Last Updated on Tuesday 5 December 2023 by Chetansingh Chauhan
“VAAD SAMVAAD” Explores Impact of Smartphones on Relationships
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Sanmarg, a leading Hindi newspaper based in Bengal, celebrated the 75th edition of its legacy with the 5th edition of ‘सन्मार्ग – वाद संवाद’ (Sanmarg Dialogues) at JW Marriott, Kolkata. The event, themed “क्या Smartphone हमारे रिश्तों को unsmart बना रहा है!” (Is the Smartphone making our relationships unsmart?), provided a platform for intellectuals from diverse backgrounds to discuss the social impact of smartphones in today’s evolving world.
Distinguished Panelists and Guests:
The panel featured notable personalities such as Anup Soni, Actor and crime Patrol Anchor; Bharatarshabha Dasa, National President, of Akshaya Patra Foundation; Gautam Sharma, Digital Creator; Rahul Jain, Consultant Internal Medicine Specialist; Seema Sapru, Principal of the Heritage School; Sunil Bhandari, Poet, and Chair of Social Venture Partners (SVP), Kolkata; Shivam Pandey, Student of The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Usoshi Sengupta, Model & Entrepreneur, Miss Universe India 2010. The session was moderated by Swati Gautam, Founder-CEO of Necessity.
Eminent personalities in attendance included Vivek Gupta, MLA AITC Jorasanko & Chairman – Sanmarg Group; H P Budhia, Chairman Patton Group; Naresh Agarwal, Chairman Kushal Bharat Group; Vicky Raj Sikaria, Director Sampann Group; Vijay Soni, Director Mahabir Danwar Jewellers; Madhu Dugar, Director BMD Group; Naina More, Celebrity Motivational Speaker, and many others.
The Discussion Topic:
The focus of the discussion revolved around the impact of smartphones on relationships. With the title “क्या Smartphone हमारे रिश्तों को unsmart बना रहा है!”, the panelists delved into the complexities of how digital connectivity may be affecting personal connections in today’s society.
Insights and Perspectives:
Anup Soni, sharing his views, emphasized the need for a balanced approach to technology in our lives. Gautam Sharma, a digital creator, highlighted the positive aspects of smartphones, while Rahul Jain, a medical specialist, shed light on potential health implications. Usoshi Sengupta, drawing from her experience as Miss Universe India 2010, provided insights into the influence of social media on self-esteem.
Purpose and Impact:
Mrs. Ruchika Gupta, President of Sanmarg Hindi Daily, spoke to the media about the significance of the event. She stated, “Hindi is the language of expression, it binds us and celebrates our nation. Sanmarg has always believed in doing things with a purpose. Things that create impact and ripple effects. Vaad Samvaad is another milestone on that journey. We hope that we create an impact on the mind of our audience with this burning topic.”