Kiga 2019

The 3rd edition of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Summit on Innovation in Governance was held on 28th February 2019 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi in partnership with Deendayal Research Institute and United Nations Global Compact where about 100 most innovative public services personnel, including IAS, IPS officers, PSU leaders, business body leaders and administrative studies related researchers and academicians participated.


Distinguished Guests

  • Chief Guest (Inaugural Session): Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India
  • Chief Guest (Valedictory Session): Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Hon’ble Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Some of distinguished awardees for this year included:

  • Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Former Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh)
  • Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Bedi (DGDIA & DCIDS – Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, Government of India)
  • Shri Govind Gaude (Minister for Art & Culture, Tribal Welfare, Civil Supplies, Government of Goa)
  • Some of the distinguished speakers at the summit included:
  • Shri Desh Deepak Verma (Secretary General, Rajya Sabha)
  • Shri Alok Ranjan (Former Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh)
  • Shri K Srinivas (Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training)

Distinguished Jury Members:

  • Ashok Patil (Chairman – Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune and World’s First Vice Chancellor of Rural Medical University)
  • Kamal Singh (Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network India), Mr. Mr. K Srinivas (Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training)
  • Shri Atul Jain (General Secretary, Deendayal Research Institute)
  • Asha Kaul (Professor and Chair, Communication Area Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)


The event saw a total audience of 350 select individuals. It was attended by members of media, academia, working professionals from think tanks, NGOS, and government departments and public policy divisions of corporate organizations as well as students of management, public administration and other related disciplines.


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