Power of Confidence: How India deals with the Chinese Virus

Power of Confidence: How India deals with the Chinese Virus

Albertian Centre for Human Resource Development and Research, St. Albert’s College Autonomous is organising Albertian Knowledge Webinar Series 2020 (AKWS2020)

19th Webinar of the series is on “Power of Confidence: How India deals with the Chinese Virus by Ambassador Deepak Vohra, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Lesotho, South Sudan and Guinea-Bissau and to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Kargil and Leh | Indian Foreign Service class of 1973 India’s senior-most Ambassador on Saturday 2nd May 2020 from 3 pm to 4 pm. For more information contact Prof. Shine Antony +91-9895403578 | [email protected] | Director, Albertian Centre for Human Resource Development & Research and Assistant Professor, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous) #albertianknowldgewebinarseries #akws2020 #stayhome #staysafe

19th Webinar of the series is on “Power of Confidence: How India deals with the Chinese Viru s by Ambassador Deepak Vohra
AMBASSADOR DR. DEEPAK VOHRA
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Lesotho, South Sudan and Guinea-Bissau and to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Kargil and Leh. From the Indian Foreign Service class of 1973, Deepak Vohra was India’s senior-most Ambassador and has been described as one of the finest minds in the world. He has studied at the most prestigious Uin India and overseas including St Stephen’s College, National Defence College and Sorbonne University, Paris. His academic record is outstanding: first in School, first in College, first among the men in the Indian Foreign Service, first in the training programme at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, first at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He taught at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University from 1972-73

Among India’s most loved television figures he was short-listed by a woman’s magazine as one of the “most sensational personalities” in India. He has acted in commercial films. He has served in France, Vietnam, Tunisia, United States, Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Chad, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Spain and as Ambassador of India to Armenia, Georgia, Sudan, South Sudan, Poland and Lithuania. He was Officer on Special Duty to the Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister of India. Ambassador Vohra spent four years with Sulabh International, the world’s largest NGO dealing with sanitation and is the author of best-selling books. He has specialized in developmental and National Renaissance issues (especially in remote areas) for emerging nations. In October 2005, Armenia awarded him a gold medal and named a school after him. Sudan gave him its highest civilian honour and in 2006, he was made Prince of an African tribe.

He has vast international experience, having represented India at several conferences. Not many know that when Indian oil workers were kidnapped in Sudan in 2007, Ambassador Vohra offered himself in exchange for the hostages. In 2014, he went to a remote Ebola-affected area of Guinea to help the villagers, venturing where angels feared to tread. National and international leaders who have interacted with him have uniformly commented on his transparent sincerity and integrity. Upset at his candour, some advise him to hide from the coming storm: he replies calmly: “I am the storm”

He is an advisor and mentor to universities and companies in India and lectures regularly to national and international audiences (over 12 million have heard him so far) on “Global Megatrends” and “Trust”. His insights are much appreciated. He is an advisor to the Government of South Sudan from July 2011. In April 2013, Ambassador Deepak Vohra was appointed Special Advisor (Minister) to the Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea-Bissau. In April 2014, he was named Special Advisor by the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho. In 2015 and 2016, he was appointed Special Advisor to the Autonomous Hill Development Councils in the remote Ladakh region of India. Ambassador Vohra speaks French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Bahasa Melayu, Hausa, Motu and Armenian fluently