Admin gears up to welcome PM Modi, delegates at GIS in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2014 20:29 IST

The MP government is making elaborate arrangements to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries at Global Investors' Summit on October 9. While a special event has been organised for the small-scale industry sector on October 8, the main event will be inaugurated on October 9.

More than 2,500 delegates, including leading Indian industrialists and foreign delegates, will be attending the three-day mega event.

Chief secretary Anthony DeSa was in Indore on Friday to review the preparations for the summit. He directed the officials to ensure that adequate security arrangements are in place and all the protocols are followed during the Prime Minister's visit.

Earlier in the day, the chief secretary took a ride on a bus from the airport to Brilliant Convention Centre, the venue of the summit.

He reviewed the beautification work being carried out along the roads and at the main junctions. The chief secretary was accompanied by Surendra Singh, a senior official from the office of director general of police (DGP) Bhopal, who was here to oversee the security arrangements. Senior police officials, including inspector general of police Vipin Maheshwari, were also present.

The chief secretary also directed the officials to pay special attention to the design of the stage on which the Prime Minister, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other VVIPs will be seated. "The stage should be so designed that it conveys the theme of the Global Investors’ Summit," he said.

While 45 VIPs will be seated on each side of the stage towards the back, only 10 VVIPs will be seated on the front row. Officials were also directed to ensure proper arrangements at the five major hotels where VIPs will be staying. Flags of all the participating countries will be hoisted at the hotels. More than 2,500 delegates and ambassadors from 28 countries have given their consent for the event. The chief secretary said that while he was satisfied with the preparations for the event so far, all the arrangements should be completed by October 2.

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