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Walmart head tackles FDI issue in speech to Ansal University students

Walmart head tackles FDI issue in speech to Ansal University students
Raj Jain, President, Walmart India and CEO and managing director, Bharti Walmart India visited the Ansal University [AU] Campus on 25 September to deliver a lecture on the contemporary issue of FDI and shared his perspectives on retailing in India. He was welcomed by the vice chancellor of Ansal University, Raj Singh, and Pranav Ansal, vice chairman and managing director, Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd.

The lecture was a part of the Platform Lecture Series 2012 organised by the Ansal University at Gurgaon campus. Jain delved on myths related to FDI and clarified the various nuances of FDI and its impact on India. He addressed the students about various key concerns related to FDI in retail. Raj Jain emphasised that FDI in retail is a great step forward to facilitate structural shift in the economy. It will bring along several benefits to all stakeholders across the value chain. The lecture was well received and generated an interesting question-answer session.

Platform Lecture series is organied every year by Ansal University. It is run under the aegis of Chiranjiv Charitable Trust, Ansal University and Sushant School of Art and Architecture and Sushant School of Design. This time, Raj Jain, president, Walmart [India] and MD and CEO, Bharti-Walmart Pvt.Ltd, was invited to interact with the students.

His dynamic presentation of thoughts on the contemporary issue of FDI totally mesmerised the audience. These lectures are a very useful source of information for students of Ansal University.

These lectures not only give exposure to AU students but also encourage them to study extensively and do research in a number of academic areas. The hard work behind these lectures inspires students to work perseveringly to achieve their academic goals.
Ansal University is located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon. The AU campus is a marvel in itself.

The university has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculty from diverse fields. Besides the regular faculty members, the university has a history of long standing academic relationship with eminent personalities like the late M F Hussain, Jatin Das, Joshep Allen Stein, Mario Botta, and many others from various fields. The Ansal University is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students.
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