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Make in India has captured everybody’s imagination: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Make in India Week at NSCI, Worli, a flagship event designed to impart greater momentum to the initiative to boost the manufacturing sector in the country.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2016 08:24 IST
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A pedestrian walks past a wall bearing the image of the mascot for the 'Make in India Week' at the venue in Mumbai.
A pedestrian walks past a wall bearing the image of the mascot for the 'Make in India Week' at the venue in Mumbai.(AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Make in India Week at NSCI, Worli, a flagship event designed to impart greater momentum to the initiative to boost the manufacturing sector in the country.

The Make in India Week is aimed at showcasing to the world the achievements of the nation in the manufacturing sector and promote India as a preferred manufacturing destination.

Over the course of the week, it will offer access, insights and opportunities to connect and collaborate with India and global industry leaders, academicians, central and state administrations, the release added.

Highlights

7 pm: This century is Asia’s century. My advice is to make India your centre if you want this century to be your century, says PM Modi.

7 pm: Some friendly advice to industries from PM Modi: Don’t wait, don’t relax. There are immense opportunities in India: PM Modi

6.55 pm: India is blessed with 3 Ds: Demand, Demography and Democracy. We have added a fourth one- Deregulation, says Modi.

6.55 pm: We have made our systems cleaner, simpler, proactive and business friendly: PM Modi

6.50 pm: We are keen to scale up investments in next generation infra: Roads, railways, digital networks, clean energy: PM Modi

6.45 pm: India’s highest ever generation of electricity was recorded in 2015: PM Modi

6.42 pm: Our FDI inflow has grown by 48% since the day my government came into office: PM Modi

6.40 pm: Make in India week is the largest multi-cultural event held in India. Make in India has captured the imagination of investors, businessmen and politicians, says PM Narendra Modi.

6.30 pm: Time India awards announced. Winners:

Best in class manufacturing: Tata Steel

Innovator of the year: Hero MotoCorp

Young innovators of the year: Yogesh and Rajesh Agarwal of Ajanta Pharma

6.25 pm: Make in India has strong link to manufacturing, for which, Finland and India both have ideas and innovation: Juha Sipila

6.20 pm: Renewable energy is the call of the future. India needs it, Finland needs it, the world needs it: Finland prime minister Juha Sipilä

6.10 pm: Sweden wants to be a part in the transformation of the Indian economy, says Swedish PM Stefan Lofven.

6 pm: A plethora of performances showcasing the cultures of various states on display at the Make in India event.

5.55 pm: India shall no longer be known as a country of red tape, but as a country of red carpet, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

5.48 pm: Cisco executive chairman John Chambers says India better positioned than all its counterparts.

5.42 pm: Have decided to turn Mumbai into an international financial services centre: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis.

5.40 pm: Maharashtra is the powerhouse of India, contributing to GDP, exports and FDI inflows, says Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Government delegations from 49 countries and business delegations from 68 countries are slated to attend the event.

On his arrival at the airport on Saturday, Prime Minister was received by Maharashtra Governor CV Rao and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Earlier on Saturday, Modi also inaugrated the Make in India centre at the Bandra Kurla complex in Mumbai.