Faculty & students (PGDM Batch 2019-21) of GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida attended an Online Webinar under Expert Talk Series on the topic “COVID-19: Economic Impact” on Friday, April 24, 2020 under the visionary guidance of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. The speaker of the session was Mr. Prasoon Sharma, Pentland - Churchill Global Public Policy Leadership Scholar - New York University & University College, London.
The objective of the session was to provide an opportunity to the students to learn from the experiences of the renowned and established personalities.
The session started with welcome address delivered by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. During the session, Mr. Prasoon Sharma explained the economic impact of COVID-19 on India. He shared that as per the report of IMF, India’s GDP growth will be 7.2%; whereas China’s GDP growth will be 9.2% in the year 2021. He highlighted that, if India can contain the COVID-19 pandemic at Stage-I and II, then it can save 940k jobs and can also protect its GDP from $29,500 million worth of loss. He encouraged the students to upgrade their skills in Information Technology (IT) and different foreign languages like Russian and Chinese and also motivated them towards entrepreneurship and their own start-ups.
Overall, it was a highly engaging and learning experience for the students & finally the session concluded with Vote of Thanks.