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An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. Whatever you’re ideal; it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realized perfection in yourself.
Aurobindo



SPECIAL PAPERS

The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lectures of distinguished policy makers were published by AGRASRI, as Special Papers from time to time, for immense benefit of the Members of AGRASRI and researchers.

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lectures: Since 2002 onwards

The following is the List of the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture delivered by eminent Policy Makers, scholars and scientists since 2002 onwards, under the aegis of AGRASRI:

  1. Panchayati Raj in India: An Institution for Grassroots Development (Text of the First Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture delivered on 20 August, 2002 at Tirupati)
    MANI SHANKAR AIYAR
  2. Rajiv Gandhi and Modern India: Dreams and Vision (Text of the Second Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 25 August, 2003 at Tirupati)
    SHIVRAJ V. PATIL
  3. Rajiv Gandhi: Visionary Leader and Policy Maker of 21st Century (Text of the Second Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2004 at Tirupati)
    TURLAPATY KUTUMBA RAO
  4. Space Technology for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development (Text of the Fourth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 23 September, 2005 at Tirupati)
    U.R. RAO
  5. Indian Farmers in 21st Century: Mission and Vision (Text of the Fifth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2006 at Tirupati)
    M.S. SWAMINATHAN
  6. Synthesising New Indian Knowledge and Innovation Sysems (Text of the Sixth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2007 at Tirupati)
    R.A. MASHELKAR
  7. Financial Inclusion in India: Need for Institutional Changes (Text of the Seventh Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2008 at Tirupati)
    C. RANGARAJAN
  8. Space Technology Applications for Rural Development in India (Text of the Eighth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2009 at Tirupati)
    G. MADHAVAN NAIR
  9. Participation of Women in Decision-making in India: Emerging Challenges and Future Agenda (Text of the Nineth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 8 March, 2011 at New Delhi)
    V. MOHINI GIRI
  10. Energy Security and Energy Technologies in India (Text of the Tenth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 29 February, 2012 at Tirupati)
    R. CHIDAMBARAM
  11. Sixty Years Working of Indian Parliament: A Temple of Democracy (Text of the Eleventh Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2012 at New Delhi)
    BAL RAM JAKHAR
  12. Diversity, Disparity and Exclusion: Implications for Inclusive Governance in India (Text of the Twelfth Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture, delivered on 20 August, 2014 at New Delhi)
    SUKHADEO K. THORAT