News18 India, the popular Hindi news channel of the Network18 group, has announced the very first edition of News18 India Chaupal.
The flagship event scheduled for March 17, 2017, will see a confluence of biggest newsmakers across politics and entertainment.
True to its tagline ‘Danke Ki Chot Par’, News18 India practices hard-hitting journalism that promotes constructive criticism and promises positive change. Continuing on the same lines, the day-long conclave will bring together most powerful and influential personalities on a single platform. The inaugural session of the News18 India Chaupal will be on ‘Highway Par BJP’ with Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping as the speaker and will be moderated by Deputy Managing Editor, News18 India, Sumit Awasthi.
From key takeaways from UP elections and ‘Modi Leher’ to the issue of triple talaq and freedom of expression, during each of the sessions, these thought leaders will share their insights and perspectives on the ideas that unite us and debate the issues that divide us. The sessions will be moderated by top anchors and journalists of the channel.
Leading politicians, visionaries, youth leaders, entertainers such as Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Digvijaya Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Randeep Surjewala, Kanhaiya Kumar, Saket Bahuguna, Mahesh Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Srjit Mukherji, Tapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpai, Tanya Sharma, Arjun Bijlani, Hina Khan, Ehsaan Noorani, Shilpa Rao, Mohit Chauhan amongst others will be participating at the News18 India Chaupal.
Commenting on the new initiative, Prabal Pratap Singh, Consulting Editor, News18 India said, “We at News18 India are constantly innovating with new shows and formats to create a distinct identity in the general news category. It gives us great pleasure to introduce News18 India Chaupal. We believe that substantial conversations can generate solutions to even most difficult problems. We hope that News18 India Chaupal will prove to be a significant step in this direction.”