Indian Institute of Finance hosted the 40th IIF Webinar series on “Essence of Life and Growth” by Mr. Shantanu Guha Ray (INDIA), India Editor, Central European News (CEN) Agency, AUSTRIA and formerly with Bloomberg TV, India TV, News 18 and Outlook, INDIA. The IIF 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 over 68 global participants from USA, South Africa, Singapore, Germany, Finland, Zambia, UAE, India and others.

Mr. Ray said that investing in ourselves is important but at the same time someone should be around us to support us. Life can be unpredictable but take it as a challenge and try to find best out of it. In order to induce a happiness index, the state and central government should work together for the welfare of the people. According to him, Indian companies should be promoted to produce all the essential items instead of importing from outside the country, which can generate employment and products. Success is something that gives us pleasure and peace of mind. The Youth should do what they want to do instead of being influenced by others said Mr. Shantanu Guha Ray.

Large number of Questions from amongst over 68 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) ; Dr. Sadar A.R. (UAE); Mr. Ranjit Kapoor (CEO, White Metal Pvt Ltd, UP, INDIA) ; Prof. Kishore Kulkarni (Professor, Chennia, 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.