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Leadership Lecture by Shri M K Narayanan

Shri M.K. Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal and the Former National Security Advisor delivered a Leadership Lecture on India's Engagement with the World today as part of the Silver Jubilee Leadership lecture series of T. A. Pai Management Institute one of the leading B schools in India. The leadership lecture series provides a platform for students to interact with eminent leaders and get inspired by their ideas.

Shri M.K. Narayanan speaking on the topic India's Engagement with the world said "given the challenges of global governance, in an increasingly interconnected and multi-polar world, India is fully conscious of the need to enlarge the area of engagement with the world. Nevertheless, while doing so, we remain focused on ensuring the economic progress of the nation and the well-being of its people, essentially through an avoidance of conflicts, specially in our immediate and extended neighbhourhood."

"India has earned numerous admirers across the globe for the way it has met the challenge of a billion people at different stages of economic progress, conditioned by different reflexes while remaining a democracy. The dramatic shift in global perception of India is a recognition of India's unique strengths" he added. Shri M.K. Narayanan is the former National Security Advisor and the former Intelligence Bureau Chief. He is also an expert in security matters and is a specialist in Sri Lankan affairs and left wing politics and Communism.

Shri M.K. Narayanan also touched on the need for radical restructuring of the UN to reflect contemporary reality and gave a broad idea of where India stands with regard to our engagement with the rest of the world. He spoke on India's engagement with its neighbours including extended neighbours and two of its biggest neighbhours-Pakistan and China and engagement with Leading Powers.

"Holistic management education needs to be a combination of both classroom pedagogy as well as experiential learning. In addition, the mind of the student needs to be enriched by interaction with men of eminence, who is leader in their own spheres of work. By listening to thought leaders, and the consequent interaction and exchange of ideas, the students establish the connects between what is learnt in the class room, and real time application and practice of effective management and leadership. Hence the Leadership Lecture Series was conceived so that a platform is created to enable the above to happen" said Prof. Raghunath Rudran, TAPMI.