Thrust Areas of the Congress
  • Make in IndiaMake in Indiais an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multi-national, as well as domestic, companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014. India would emerge, after initiation of the programme in 2015, as the top destination globally for foreign direct investment, surpassing China as well as the United States.
  • Skill IndiaSkill Indiais an initiative of the Government of India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 July 2015 with an aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The initiatives include National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan scheme.
  • Smart CitiesSmart Citiesmission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
  • Digital IndiaDigital Indiais an initiative by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity. It was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks.
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussions:
  • Day 1 (May 20, 2016)Day 1
    May 20, 2016
    Panel Discussion Theme:
    Make in India - Reinventing Skilled India.
  • Day 2 (May 21, 2016)Day 2
    May 21, 2016
    Panel Discussion Theme:
    Leveraging Technology for Smart and Digital India.
Keynote Speakers / Planery Talks
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Venue & Accommodation

DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab would be the venue. Jalandhar, an ancient city in Punjab, ruled by the Hindus and the Mughals in succession, is believed to be the oldest city in Punjab. The city, which has major road and rail connections, is a market for agricultural products, textiles, leather goods, wood products, hand tools and sporting goods. Jalandhar today is a highly industrialized center being India's foremost producer of world class sports equipments. Popularly called the 'Sports City of India' as it has not only the finest sports industry but also has the distinction of producing some of the best sports persons in the country. Jalandhar is also considered as a hub for education as many professional Institutions are situated in the city. It has very alive atmosphere, something that is typical to the whole of Punjab. It is situated at a distance of 146 km from its capital Chandigarh and is at a distance of 380 km from New Delhi on Delhi-Amritsar National Highway. Nearest international airport is at Amritsar at a distance of 90 km.

Travelling to Jalandhar

The city of Jalandhar is situated on National Highway No 1. It is 380 km away from New Delhi and is easily accessible by train. The Shatabdi Express trains plying between New Delhi and Amritsar (via Jalandhar City) are the best mode of travel to and from Jalandhar. The nearest international airport is at Amritsar about 90 km from Jalandhar. The local climate of Jalandhar during the month of May will be hot with temperature ranging from 32°C to 40°C.

Travel, Boarding & Lodging

Travel, boarding and lodging expenses will have to be borne by the delegates or their sponsoring organizations. Boarding and lodging arrangements are to be made by the delegates themselves. However limited accommodation could be arranged in the institute hostels and guest house on payment of Rupees 500/- through demand draft. Please note that the accommodation is not included in the Congress fee and the delegates are responsible for their own accommodation.

For accommodation please contact:
Mr. Satish Bhanot (0 869 914 8176)

Day Visit Tours for Accompanying Delegates

The Congress Organizing Committee will also assist the accompanying delegates for day visit to important places in and around the City of Jalandhar. The Information on this shall also be provided on the Congress web-site in near future.