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The event will be organised on October 15 and will last for 27 hours straight; will be broadcasted live from 8 countries; will have over 120 speakers across 9 sessions

Bengaluru, NFA Post: In a unique initiative to galvanise the power of global development initiatives and entrepreneurial synergy, Lead India Foundation is organising the world’s longest and biggest webinar on ‘Sustainable Inclusive Development’ on October 15.

Lead India is social transformation movement promoted by Late Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to educate, inspire and transform over 600 million youth of India into responsible citizens with a mission to engage them in developing the nation.

Interacting with the NFAPost, Lead India Foundation Chairman Hari Eppanapally said Lead India wants the webinar on Sustainable Inclusive Development to be a trendsetter in the development and entrepreneurial history of humanity, as it is organised to mark the year-long celebration of 90th birthday of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Webinar registration link:

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“Lead India is focussed on materialising the great vision promulgated by former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam leading to ‘livable Planet Earth’ via adopting his ‘Vision 2020 PURA’ (Providing Urban Amenities In Rural Areas). Lead India is organising the webinar on Sustainable Inclusive Development as a clarion call for the need for humanity along with governments and policymakers to rise up to the situation and bring a sustainable model of development for the only livable planet,” said Lead India Foundation Chairman Hari Eppanapally.

Lead India is also organising an innovation challenge, where participants can come up with innovative ideas and solutions for affordable and sustainable inclusive development. The last date to submit the application for the innovation challenge is on October 12 till 7 pm.

“This innovation challenge is to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of the youngster to bring disruptive changes within healthcare, education, the environment, social empowerment and economic growth. The Innovation Challenge is a global event opened for all people who believe in disruptive impact of technology for social change,” said Hari Eppanapally.

The innovation challenge will select 3 winners in seven categories and 21 finalists. Then will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the webinar on ‘Sustainable Inclusive Development’.

Lead India Foundation organisers believe the webinar will become part of Guinness Book of World Records as the event will last for 27 hours straight. The event will be broadcasted from 8 different countries and include over 120 speakers across 9 sessions. Among the speakers are Presidents, Prime ministers and Heads of NGOs, Enterprises and government representatives of various countries.

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The keynote speakers at the event include Atal Innovation Mission Director Ramanan Ramanathan, Liberty Foundation Executive Council Member Varad Krishnan, Founder Accelenovate Srinivas Kilambi, Mesh Labs (Israel) founder Moshe Porat, FYDA Venture Partner (Silicon Valley) Sudhir Kadam, AugmentSol Founder (Singapore) Deep Singhania, Island Innovation (Chile) Ambassador Coordinator Isabel Godoy, Bringle Excellence (India) Co-Founder Sharmila Divatia, i-Hub Gujarat (India) Chief Executive Officer Hiranmay Mahanta and Golden Eggs Accelerator (Poland) Founder Eva Mantziou.

Commenting on the event, 100 Open Startups Cofounder Varad Rajan Krishna said it is really great opportunity to be part of the webinar on ‘Sustainable Inclusive Development’.

“We all know the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) led by United Nation encapsulates the dream of humanity to wipe out poverty and bring people to the mainstream of life. The webinar and the innovation challenge will channelise the collective endeavours of various minds to achieve this SDGs throughout the world,” said 100 Open Startups Cofounder Varad Rajan Krishna.

Register at to participate in the programme

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