Former Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman and economist Arvind Panagariya speaking on how to kickstart the economy disrupted by the pandemic to Vikram Patel, professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School discussing mental health at length, day 1 saw the best minds from the industry share their thoughts. Here are the best quotes
Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and MD Hindustan Unilever Limited
"2020 has shown us that it is urgent and necessary to humanise leadership. The way we are portraying promoting and practicing leadership for decades makes leaders many times ill-prepared to recognise elevating suffering. It is time for those who care for good leadership to put compassion in the centre of the leadership,"
Vikram Patel, professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
"It is a state of well being in which the individual realises that his or her own abilities can cope with the normal stresses of everyday life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make meaningful and purposeful contributions to his or her own community."
Dr. K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
"Our preparations for the new pandemics must start with ecological balance which prevents deforestation and extensive animal breeding which provides a conveyor belt for forest dwelling viruses and vectors to enter the veterinary habitat and the human population."
Rajeev Misra, CEO, SoftBank Vision Fund
"We need more Indian tech companies to compete on a global scale. We need to close the digital divide to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to join the information revolution."
Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economic, Columbia University
"The faster we bring the spread of the virus under control, the faster the economy will return to its pre-COVID level."