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News18 announces first edition of ‘News18 India Chaupal’

MUMBAI: Hindi news channel News18 India has announced the first edition of ‘News18 India Chaupal’.

Scheduled for 17 March, the flagship event will see a confluence of the biggest newsmakers across politics and entertainment.

The event, with the tagline ‘Danke Ki Chot Par’, will deliver hard-hitting journalism that promotes constructive criticism and promises positive change. Continuing on the same lines, the day-long conclave will bring together powerful and influential personalities on a single platform.

From key takeaways of UP elections and the ‘Modi Leher’ to the issue of triple talaq and freedom of expression, the thought leaders will share their perspectives on the ideas that unite us and debate the issues that divide us. The sessions will be moderated by top anchors and journalists of the channel.

The inaugural session of the News18 India Chaupal will be on ‘Highway Par BJP’ with Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari as the speaker. It will be moderated by the channel’s deputy managing editor Sumit Awasthi.

Leading politicians, youth leaders, entertainers such as Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Digvijaya Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Randeep Surjewala, Kanhaiya Kumar, Saket Bahuguna, Mahesh Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Srjit Mukherji, Tapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpai, Tanya Sharma, Arjun Bijlani, Hina Khan, Ehsaan Noorani, Shilpa Rao and Mohit Chauhan, among others, will be participating in the News18 India Chaupal.

Commenting on the new initiative, News18 India consulting editor Prabal Pratap Singh said, “We at News18 India are constantly innovating with new shows and formats to create a distinct identity in the general news category. It gives us great pleasure to introduce News18 India Chaupal. We believe that substantial conversations can generate solutions to even the most difficult problems. We hope that News18 India Chaupal will prove to be a significant step in this direction.”