India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 17:41 IST It can’t get bigger than this, especially in an election year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, to be held on March 1 and 2.The presence of Prime Minister Modi at the flagship event of the India Today Group assumes enormous significance as it comes just months before a crucial general election.The prime minister is likely to speak on the ‘India Story’ under him — the triumphs, challenges and future goals, apart from the battle plans for 2019.Welcoming the prime minister’s confirmation, Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, said, “We are honoured to have Prime Minister Modi as a keynote speaker at the India Today Conclave. He has been a bold path-breaking leader. He has triggered both great hope and great debate. As India heads towards a major election, it will be a privilege to hear him assess his term and spell out his vision for India at the Conclave.”Every word the prime minister utters at the India Today Conclave will be ingested, analysed and dissected as it comes at a juncture when ‘choices’ need to be made.Appropriately enough, the theme of this year’s India Today Conclave is ‘Hard Choices’.”We are our choices,” said Jean Paul Sartre. In 2019, India chooses a new government at the Centre, at an important time in its history.In the last year of this decade, also the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the country has to decide between continuing with a party whose message of ‘Achche Din’ enthused vast swathes of India to vote for it in 2014, and a group of strong federal powers who think the DNA of the nation is being tampered with.advertisementApart from the prime minister, a galaxy of eminent speakers would be addressing the Conclave. These include former British foreign secretary and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson, Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot, former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, MP and former Union minister Kapil Sibal, Lok Sabha MPs Shashi Tharoor and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and National vice-president of BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.The world of art, culture and sports will be represented by filmmaker Karan Johar, actor Ranveer Singh, tennis star Sania Mirza, Olympic boxer Mary Kom, cricketer Mithali Raj and musician Rahul Ram, among other notables.So, get ready to ‘Conclave’. Get ready to make ‘Hard Choices.’Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMukesh Rawat Tags :Follow India Today Conclave 2019 PM Narendra Modi to deliver keynote address at India Today Conclave 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, to be held on March 1 and 2.advertisement
A group of environmentalists in Hamilton staged a day of action today.They’re trying to win support for their stand that oil trains and oil pipelines are dangerous for our communities.They’re trying to win public support and at the same time tackle the federal government. They’re fighting the government’s efforts to ship more oil to market from the oil sands in northern Alberta.“Protect our climate. Protect our climate.”The protesters shouted Saturday afternoon with a mock up of a freight train made up of oil tankers and driven by a Prime Minister who promotes the Alberta oil sands.They took their message to the Federal Government’s main building in the city.One of their concerns is the possibility of another Lac Megantic disaster of exploding train cars carrying oil.Environmentalist, Don McLean says, “We need to defend our communities and defend our climate and in Hamilton’s situation one of the key pieces is oil trains running through our city.”The protesters also say Canada should stop focusing on shipping and burning oil for fuel and think instead about energy alternatives and turning around climate change.And even more concerns about oil pipelines like Line 9 in Northern Hamilton.Environmentalist, Jim Quinn elaborated, “we do not need pipelines. what we need is another source of energy. we need another source of economy and we need to be building our green economy.”They say it won’t be easy to cut off oil use, but Canada can’t keep going in the direction it’s going in.As part of a national day of action to defend the climate, they say protesters were planning to make the same in demonstrations in 100 cities across Canada on Saturday, May 10th.
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