UNITED KINGDOM: Congress member Rahul Gandhi who was in the United Kingdom for his week-long political visit recently made his way to the University of Cambridge, where he interacted with the MBA students.
Rahul Gandhi delivered a speech at the most prestigious institute, drawing all attention towards innovative thinking, for promoting a democratic environment globally. Following the lecture, he raised his concerns about “prejudice, unemployment and growing inequality in India.”
Being a member of a “deep lineage of global leaders,” Kamal Munir, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Management School, welcomed him to the college campus.
The social enthusiast turned politician, accomplished the Bharat Jodo Yatra, by walking 4,000-km, through 12 states from September 2022 to January 2023. He shared his valuable experience with the students and talked about the “yatra”, a journey or pilgrimage in which people “shut themselves down so they can listen to others”.
He also cited the urgent need for concentration towards the declining of manufacturers in democratic countries as maximum production has shifted to China, leading to mass inequality and rage amongst people across the country.
Providing a lecture entitled “Learning to Listen in the 21st Century” Rahul Gandhi talked about the two divergent perspectives of the US and China since World War II, particularly since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
He highlighted the necessity of listening compassionately to new concerns in the 21st century. He called the art of listening very impactful thus, putting more stress upon the democratic environment.
Rahul underlined, “We just cannot afford a planet that doesn’t produce under democratic institutions. Therefore, we need to rethink how to produce in a democratic environment as opposed to a coercive environment. We also need to negotiate this.”
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