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Shri Ram Economics Summit 2013

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8th and 9th February saw SRCC become a hub of everything economics-related. The Shri Ram Economics Summit, put together by the Economics Society of the college was characterized by speaker sessions by eminent people from the field of business and economics to competitions that were held to test the economic prowess of interested students. On Friday, the campus was graced by Mr. C.M. Rangarajan, Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, who spoke at length about current macroeconomic policies in India. With him C.P Chandrasekhar Microeconomist and professor, JNU also had to be there but didn’t turn up. Mr Rangarajan enlightened the crowd about capital flows in India. The same day and the same venue also witnessed the arrival of Mr. Ashok Gulati, Chairman of Commision for Agricultural Costs and Prices, who expressed his views on the “Elusive quest for growth in agriculture”.  “1% growth in agriculture is more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other sector of the economy.”, said Mr. Gulati fervently.  He also spoke extensively on China’s exemplary economic growth that rests largely on its flourishing agriculture. In the evening session of the summit a panel discussion was organised with Mythili Bhushnurmath a consulting Editor of The Economic Times and Reetika Khera, a social activist and professor of Economics, IIT Delhi. On Saturday, the day began with Mr. D.K Kumar  enlightening the students about the importance of CSR in the corporate sector. He gave the examples of several known brands and conglomerates that have now understood the importance of CSR and are working towards making it an important element of their success. Alongside, a number of events took place, like Paper presentation, a debate on Macroeconomic policy and a short film making competition which had enthusiastic students participating in good numbers. Aishwarya Chaurasia            &    Vatsala Gaur [email protected]         [email protected]]]>

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