New Delhi, November 4: Leaders from the state and central government, opposition parties and the social activists united at the opening day of 13th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in the national capital. Discussions on various issues like climate change, boosting economy, intolerance, 1984 riots, Chennai rains, ink attacks, farmers suicide, women empowerment, among others were on the cards.

Inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first day went on with quite a heavy debate between the speakers. Speaking at the Summit, Modi said that it is time that the people of the country needs to unite together to make India a global leader. He spoke on the macro-economic issues, and the ways to generate employment. Modi also spoke about the global warming. He stressed that when we talk about change, it is not going to happen in just 19 months, people need to wait for it. He said, “Results can come in other ways, too, not necessarily in the way you think right… Change does not happen all of a sudden. One has to work towards it.” (ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra supports Aamir Khan on intolerance issue!)

Other leaders who spoke at the opening day were Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, and opposition leaders like Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia from Congress, Supriya Sule from Nationalist Congress Party, Baijayant “Jay” Panda from Biju Janata Dal and actors from Bollywood like Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut along with film director Imtiaz Ali. As the Summit will conclude on Saturday, more issues are expected to get addressed. For more information, keep watching on the video.