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Indian Institute of Finance hosted the 38th IIF Webinar series on “Essence of Life and Growth” by European Union Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jacek Jankowski from POLAND based in ZAMBIA as the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Zambia & COMESA, ZAMBIA. The Webinar was moderated by Prof. Aman Agarwal, Professor of Finance & Dean (IR) Indian Institute of Finance ( and Executive Editor, Finance India ( The Webinar was attended by over78 global participants from USA, Germany, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia, UAE, Sudan, Japan, India and others.

H.E. Mr. Jacek Jankowski said one needs someone with whom one can care and share one’s success, if not it means we are missing someone in our life. There should be all types of good and bad moments in one’s life, by comparing them we can stay happy and celebrate our life but at the same time over comparing cause sorrow in our life. Investing and harvesting is equally important in one’s life, so as much we invest in our self as much we grow in our life said Mr. Jankowski. One must enjoy good moments and take lessons from Bad moments in life. Mr. Jankowski gave numerous examples from his persona life and his journey from Poland to USA to Belgium and now in Africa. He appreciated the African culture and music and said that the has started to appreciate Africa, Africans and the essence of life better while he works in Africa for almost a decade now.

According to him, spirituality works as a motivational factor to work and get satisfaction in one’s life. Meditation helps us to get internal peace and stability by pooling our heart and brain’s feelings. Its important to develop an appropriate balance between private and professional life. This helps not only work life balance but also understanding the essence of life and growth. We can get our happiness by our work and satisfaction, so government should help the people to come their dream true; government should not limit the invention of people feels H.E. Mr. Jankowski. Governments must provide right kind of environment for peoples dreams to be fulfilled in the air of freedom, good governance and transparency. As we know even sky has no limit; so, youth should believe in their dream and try to implement their action plan to make them come true said Mr. Jankowski.

Large number of Questions from amongst over 78 global participants were asked by Mr. Asoke K. Laha (President & CEO, Interra IT USA); Dr. Mohd. Haleem Khan (Former Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Finance, INDIA), Prof. Dr. Yamini agarwal, (IIF Business School (AKTU), INDIA) ; Ms. Anjali Gupta (SOUTH AFRICA) 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.