PM Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat summit next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit’ in January 2017.
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India TV Business Desk New Delhi December 17, 2016 18:56 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit’ in January 2017.

The Prime Minister will chair a round-table with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies from India and abroad besides taking part in a slew of other events during his two-day visit to the state. 

The 8th edition of the investor summit, which was started by Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, will be held from January 10 to 13 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

Giving an overview of Modi’s schedule, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries & Mines) P K Taneja today told reporters here that the PM will arrive here on January 9 for a two-day visit, during which he will inaugurate a slew of events, including the biennial summit.

“The Prime Minister will arrive here around afternoon on January 9. He will attend four events that day,” he said, adding rest of the details of his visit are still being worked out.

Modi will perform the ground-breaking ceremony of Gandhinagar Railway Station Redevelopment project on the first day of his visit. On the same day, he will inaugurate global trade show to be held at Helipad Exhibition Ground in Gandhinagar, the senior bureaucrat said.

“The third event that the PM will attend is at Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT) where Bombay Stock Exchange’s International Financial Service Centre will be inaugurated. Then, at Science City in Ahmedabad, he will inaugurate Nobel Laureate Exhibition,” Taneja said.

The exhibition will continue for five weeks and 8-10 Nobel laureates are also likely to attend the event.

Taneja said on January 10, Modi will hold one-to-one meeting with heads and deputy heads of states who will attend the four-day summit, a premier event of the Gujarat Government that sees participation from foreign delegates and leaders.

On the same day he will inaugurate the investor meet. In the evening, Modi will chair a round table of global CEOs followed by a dinner programme, he added.

“After the dinner, PM Modi will most likely leave for Delhi,” he said.

Around 50 CEOs representing Fortune 500 companies from India and abroad have been invited for the round-table, officials said.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also likely to attend a seminar on GST, which is expected to be a big draw, Chief Secretary J N Singh told the media.

(With PTI inputs)

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