PRATHAM UK LAUNCHES “UNDERSTANDING INDIA” DISCUSSION SERIES
The Understanding India Discussion Series aims to pioneer a new philosophy and generate a new breed of philanthropists with an interest in India. The inaugural topic of the discussion was in line with Pratham's core focus of education – 'How relevant is education and entrepreneurship to India's future?’ The date of the event coincided with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who had pledged to universalise primary school education.
Chaired by Jo Johnson, Editor of Lex, Financial Times, the panellists comprised a prestigious line–up of high profile international and national public figures and personalities which included entrepreneur Vikrant Bhargava, Anshu Jain of Deutsche Bank, TV personality and eminent businessman Suhel Seth and Paddy Walker of J Leon Group.
Also on the panel was Co-Founder and CEO of Pratham, Dr. Madhav Chavan who was instrumental in building the concept of a "societal mission" for universal primary education in India through Pratham.