The second edition of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Summit on Innovation and Governance was held on 20th January 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi where several civil service officers, diplomats and experts in governance from academia assembled. The Summit saw the participation of 500 delegates and an audience of 25, 000 people were tuned in online on our social media channels.

Shri Ajay Tamta (Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India) and Shri Desh Deepak Verma (Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha) felicitated the awardees. Some of the prominent awardees of this edition were Shri Lokesh Nara Garu (Cabinet Minister for IT Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of Andhra Pradesh), Shri Dnyaneshwar Mulay (Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India) and Shri Pankaj Kumar (Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat).

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. R. Vasudevan being felicitated with KIGA 2018