From the summit day
An enlightening evening on philanthropy
The 4th Annual FGC Summit took place on 28th October at the Palladium hotel in Mumbai. Unlike previous years, the GiveIndia team organized two interesting and enriching sessions for the FGC members this year. CEO of GiveIndia, Mr Dhaval Udani, started off the occasion with a welcome note thanking the members for their continued support.
The afternoon session on “Emerging Livelihood Models” began with a keynote speech by Mr S. Ramadorai on the importance of inclusive growth for sustaining business growth and leaders from 5 NGOs, working in the area of creating sustainable livelihood, talking about their livelihood models, measures of success and the pressing challenges. The afternoon ended with a brainstorming session, where FGC members and NGO speakers came together to find solutions to the challenges faced by the NGOs.
The evening session on “Insights from Remarkable Givers” began with a personal and passionate speech by two renowned businessmen, Mr M.V Subbiah, former Chairman of Murugappa Group and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Mr Harsh Mariwala, Chairman and MD of Marico and Founder of Ascent Foundation. The contrast in the two speakers’ individual philanthropic journey enticed the members. The evening ended with a moderated session by Mr Venkat Krishnan, Founder of GiveIndia, with two extraordinary philanthropists, Mr Dushyant Joshi, Founder and MD of Azure and Mr Sanjay Jain, MD of TT Limited. The speakers shared their individual stories on how they are creating a tenfold impact with a small personal investment per year.