Interaction with Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of Rajasthan

AMCHAM’s CSR Committee organized an exclusive interaction with Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of Rajasthan, to capitalize on his CSR expertise on July 7th over Webex. The welcome and opening remarks were made by Mr. Harish Krishnan, Chairman – CSR Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco India & SAARC. Ms. Kshitija Krishnaswamy, Co-Chairperson – CSR Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director – Corporate Citizenship, Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Ms. Sangita Ghalay, Co-Chairperson – CSR Committee, AMCHAM and Head – CSR, Honeywell India, made remarks. Dr. Madhukar Gupta, in his address, gave a brief overview of the history of development work in India. He talked about collaboration of resources —- financial, technical and human, nurturing and capacity building of CSR teams and designing CSR programs. Mr. Harish Krishnan moderated a Q&A with the audience which touched upon the topics of tech, start-ups, innovation, involvement of academic institutions in CSR and best practices for connecting with state and local governments.

 

Mr. Roshan Shankar, Advisor to the Health Minister, Delhi Government and Ms. Nidhi Srivastava, IAS, Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate, Central Delhi, highlighted some opportunities to partner with the Delhi Government which include: 1. Funding medical, clinical and public health projects with IIIT Delhi, 2. Helping District Magistrates set up COVID Care Centers or Health Centers to repurpose existing infrastructure into health facilities, 3. Set up centers with ICU beds (with ventilators) to help minimize deaths and maximize medical capacity to reduce deaths and 4. Fund projects with academics at IIIT Delhi, AIIMS and hospitals working with the government (computational biologists, clinical research, medical trials, community medicine) etc. For more details please reach out to:

Mr. Roshan Shankar on roshans@alumni.stanford.edu and Ms. Nidhi Srivastava on nidhisrivastavaias@gmail.com