On June 18th 2014, AIF Board member Bill Comfort and his wife Nathalie hosted an event with renowned author and longtime AIF supporter Gurucharan Das, to discuss expectations of India’s future in the wake of the recent elections.
Bringing together several longtime friends of AIF, the event began with a social cocktail hour, after which Gurucharan Das took the floor to speak about the economic aspects of the recent political activity in India. Among the topics discussed was the strong desire for change across India.
Guests participated in a question & answer session with topics ranging from the positive changes implemented in the work ethic of the bureaucracy, to women’s issues. The main topic of discussion was the economic future of India, and how important the youth population is to that future. Gurcharan Das emphasized that now, with over half of the Indian population under the age of 25, is a time when sweeping economic reform is most possible – reform that could have long lasting economic effects on all Indians.