IILM hosted the 4th Dr. Kulwant Rai Memorial Lecture at Lodhi Road New Delhi campus on November 4th, 2014. Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament & former Minister of HRD, delivered the lecture on the “Dilemmas of the Modern world".
Dr. Kulwant Rai Memorial Lecture is dedicated to the remembrance of IILM Founder and Chairman, Dr. Kulwant Rai, on the occasion of his 90th birth anniversary.
Prof Rakesh Chaudhary, Senior Director, IILM Institute for Higher Education said that Dr. Kulwant Rai had a passion for education, and believed he must devote his life in the service of those less fortunate. He established the Banyan Tree School at Lodhi Road in 1986, and IILM a few years later.
“Today seven Banyan Tree schools are living his vision… in Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jagdishpur, Lucknow and Bhopal, lighting up the lives of more than 5000 children. IILM too has grown under his wings from 60 students and one campus in 1993 to 5 campuses, with multiple programs and over 2000 students. IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Greater Noida was inaugurated by Dr Joshi on 4th July 2002.
Dr. Joshi’s address focused on the concept of a unified world which is built on happiness and peace. He said sustainable development cannot be achieved unless we practice sustainable consumption. Additionally he raised some intriguing questions like “Can there be infinite growth on a planet with finite resources?”, “Is current GDP the best measure for growth and development?” He added that if we are measuring wrong things, how can we arrive at right conclusions.
Since 2011, IILM has organized Dr. Kulwant Rai Memorial lecture by distinguished leaders on key issues such as Values: Duty, Peace, Non Violence & Truth, and Indian Culture. In the past, prominent leaders such as Mr. M.N. Krishnamani, Prof Vishwanath Pandit and Prof Venkatraman have delivered DR Kulwant Rai Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Joshi paid homage to Dr. Kulwant Rai and praised him for the great and noble work he did in his lifetime.
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament & former Minister of HRD hosted the 4th Dr. Kulwant Rai Memorial Lecture at Lodhi Road New Delhi campus
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament & former Minister of HRD, addressing the audience at IILM, Lodhi Road campus on the “Dilemmas of the Modern world
Lighting of lamp by the Member of Parliament & former Minister of HRD Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi