What is Dishaa?
Launched by British Prime Minister David Cameron on 28 July 2010
in Bangalore, India, Dishaa is a Venture that expands, enriches and
energises relations between India and the UK.
By fostering discussion amongst diverse leaders it builds shared
approaches to 21st century political, economic and social
challenges and expand the existing partnerships, friendships and
dialogues that are already taking place.
Each year, 40 leaders (20 from the UK and 20 from India) will
gather for four days - either in India or the UK - to address a set
challenge; people in the mid stage of their career with a track
record of leadership.
Dishaa is Hindi for direction. Dishaa
enables future leaders to see how much can be gained through links
between the UK and India as they set the direction for their lives
Sudhakar Rao, Chair, Dishaa Advisory
Advisory Group members Sudhakar Rao, Dr Devi Shetty and Dr Isher
Ahluwalia describe the initiative
If the relationship between our
countries is made up only by the politicians, the diplomats and
entrepreneurs it will not last. A relationship with genuine meaning
will be one that brings together people from every line of work and
every walk of life. We need more than the trade of goods and
services, as important as that is, we need the trading of
experiences, stories and ideas between friends on opposite sides of
British Prime Minister David
Cameron, in his message to the Dishaa participants, January