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Bengaluru, NFAPost: LeadIndia webinar organised on Friday to celebrate Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s 89-90th Birth Anniversary, set history as the longest duration webinar in human history and World Book of Record London issued certificate of recognition.

The webinar which started on October 15, 2020, at 5:00 PM IST and concluded with a valedictory function on October 16, 2020, at 5:00 PM IST. The webinar event on ‘Sustainable Inclusive Development’ had altogether 10 Sessions for about 24 hours.

The unique initiative organised by Lead India Foundation Chairman Hari Eppanapally galvanised the power of global development initiatives and entrepreneurial synergy had participation from more than 100 nations. The event was broadcasted from 8 different countries and included over 120 speakers across 9 sessions. Among the speakers were Presidents, Prime ministers and Heads of NGOs, Enterprises and government representatives of various countries.

Vision 2020 PURA

Expressing happiness over the grand success of the event, Lead India Foundation Chairman Hari Eppanapally said Lead India is focussed on materialising the great vision promulgated by former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam leading to ‘livable Planet Earth’ via adopting his ‘Vision 2020 PURA’ (Providing Urban Amenities In Rural Areas).

“Lead India organised the trendsetting webinar on Sustainable Inclusive Development as a clarion call for the need for humanity along with governments and policymakers to rise up to the situation and bring a sustainable model of development for the only livable planet,” said Eppanapally.

He expressed heartiest congratulations to everyone who participated at the event and those who worked in the back-end with extraordinary coordination for achieving the unbelievable milestone of the world record in the history of the webinar.

Lead India is also organising an innovation challenge, where participants can come up with innovative ideas and solutions for affordable and sustainable inclusive development.

Sustainable development

Commenting on the success of the Lead India event, 100 Open Startups Cofounder Varad Rajan Krishna said it has brought a global synergy among policy makers and entrepreneurs for the need of adopting innovation for sustainable development.

“The overwhelming participation of academia, policymakers and government officials along with global innovators and entrepreneurs at Lead India webinar gave a unique flavour for the event. The platform can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” said Krishna.

Prop-tech startup PropClap founder Prince Jacob said LeadIndia webinar really gave an eclectic view on the thought process of global citizenry to achieve SDG goals.

“It is time for academia, policymakers and entrepreneurs join hands to come up with innovative solutions. I liked the presentation of Kiran Bedi as part of the event. Lead India webinar gave a new perspective on myriad views of individuals to bring systemic changes,” said Jacob.

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