- Bol – Love Your Bhasha, September 18, 2018
FICCI-ILIA was also a part of ‘Bol – Love Your Bhasha’ – an initiative of Quint Hindi and Google India, which was held on Tuesday, 18 September, in Delhi. The day-long event brought together the brightest minds in business, media and publishing, to talk about the explosion of Indian languages online. This is the first large-scale inclusive day-long discussion of its kind, completely focussed on the growth and monetisation of Indian languages on the internet. The event deliberated on the need of a vernacular internet from a policy, business, technological solutions and citizenship standpoint. Through panel discussions, fireside chats, key-note addresses and speeches insightful conversations were generated that reiterated the fact that without language, technology can never become an integral part of our lives. There was a special session with Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Government of India. Some of the other noteworthy speakers at event included Rajan Anandan, VP, Southeast Asia & India, Google; Mr Sanjay Pugalia, President and Editorial Director, The Quint and Bloomberg Quint; Jaivir Nagi, Director, Online Partnerships Group, Google India; Raghav Behl, Founder, Quintillion Media Pvt. Ltd; Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group; Virendra Gupta, Founder and CEO, Daily Hunt; Ritu Kapoor, Cofounder and CEO, Quintillion Media Pvt. Ltd; Arvind Pani, Co-founder and CEO, Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; Ankush Sachdeva, Cofounder and CEO, Sharechat; Sourabh Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Vernacular.ai.; Sonam Kalra, Founder, The Sufi Gospel.