(Don Bosco College Golaghat, Assam) -The national conference on “Empowering the Nation: Enhancing Financial Literacy for a Prosperous Future” was organized by the Don Bosco College, Golaghat Department of Commerce, in collaboration with BSE Ltd & Research and Publication Cell, DBCG, on February 1 and 2, in the Manllio Research Centre, Don Bosco College Golaghat.
The National Conference convened had resource persons, academicians, practitioners, industrialists, research scholars, students, experts, policymakers, and thought leaders to deliberate on critical issues related to financial literacy and its impact on the nation’s economic well-being. Father Dr Policarp, Principal, welcomed everyone to the conference for knowledge sharing and enhancement of financial literacy. The inaugural Chief guest, Father Dr Jerry Thomas, SDB, Director, Bosco Institute, Jorhat, gave the keynote speech underscoring the crucial role of financial literacy in fostering economic growth, business ethics and individual prosperity. Discussions focused on the need for comprehensive educational initiatives to equip citizens with essential financial skills. Father Dr A. Amaladoss, Convener of the National Conference, Vice Principal & Director – Research & Publication Cell, DBCG, introduced the theme.
The conference highlighted the importance of inclusive financial education, addressing the diverse needs of various demographic groups. The conference explored the strategies to overcome barriers to accessibility and promote financial-inclusive growth through entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation and women and gender financial literacy.
On the above themes, 16 research papers and technical sessions explored new fields of studies, projects and research areas on financial literacy for a prosperous India. On the first day evening, college students and women of the locality entertained all the participants and resource persons with a quality time of Cultural Exchange and sharing with Bodo, Adivasi, Wancho and Assamese cultural dances.
The focus on the second day was on the intersection of technology and financial literacy. The panellists discussed innovative digital solutions, emphasizing their potential to democratize financial knowledge and expand outreach. The participants and paper presenters stressed the necessity of collaborative efforts between the government, educational institutions, and private sectors. On the second day, 14 research articles were presented by the research scholars and teaching faculties of various colleges, universities and educational institutions.
At the valedictory function, the Chief Guest, Mr Amrit Hazarika, Retired Chief Manager of Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, spoke on the relevance of empowering the nation with financial education, awareness of banking sectors, digital currencies and the ways to lead everyone to a better well-being. Father Dr A. Amaladoss, Convenor of the National Conference, presented the report of the conference proceedings. Asst. Prof. Angkita Borpatra Gohain, HoD of Commerce Department, DBCG, expressed gratitude to all the participants, resource persons and students of various colleges and institutions. Overall, 30 research papers were presented with Nine colleges, 11 universities, 12 PhD research scholars, 13 departments, 16 teaching faculties, and eight states participating at the national conference.
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