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Ambassador of Mali inaugurated 18th Geographers Meet International Conference at LPU

Release Date:
28 Oct 2017

· “Conferencewould provide an apt platform in re-envisioning new world order from theperspective of developing countries”: Messaged Vice President of India M VenkaiahNaidu

· Topic of theconference was “Re-envisioning Globalization, Development and New World Order:Perspectives from Developing Countries”

· “For currentpush of India on global scenario, India ought to be Permanent Member of UnitedNations”:  HE  Ambassador Mr Samake

· Upholdingspirit of Internationalism H.E. Mr Ambassador also celebrated National Day ofZambia along with African, international & national students of LPU

· “India hasidentified its niche in the global market and has been opening its strengthprogressively”: HE  Ambassador Mr Samake

· Former Chancellor of CentralUniversity of Punjab Padam Bhushan Dr SS Johl was the guest of honour of theoccasion

Jalandhar: Pulsing that the world is at great point of stir up for elaboratedialogue and experimentation to have creative solutions to challenges beingfaced by both developing and developed countries; the School of Arts &Languages at Lovely Professional University organized 18th APG (Association ofPunjab Geographers) Meet and International Conference. His ExcellencyAmbassador of Republic of Mali to India Mr Samake Niankoro Yeah was speciallyinvited to inaugurate the conference & the Meet, where 200+ papers werepresented by eminent intellectuals, scientists and geographers from across Indiato solve out the problems being faced world over. The comprehensive theme ofthe conference was ‘Re-envisioning Globalization, Development and New WorldOrder: Perspectives from Developing Countries’. Upholding great spirit ofInternationalism, H.E. Mr Ambassador also celebrated ‘National Day of Zambia’along with African, international & national students of LPU. FormerChancellor of Central University of Punjab Padam Bhushan Dr SS Johl was theguest of honour of the occasion. Prof Gopal Krishan presented the keynoteaddress.

Addressingthe vast gathering of participants, teachers, international and nationalstudents, H.E. Ambassador Mr Samake praised India and its present PrimeMinister Narender Modi for its policies towards true globalization, especiallytowards African nations. Localizing the global topic, Mr Ambassador tookexamples of India and even LPU for making strong advances to many countriesacross the world for common interests. India has identified its niche in theglobal market and has been opening its strength progressively. In fact, Indiais opening up its wings to take advantage of each African and other countriesin the wake of globalization. “Manufacturing has left Europe, which it hasoutsourced to India and Africa and is relying on the developing world. I feel,with current push of India on global scenario, India ought to be PermanentMember of United Nations. India is definitely opening up progressively and isexposed on varied fronts with other nations. India has a global market that wouldcertainly strengthen it to compete.” Forwarding ‘Recommendations’, MrAmbassador shared that, in both Republics of Mali and India, public servicesincluding transportation, telecommunication, electricity, good governanceshould be highly improved. Leadership should be with integrity by curbingcorruption, as later is the biggest risk than any other factor.”

Takingexample of the yester years’ USSR, Dr Johl emphasized that world is a greatglobal village and no one can exist well by being isolated from the rest.Taking example of India’s great strength and survival during recession period,he emphasized that aloofness is no answer to an existence; change with the timemakes the matter better. Every country ought to be strong enough to face any ofthe challenges as per its great global policies of openness. Dr Johl alsoappreciated the progress at LPU and referred it as the largest residentialuniversity.

Puttingforward policy implications for overcoming shortcomings of various processes ofglobalization 243 research papers were also presented for attaining sustainabledevelopment world over. Based on various findings, Prof Ateeque Ahmad (AligarhMuslim University) provided feasible suggestions which may prove valuable forthe future development of tourism in Jammu & Kashmir. Doctoral ResearchFellow AR Kunnathodi from Centre for West Asian Studies discussed thecommercialization of knowledge and global trends in higher education. He hasfocused on academic mobility from global North to South and vice-versa andproliferation of branch campuses of western universities in the developingcountries. He has also evaluated critically the emergence of knowledge economyand the subsequent western monopoly in the academia all over the world. Prof DrPavittar Parkash Singh of LPU discussed stubble burning and its impact onenvironment and human health. He hints that problem exists as there is littlemarket or storage space for waste material from the crops; however, paddy strawcan be used for paper and pulp board manufacturing and it can also be used forproduction of electricity. LPU student Ambika Chhetri explained how Bhutanbecame the first carbon negative country in the world and how much loveBhutanese have for nature, as conservation for environment is a duty for eachand every citizen of the country. She illustrated that by planting hundreds ofsaplings in an hour in Thimphu, Bhutan has set the Guinness World Record in2016. Similarly, another paper explained the South Korean culture and economicmiracle which can be possible lessons for India in terms of GDP, Trade,Manufacturing, Education, Inflation, Corruption eradication, Research andDevelopment.