FICCI webinar on International Literacy Day

Talk on Amar Chitra Katha special edition

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FICCI, on the occasion of International Literacy Day, is organizing a webinar on Literacy over years: India’s Growth story. The webinar will take place on 8 September 2021 from 1600 hrs IST. 

The introductory remarks for the webinar will be made by Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, FICCI HE Committee. The speakers for the panel discussion are Dr Arunabh Singh, chairman, UP – West, FICCI ARISE; Prof Rajan Saxena, adviser, FICCI Higher Education Committee; and Monica Malhotra Kandhari, co-chair, FICCI Publishing Committee. The discussion will be moderated by Ratnesh Jha, chair, FICCI Publishing Committee.

The session will also feature a talk on ‘Valiant women – defenders of the nation’ by Preeti Vyas, chief executive officer and president, Amar Chitra Katha. The talk will be based on a special issue by Amar Chitra Katha on unknown women freedom fighters of India.

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In case of any queries, contact Aastha Gupta, assistant director by dropping a mail to

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