Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Arunachal Pradesh stall at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017 on Tuesday and congratulated Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein for putting up a grand show. Modi went around the stall and spent time in witnessing traditional handlooms, organic agriculture, horticulture products, orchids and historical tourist sites.
The Arunachal stall with the theme of organic -agri, horticulture, heritage, textile and culture was one of the 9 stalls of about 200 stalls visited by Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The stall has proved to be a big hit with the crowd drawing hundreds. Two truck-loads of various exhibits were transported from Arunachal to Gujarat with an aim to attract potential investments in myriad sectors in the state.
Arunachal CM, Pema Khandu has been putting enormous effort in luring corporate giants for investing in the state and Arunachal’s participation in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is one such platform to showcase the rich potentials of the state to the investors. A high level investment summit and a state seminar of Arunachal will also be conducted Wednesday.
Touted as the biggest biennial business summit, conceived and launched by Modi when he was Gujarat chief minister in 2003, the eighth edition will see more than 6,000 delegates participating in eight seminars and business-to-business and business-to-government meetings. State guests to be present include Presidents of Kenya (Uhuru Kenyatta) and Rwanda (Paul Kagame); Prime Ministers of Portugal (António Costa) and Serbia (Aleksandar Vučić), and Deputy PMs of Russia (Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov) and Poland (Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki). Memorandum of Understanding worth Rs 30 lakh crore are expected to be signed during the summit.
Modi will chair a CEO Roundtable on Transforming India. John Chambers, chairman of global technology giant Cisco; Bertrand-Marc Allen, president of Boeing International; and CEO of French electricity giant EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy are among the international CEOs to be in attendance. From India, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and other leading industry captains will be part of the CEOs Roundtable as well as the inauguration ceremony.