‘Bol-Love Your Bhasha’: Music Can Transcend Barriers of Language

Panel discussions to fireside chats, the event will talk about forces shaping India’s internet.

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An initiative of Quint Hindi and Google India, ‘Bol - Love Your Bhasha’, is an effort to help Indian languages gain the same prominence and popularity on the internet as English.
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, while stressing on the importance of regional languages, said that English speakers and English news consumers are a microscopic minority in India.

Gadkari was addressing guests at ‘Bol - Love Your Bhasha' - an initiative of Quint Hindi and Google India to help Indian languages gain the same prominence and popularity on the internet as English.

The day-long event brings together the brightest minds in business, media and publishing to talk about the explosion of Indian languages online.

Snapshot
  • The event is being graced by Vice President of Google India Rajan Anandan and many others.
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari while addressing the guests stressed on the importance of regional languages
  • Arvind Pani, Co-founder and CEO of Reverie Language Technologies said there’s need to stop judging people over the way they speak English
  • From panel discussions to fireside chats, the event has insightful conversations about forces shaping India’s internet and economy

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3:05 AM, 18 Sep

Why an Event Like 'Bol'?

Indian language internet users in India (234 million) have already overtaken the number of English users (175 million).

Today, 9 out of every 10 new internet users in India over the next 5 years are likely to be Indian language users.

These are stunning figures, especially for a country with the second-largest number of internet users in the world. The conversation is now not on why businesses must enter the non-English user market, but how. “Bol” aims to answer this question by bringing together the brightest minds in tech, business, media and policy.

3:06 AM, 18 Sep

Who Are the Speakers?

The speakers at the event include:

  • Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways
  • Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Google, India;
  • Arvind Pani, Co-Founder and CEO of Reverie Language Technologies;
  • Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group;
  • Virendra Gupta, Founder and CEO of Daily Hunt
  • Raghav Bahl, Founder, Quintillion Media
  • Ritu Kapur, Co-founder and CEO, Quintiliion Media
  • Javir Nagi, Online Partnerships, Google India
  • Chetan Krishnaswamy, Director, Public Policy, Google
  • Ankush Sachdeva, Co-founder and CEO, ShareChat
  • Sourabh Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Vernacular.ai
  • Sonam Kalra, The Sufi Gospel Project
4:30 AM, 18 Sep

Complete Itinerary of the Event

Here's the complete itinerary of the event:

  • 10.55 am: Greet and Welcome
  • 11.05 am: Welcome Note by Mr Sanjay Pugalia
  • 11.15 am: Key Note address by Guest of Honour
  • 11:25 am: Panel Discussion on Democratizing India’s Internet Through Tech Policy
  • 12:15 pm: Reverie Report - Key Insights by Mr Arvind Pani
  • 12:30 pm: Speech - Chief Guest Mr Nitin Gadkari
  • 01:05 pm: Break for Lunch
  • 2:10 pm: Panel discussion - Win-Win: Making Indian Languages Profitable for Businesses
  • 03:05 pm: Beauty of Indian Languages - Ms Sonam Kalra
  • 03:25 pm: Vote of Thanks
  • 03:30 pm: Tea and Networking
5:42 AM, 18 Sep

“Bol – Love Your Bhasha”: Quint Hindi Event To Celebrate Indian Languages to Kick Off Soon


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