Dr. Sunita Narain, Padma Shri Awardee, to speak on ‘Gandhi and Cities’ in IIT Madras Webinar on Republic Day

 

CHENNAI,  : Padma Shri Recipient Dr. Sunita Narain, Director-General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, will address a Webinar hosted by IIT Madras on Republic Day (26th January 2021). Dr. Sunita Narain will deliver an address on the topic of ‘Gandhi and Cities: Challenges of Affordable and Sustainable Growth.’

Dr. Sunita Narain has also served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change. Recently, she has been appointed as a member of One Health Global Leaders Group on Anti-microbial Resistance which reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

This webinar is part of the SIDDHI Webinar Series which has a Gandhian theme. Further information about the event is available at siddhi.iitm.ac.in.  The webinar, scheduled for 11 am, 26th January 2021, is open to the public.  Those interested can register using the following link - https://tinyurl.com/siddhi-26jan  

Speaking about the webinar, Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras said, “The SIDDHI webinar series, hosted by IITM, is proud to feature such an eminent speaker on the theme of sustainable, affordable, and inclusive growth of cities.  This is of relevance to all of us, particularly given the massive urbanization that is occurring in India.  We hope that the attendees gain an authentic and unique perspective on this topic by participating in this webinar.

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras, will moderate the webinar. Students, teachers, Policymakers, Think tanks, government officials, civil society, researchers, the general public, and research groups are expected to benefit from this lecture.

SIDDHI is a collaborative endeavour with faculty, researchers and students involved in projects sponsored by Government of India under SPARC, VAJRA and socially relevant projects approved by the Government of India such as Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and New India Internship.

The ‘SIDDHI’ (Self-reliant India: Discussions and Dialogues for Humane Innovations) webinar series focuses on the following themes:

Ø  Socially relevant technologies

Ø  Technology for self-reliance (‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’)

Ø  Technology and rural development