Modi to deliver first Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver  the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ here on Friday in which Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a senior minister of the Singapore government, will deliver the keynote address on ‘Growth through Inclusivity, Inclusivity through Growth’.

The Department of Economic affairs , Ministry of Finance, has organised the memorial lecture  in recognition of Jaitley’s ‘invaluable contribution’ to the nation, according to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO).

The event will see a panel discussion involving OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and Arvind Panagariya, a professor at the Columbia University, PMO said. A close confidante of  Modi, Jaitley  was the finance minister in the first Modi government.He passed away  in 2019 at the age of 66.

During the event, Modi will also interact with delegates participatingin the Kautilya Economic Conclave (KEC), a three-day event being organised from July 8 to 10.

KEC is being organised by the Institute of Economic Growth with support from the Ministry of Finance,  PMO said.