Kunwar Viyogi Annual Lecture endeavours to invite prominent personalities to drive debate on social, political and cultural challenges and to share their vision of shaping a more equitable, enhanced and evolved world. It encourages people to enter into dialogue and break new ground for collective well being.
2020: “Way Forward Post Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu & Kashmir” – MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh
Dr. Jitendra Singh is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space. He is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive member and was the chief spokesperson for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Before entering the world of politics, Dr. Singh was an accomplished professor of diabetes and endocrinology, a consultant, clinical practitioner, author of eight books, and a newspaper columnist. He is the ex-chairman for the National Scientific Committee Diabetes and the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India.
Born on November 6, 1956, Dr. Singh has authored 8 books including Monograms on Diabetes and World Book Fair “Best Seller”, “Diabetes Made Easy”; Author of Chapters on Diabetes consecutively in around dozen successive editions of API Text Books for Post Graduate Course (Medicine); Syndicated weekly column “Tales of Travesty”, popularly read and regularly published for three decades. He has to his credit over 10,000 published articles in newspapers & journals. Dr. Singh was also awarded with the coveted “Jamna Devi Gian Devi Award for Journalism, Gold Medal for Oration at JIPMER, Puducherry and Outstanding Personality Award in 2009.
An avid reader of biographies, Dr Singh also writes on various topical subjects related Medicine and loves listening to film music from the golden era of 1950s and early 1960s.