• Date
    15-Dec 2018
  • Location
  • Participants
  • Speakers
    10 Speakers
Dec 2018
New Acropolis Cultural Organization Presents
Empowering Real Change
Leadership for a Better World
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Towards 150 Years of the Birth of Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time” – M.K. Gandhi

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, we take inspiration from his iconic life and leadership characterised by the quest for Truth. Perhaps in this timeless pursuit lies the key to real, holistic, and sustainable change for our world today. This event brings together esteemed change-makers who have been striving to make a better world through tireless work in their various fields such as Education, Philosophy, Ecology, Anthropology, Governance, Microfinance and Corporate Responsibility.

Drawing on their experiences, New Acropolis Cultural Organization will publish a resolution outlining a vision of leadership rooted in the search for Truth, in honour of Gandhi’s Legacy. This will be shared with our affiliate organisations across 60 countries, as part of a collective effort to build a brighter tomorrow.

DATE: 15 Dec 2018   Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm   Venue: Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai (Directions)

  • Zarina Screwvala (Swades Foundation)

    I believe that events like these are especially needed today, in order to educate our youth, to inspire them to dare to dream and empower them to participate in the building of a better world. And I congratulate New Acropolis to have taken this initiative as a tribute to Gandhiji’s Legacy.

  • Satish Kumar (Schumacher College)

    I am delighted that New Acropolis India, is hosting an important conference on Empowering Real Change…In order to accomplish such a transformation and bring about a holistic perspective, we need a new kind of leadership emerging from grass roots level and based on the principle of selfless service.


We bring together distinguished leaders who dare to take the path less traveled. These change-makers demonstrate the ability to transform challenges into opportunities.
These include distinguished leaders such as Padma Shri awardee Anu Aga (Teach for India), philanthropist Ronnie Screwvala (The Swades Foundation), Rolex Award recipient Sonam Wangchuk (SECMOL, HIAL), Dr. Vandana Shiva (Navdanya), Chetna Gala Sinha (Mann Deshi Bank), Dr. Saamdu Chetri (Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan), Tridip Suhrud (Gandhian Historian), Fernand Schwarz (International Institution Hermes), Pierre Poulain (Author, Philosopher and Photographer), Yaron Barzilay (New Acropolis Cultural Organization)

Anthropology, Philosophy
    Ecological Sustainability
      Philosophy, Management
        Philosophy, Photography
          CSR, Education
            Gandhian Historian
              GNH Centre
                Education, Innovation
                    Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy

                      Drawing on the experiences of each of our esteemed speakers, we facilitate a fruitful dialogue through a series of panel discussions, with the goal to synthesize a vision of leadership rooted in the search for Truth.

                      • 15 Dec 2018
                        Day 1
                      9:30am - 10:00am - Registration

                      10:00am - 10:30am
                      Empowering Real Change: The Vision
                      Opening Address by Yaron Barzilay

                      10:30am - 11:20am
                      Spearheading Sustainable Development
                      Panel Discussion with Sonam Wangchuk and Anu Aga

                      11.20am - 11.40am - Coffee Break

                      11:40am – 12:30pm
                      Responsible Business
                      Panel Discussion with Ronnie Screwvala and Chetna Gala Sinha

                      12.30pm - 1.00pm
                      In Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva

                      1:00pm - 1.50pm - Lunch

                      1:50pm - 2:20pm
                      Musical Performance
                      Maati Baani with Mooralala

                      2.20pm - 3.10pm
                      Towards a Prosperous Society
                      Panel Discussion with Dr. Saamdu Chetri and Dr. Tridip Suhrud

                      3.10pm – 3:30pm - Coffee Break

                      3:30pm - 4:30pm
                      Becoming the Change
                      Yaron Barzilay in conversation with Fernand Schwarz and Pierre Poulain

                      4:30pm - 5:00pm
                      Leadership for a Better Tomorrow: Resolution
                      Concluding declaration synthesizing a comprehensive vision of leadership for the future


                      New Acropolis

                      New Acropolis Cultural Organization is an independent member of an International non-profit association International Organization New Acropolis(IONA), represented in centres over 60 countries. IONA promotes an ideal of timeless values to contribute to individual and collective evolution. Its associative structure guarantees respect for the diversity, autonomy and initiative of each of its member associations. Its operational structure enables it to act independently of all political, religious or financial interests.

                      We have always tried to understand the forms of expression of all cultures, past and present, in an attempt to discover the roots of their works of art, their scientific advances, their religious experiences, their social and human projects through Philosophy, Culture and Volunteering.

                      Taking inspiration from the timeless principles of the Indian tradition, New Acropolis Cultural Organization  works with a specific focus to rediscover India’s rich artistic, scientific and human heritage and offer it as a vital contribution to collective human progress relevant to our times today.

                      For more information, contact us on mumbai@acropolis.org.in or +91 98202 87683


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