First edition of India Today Conclave – South 2017 to be held in Chennai

09 Jan,2017

By A Correspondent


The first edition of India Today Conclave, South will see Chief Ministers and top ministers from the south, legends of cinema and southern heartthrobs, all on one platform. The two-day conclave, scheduled on January 9 and 10, 2017 will be held at ITC Grand Chola. Ready to set a new gold standard in summits, it is going to explore areas of politics, business, art, culture and sports.


The Conclave will be inaugurated by VK Sasikala, General Secretary, AIADMK, by lighting a lamp. She will also launch a photographic tribute to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The impressive line-up of the distinguished stalwarts coming together will include Chief Ministers of the Southern States, O Paneerselvam, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu; PinarayiVijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala; Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka; N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh and V Narayanasamy, Chief Minister, Puducherry. Other political leaders include, M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting; K Pandiarajan, Minister for School and Sports and Youth Welfare, Tamil Nadu; Dr PalanivelThiagarajan, DMK MLA, Madurai Central (DMK); Jairam Ramesh, RajyaSabha MP, former Union minister, economist; OommenChandy, former Chief Minister of Kerala; DrAmbumaniRamadoss, LokSabha MP, former Union Minister; MK Stalin, former Deputy Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu; RV Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Karnataka; Thiru MC Sampath, Minister for Industries, Tamil Nadu; MM PallamRaju, Former Union Minister; Priyank M Kharge, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information Technology and Tourism, Karnataka; KadakampillySurendran, Minister for Cooperation, Tourism and Devaswoms, Kerala.


The stars speaking at the event include the legend of cinema, Kamal Haasan and southern stars Tamannaah Bhatia, AmyraDastur, Shriya Saran, and ManjuWarrier. Other celebrity speakers include singer, Benny Dayal; playback singer, ChinmayiSripada; retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, and current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, KiranBedi; and actor and activist KhushbooSundar.



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