The 9th edition of Knowledge Exchange Goa is upon us again, sending us down the memory lane when the late Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar underscored the significance of knowledge in transforming our destiny. Even though Mr Parrikar is no more with us, the words of wisdom he uttered at this very forum resonate with us even today. That’s the power of sharing knowledge, which also serves as the main theme of this edition of eGov Magazine.
Our cover story, ‘Sharing Knowledge Key to Transform India’, navigates through the journey of Knowledge Exchange forum as a unique platform for policymakers, industry leaders, innovators and thought leaders to express, share and deliberate on new ideas that are so critical to take India closer to become a knowledge-based society. It also delves into how experiences, innovative ideas and knowledge shared at the forum have been shaping up the developmental path of the country and its people.
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This issue of eGov carries interviews of some of the leading proponents of innovation for public good, who are effecting change through their brilliant ideas in policy making and are hands-on when it comes to providing effective, fair and accessible governance to the people of the country. The names of these change makers include Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal; Dr B Janardhan Reddy, Secretary, School and Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana; Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary (Mission Director Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India; Dr Rakesh Varma, Special Secretary, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Joint Executive Director, Udyog Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh; Peeyush Kumar, Secretary, Finance, Government of Andhra Pradesh; and Andra Vamsi Additional Registrar (Banking), Cooperative Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, among many others.
The May edition of eGov has also included international perspective this time to help our readers get better insights into how India’s relations with the countries around the world is evolving as India continues on its growth path. The article, ‘India-Afghanistan Relations: Moving from Strength to Strength’ and an interview with Melba Pria, the Ambassador of Mexico to India, in particular, stand out in this context.
I hope the bouquet of interviews and articles in this issue of eGov will keep our esteemed readers updated on the progress made in the fields of governance and innovations in India and serve as a powerful resource for them to bank upon.