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Indian Institute of Finance hosted the 31st IIF Webinar series on “Essence of Life and Growth” by CA Mr Gopal Krishna Agarwal, Chartered Accountant, Economic Thinker & Author; BJP National Spokesperson (Economic Affairs), Bharatiya Janata Party; Director, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), INDIA; Director, Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI), INDIA; Trustee & Treasurer, India Policy Foundation (IPF), INDIA; Advisor, Ministry of Water Resources on Namami Ganga, INDIA and former Director, Bank of Baroda & NEEPCO. The Webinar was moderated by Prof. Aman Agarwal, Professor of Finance & Dean (IR) Indian Institute of Finance (www.iif.edu) and Executive Editor, Finance India (www.financeindia.org). The Webinar was attended by over 48 global participants from USA, Russia, Germany, Uzbekistan, UAE, Denmark, India and others.

Mr. Gopal K. Agarwal said that essence of life is to live in the present, expand the definition of good life, keep yourself active all the time, decide your goal with the road map, will power and continuous effort with aligned social and ecosystem all are important to live a satisfied life with continuous growth. The basic comfort and financial soundness is needed but being in comfort zone will not give happiness in long run, it is up to individual to find out what really make them happy; but at the same time government should provide the basic needs like food, shelter, education and health facility said Mr. Agarwal.

According to him, reading the spiritual books is not enough, as the holy book Gita has categorically mentioned that the action is most important to live and grow in life. One has to walk the talk to live and relive the beauty brought forth by life. During and after this pandemic our first priority should be our health and the environment to survive in long run. Having trust in government and positive approach are important to grow and deal with any situation of the country feels Mr. Agarwal.

He stressed on the words of PM Narendra Modi on Local se Vocal and how this can induce prosperity and growth in the system and lives of every one of us.He narrated his life story from the very childhood on how he nurtured the closeness to mother nature, spiritual side, self consciousness, love or animals and his strong alliance with BJP and VHP to contribute to the society at large and service mankind. He extensively discussed on how various programs of the government where he has been engaged in, launched by PM Modi, are benefiting the people at large and are bound to bring sustained prosperity to one and all.

Addressing the Youth he said that they should always develop and enhance their different types of skills, enhance the knowledge through internet and article, explore and experiment new things and have positive approach towards the life and career to grow in long run. He also pointed out that one must have Goals and sub goals to be able work on them to achieve the satisfaction of contributing to oneself and the Nation.

Large number of Questions from amongst over 48 participants from Zoom Live; FaceBook Live and Youtube LIVE were asked by Dr. Asoke Laha, (Founding President & CEO, Interra Inc, USA and INDIA); Ms. Priti Bajaj (Journalist and Art Curator, Noida, INDIA) Prof. Madan M. Goel (former Vice Chancellor and former Professor, Kurukshetra, INDIA); Prof. Dr. Yamini Agarwal (IIF Business School, AKTU, INDIA) and many others.

Indian Institute of Finance has initiated the interactive IIF Webinar Series on “Essence of Life and Growth” with the prime objective to bring forth positivity of life based on the life experiences one has gained over 3-4 decades of personal life experiences, professional life, the nation, the economy and the world at large, having seen different colours of life based on ups and downs one has witnessed.