Meet India Design Council The Design Council, set up in India in 2010 with 26 members, has its roots in UNESCO’s ‘Design for Living’ conference. The Indian delegation proposed the recommendations to the 14th General Assembly. The idea was to use design to humanize the processes intended for economic and social development of communities, using cultural patterns of newly independent and developing countries to avoid the waste that has been generated by other societies. The program would focus on creating design for living, keeping in mind the cultural sensitivities and ‘realities of social existence’. It was felt that the future of developing societies depended on the way in which technical advances could be used not merely for improving the standards of living, but for reinterpreting and redesigning the standards of living in order to integrate man and his environment and enable him to lead a more satisfying life. In this picture, Top row from left: Anjan Das :: Ravi Pooviah :: Satish Gokhale :: Jagdish Hinduja :: Anand Mahindra :: Mahesh Krovvidi :: Dr. Naushad Forbes :: Sumeet Nair :: Bidyabijay Bhaumik :: Ganesh Prabhu :: Prof. Salunke
Members Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, President- India Design Council, Vice Chairman Managing Director-Mahindra & Mahindra. Mr. Pradyumna Vyas, Member Secretary India Design Council, Director-NID Eminent persons from various fields related to design industry Mr. Akhil Succena, Activity Chairperson, NID Ms. Ritu Kumar, Fashion Retailer, Ritika Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Naushad Forbes, Director- Forbes Marshall Mr. Mahesh Krovvidi, COO-NDBI- National Design Business Incubator Mr. Ganesh N. Prabhu, Professor (Corporate Strategy & Policy)-Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Mr. Ajay Chowdhry, Founder - HCL, and, Chairman & CEO - HCL Infosystems, HCL Infosystems Ltd. Representatives from Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Mr. Saurabh Chandra, IAS , Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor(AS&FA)-DIPP
Mr. V Bhaskar, IAS , Joint Secretary -DIPP Representatives from Department of Commerce, Higher Education, Information Technology and Ministry of Textiles Mr. Anil G Mukim, IAS , Joint SecretaryDepartment of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Mr. Shri R C Meena, IES, Economic AdviserDepartment of Higher Education Mr. N. Ravi Shanker, IAS, Joint SecretaryMinistry of Communications & Information Technology Ms. Monica S. Garg, IAS, Joint SecretaryMinistry of Textiles
August issue of POOL Magazine