BSE Institute opens the second edition of ‘Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange’ in full swing

Prominent author Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai and renowned business journalist, Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay graced the occasion

Mumbai, December 19, 2018 BSE Institute Limited (BIL) launched its secondedition of Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange, an exchange of thoughts andideas,today at the historical International Convention Hall, BSE. Thefirst day of the event witnessed active participation from India’s best-sellingauthors, art connoisseurs and hundreds of students.  

The lit fest was inaugurated by Ms. Anshula Kant – Managing Director, SBI, Ms. Deena Mehta, Director – Asit C Mehta Securities, Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, Youth4Jobs & Mr. Ambarish Datta, Managing Director & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd., The lamp lighting and bell-ringing ceremony to mark the beginning of the LitFest was followed with a keynote address by the guest of honors.

Dalal Street Lit Fest exchange, an exchange of Words, Thoughts & Expressions amalgamate the two diverse world of Literature & Finance. The fest presents an array of workshops to choose from, talks and discussions in the presence of some truly inspirational personalities, and also performances by aspiring artists of all genres.

Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange brings together Artists, industry bigwigs, thinkers, humanitarians, philanthropist, business leaders, journalists, entertainers & emerging talents under one roof.

DSLFX2018 features engrossing panel discussions on topics like Inclusiveness & Women Empowerment.  Famous authors like, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, Mr. Ashwin Sanghi, Mr. Sunil Dalal, Mr. Anand Neelakantan, Mr. Alok Kejrilwal, Mr. Anuj Tiwari, Ms. Prachi Garg, Renowned business journalist, Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay & Shri Gaurang Das ji, ISKON will be gracing the occasion. The fest also features exclusive book launch by Ms. Reshma Qureshi & Mr. Kautuk Srivastava.

The two day extravaganza includes talk sessions on Japanese language, Fitness and Lifestyle by Nawaz Modi Singhania, FAD-Diets by Nandita Dhanaki, Photo Editing & Digital Art by Rishikesh Shetye, Stand-up comedy as a career, Etiquettes by Sabira Merchant, Image Consultancy by Shraddha Agarwal, Eat-Delete by Bollywood nutritionist Pooja Makhija & Poetry by Quaiser Khalid.

Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange 2018 brings a range of workshops on Fabric Jewelry Making, Photo Realism Painting, Upcycling fashion, Fitness Bootcamp, Origami Magic, Make-up, Spill poetry, Graphology & Decoupage.

The opening ceremony of the Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange 2018 was followed by the launch of an exclusive report on the inclusiveness of the differently abled in the workplace. BSE Institute Limited in partnership with Youth4jobs Foundation and BFSI Sector Skill Council of India had undertaken this study to examine the issue of education, training and recruitment of persons with disability in the BFSI sector in India. The aim of this study was to examine the shortage of persons with disabilities role models as well as understand some organizations who have successfully adapted their work place environment to include differently abled persons into the mainstream work force.

“We intend to bring young talent and experienced minds together in the 2 day Dalal Street Lit Fest Exchange. The fest promotes free exchange of ideas, provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and also to present diverse views points” said Mr. Ambarish Datta, Managing Director & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd

About BSE Institute Limited:

BSE Institute Limited (BIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Ltd. BIL inherits from BSE the knowledge and insights into the capital markets industry, garnered over the past 143 years. BIL has the advantage of being at the center of the financial hub of India, one of the world’s most rapid emerging markets. BIL does considerable work in the field of education, Skills development and fostering Innovation.

Programs at BIL are designed to be at the forefront of the current and evolving practice of business. It offers a bouquet of courses related to financial markets for students interested in achieving and upgrading their skills. The courses range from 1 day programs to full-fledged 2 years post graduate programs in collaboration with reputed national and international universities eg. Mumbai University, Otago University, Western Sydney University etc. BIL also conducts collaborative programs with its international partners which include the Ryerson University – (Toronto, Canada), Nyenrode Business School (Netherlands), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany), Singapore Management University, University of Western Sydney – Australia, Thailand  Securities Institute  ( TSI ), Australian Trade Commission, Toronto Financial Services Center (Ontario, Canada), International Financial Center Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and IBMC Financial Group, UAE.

BSE Institute is the Founder & Promoter of the BFSI Sector Skill Council formed under the PPP model under Ministry of Finance and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). BIL promotes skill development initiatives across the country by various programs that are aimed at social inclusiveness and providing meaningful livelihood to the underprivileged.

BIL promotes the innovation culture through the Zone Startups, India (ZSI). It is a joint venture between Ryerson University (Toronto), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute and Vancouver-based Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, Canada. This is the first accelerator that provides a bridge between Indian and North American start-ups which is physically present in both countries.

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