Security and e-justice were the key terms explained by him.
Inaugural session was followed by the high tea. First technical session was coordinated by Dr. A.K Puri, Director General, I.T.S Ghaziabad. This session focused on e-education & healthcare. Prof. Premvrat, pro-Chancellor, professor of Eminence and Chief Mentor, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon. Prof. Premvrat emphasized on e- enabled distance education and teahcer’s role as access facilitator for the learners.
Prof. S K Kak, Ex. Vice Chancellor, Mahamaya Technical University emphasized on the connectivity to all, by going beyond and knowing what is not known. Continuous education, teacher’s need sensitize students, identify and utilize “Dark Fiber” was highlighted by Dr. Kak.
Dr. Rajat Agarwal, HOD, Deptt. Of Critical Care Medicine, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, explained “Hub and Spoke” model of e learning, which was followed by the informative talk of Dr. Asit Khanna, Sr. Consultant, Cardiology, MAX Hospital, Vaishali, who informed aboutWhatsapp Doctors, NeHA, e- Mamta, National Health Portal (NHP) and HON (Health on Net) etc.
This session was followed by lunch. Second technical session was equally informative, which was coordinated by CA Mr. Anil Agarwal, CEO, Anil K & A Associates, Chartered Accountant. Mr. Vivek Madhukar, founder proper X Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Sandeep Kalia, Deputy Executive Director, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd., Mr. Chandrashekhar Tiwari, Senior MAanger, Siemens Ltd. Gurgaon were the eminent speakers of this session. Theme of this session was e- commerce and manufacturing.
Valedictory session on e-governance & Cyber Security was taken by distinguished guest, Mr. Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Cyber Security & Cyber Laws and Mr. Sanjay Bahl, DG, CERT, NIC, Min. of IT, New Delhi.
Mementos to sponsors and significant contributors were given as a token of remembrance. The thrill was added by announcement of winning chance of LENOVO laptop at the end of both the sessions. At the end of the program, vote of thanks was extended by Mr. Vinay gupta, Executive Director, GMA.
Prof. Anil Kalra, Dr. Abhinav P. Tripathi, Prof. Parul Gupta and Dr. Shuchita Singh from I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad attended the convention.