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Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 Highlights: PM Modi inaugurates 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Gujarat, inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on Friday

By HT Correspondent | Jan 18, 2019 20:41 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Gujarat, inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on Friday. PM Modi had conceptualised the summit as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2003 to position Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.

He also inaugurated a 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat.

WATCH: PM Modi addresses delegates at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

 

On Thursday, in his first engagement at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition cum Convention Center in Gandhinagar, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show. The prime minister also inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Ahmedabad.

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PM Modi inaugurates 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat.

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PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir

PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat.

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Seminar on Australian industry capability on at Vibrant Gujarat summit

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During Vibrant Gujarat 2019, Thailand country seminar was organized

During Vibrant Gujarat 2019, Thailand country seminar was organized at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.

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Doing business in India is easier, cheaper, faster and smarter: PM Modi

Doing business in India is easier, cheaper, faster and smarter, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5:39 pm IST

B2B and B2G meetings that are taking place at Vibrant Gujarat 2019

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Next generation Industrial development will help in creating jobs: Amitabh Kant

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5:27 pm IST

We are reducing government and enhancing governance: PM Modi

We are reducing government and enhancing governance, says PM Narendra Modi.

5:17 pm IST

Vibrant Gujarat Summit has dignity of the presence of top political leaders: PM Modi

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit has dignity of the presence of top political leaders, says PM Narendra Modi.

5:13 pm IST

India is honoured to host the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan: PM Modi

India is honoured to host the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5:07 pm IST

Great meeting with Malta PM Joseph Muscat: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets, “Great meeting with PM @JosephMuscat_JM of Malta. Our talks will add tremendous strength to bilateral ties between our nations and benefit the people of our countries.”

4:43 pm IST

PM Modi meets his Denmark counterpart Lars Løkke

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019.

4:40 pm IST

Mukesh Ambani urges PM to take steps against data colonisation

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps against ‘data colonisation’, specially by global corporations

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Gujarat govt. is organizing a seminar on Opportunities for Industry in Defence & Aerospace

Aligned to the ‘Make in India’ program, Government of Gujarat under the umbrella of ‘Make in Gujarat’ series is organizing a seminar on Opportunities for Industry in Defence & Aerospace.

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Vibrant Gujarat is providing a stage to Jharkhand to showcase its state’s assets

Vibrant Gujarat 2019 is providing a stage to Jharkhand to showcase its state’s assets for inviting new investment.

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We need to revamp our education system: Ramesh Abhishek at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary DIPPGOI at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit says, “We have to do a number of things to improve our skills. We need to revamp our education system and rework our skilling system. All of these need to be done in parallel.”

3:51 pm IST

In the next 5 decades, we will do more urbanisation than ever: Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog at the Vibrant Gujarat Denmark Country seminar says, “India’s challenge is to make 2.5 America’s in the next few years. In the next 5 decades, we will do more urbanisation than ever.”

3:32 pm IST

India, Uzbekistan sign agreement on uranium import

India and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on importing uranium from the Central Asian nation following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here on Friday.

“Both leaders witnessed the exchange of the contract between the Department of Atomic Energy of India and the Novoi Minerals and Metallurgical Company of the Republic of Uzbekistan on long-term supply of uranium ore concentrate for India’s energy requirements,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

2:55 pm IST

Reliance to invest Rs 3 lakh cr in Gujarat in next 10 yrs : Ambani

India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani Friday committed to invest Rs 3 lakh crore in various projects in the next 10 years in Gujarat, that may range from energy and petrochemical to new technology and digital business.

“We have so far invested nearly Rs 3 lakh crores in the state of Gujarat. And created and catalyzed over one million livelihood opportunities in Gujarat. In comparison to the past decades, Reliance will double this investment and employment numbers over the next ten years,” he said.

2:23 pm IST

India aims ‘Top 50’ rank next year in ease of doing business: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said India is aiming at being in the list of top 50 countries in ease of doing business by next year.

The country’s ranking has jumped 75 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings, Modi said. India is now ranked 77th in the list.

“I have asked my team to work harder so that India is in the ‘Top 50’ list in ease of doing business next year,” Modi said in his inaugural address at the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar.

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‘Vibrant Gujarat has become a truly global event: PM

‘Vibrant Gujarat has become a truly global event. It is graced by the presence of senior political leaders, CEOs & corporate leaders, prestigious institutions, opinion leaders as well as young entrepreneurs,” said PM Modi

1:55 pm IST

‘Will continue with the pace of reforms and deregulation’: PM

“We will continue with the pace of reforms and deregulation,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

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‘Asked my team to work harder so that India is in the top 50 next year’: PM

“In the last 4 years, we have jumped 65 places in the Global Ranking of World Bank’s Doing Business Report. But we are still not satisfied. I have asked my team to work harder so that India is in the top 50 next year,” said PM Modi at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.

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At 7.3% , the average GDP growth has been the highest for any Indian govt since 1991: PM

“At 7.3%, the average GDP growth over the entire term of our government, has been the highest for any Indian Government since 1991.At the same time, the average rate of inflation at 4.6% is the lowest for any Indian Government since 1991,” said PM Modi.

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From start to closure of business, we’ve paid attention in building new institutions, processes and procedures: PM

“From the start of business to its operation and closure, we have paid attention in building new institutions, processes and procedures. All this is important, not just for doing business but also for ease of life of our people,” said PM Modi.

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‘Worked hard to promote manufacturing to create jobs for our youth’: PM

“We have worked hard to promote manufacturing to create jobs for our youth. Investments through our ‘Make in India’ initiative, have been well supported by programmes like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’,” said PM Modi.

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We have also made Doing Business cheaper: PM

We have also made Doing Business cheaper. The implementation of GST and other measures of simplification of taxes have reduced transaction costs and made processes efficient.We have also made Doing Business Faster through digital processes and single point interfaces, “ said PM Modi.

1:38 pm IST

India is now ready for business as never before: PM

“India is now ready for business as never before. In the last 4 years, we have jumped 65 places in the Global Ranking of World Bank’s Doing Business Report. But we are still not satisfied. I have asked my team to work harder so that India is in the top 50 next year,” said PM Modi.

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The mantra of my government has been reform, transform and further perform: PM

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1:33 pm IST

In India, our challenge is to grow horizontally and vertically: PM

“In India, our challenge is to grow horizontally and vertically. Our achievement here in India will directly impact one-sixth of humanity,” said PM Modi.

1:30 pm IST

Gujarat represents best of business spirit which exists in India: PM

“Vibrant Gujarat has emerged as a global forum,” said PM Modi adding, “Gujarat represents best of business spirit which exists in India.”

1:10 pm IST

Gujarat symbolises connection between India and Israel: Israeli PM Netanyahu

“Gujarat symbolises the powerful connection between our 2 peoples (India and Israel). Together we’re building limitless possibilities for the future,” said Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in a special message.

12:56 pm IST

‘India is rising fast’: Governor of Kentucky, USA

“India is rising fast. It is now the 10th largest trading partner of USA. Both India and America must hustle, be bold and be visionaries,” said Matthew Griswold Bevin- Governor of Kentucky, USA & leader of USIBC delegation.

12:44 pm IST

India a key strategic partner: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president

“India is a key strategic partner and the 2nd largest shareholder of our institution. About $2 bn has been committed to infra projects in the last 3 years,” said Jin Liqun, President- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.

12:41 pm IST

Gujarat is Reliance ‘s janmabhoomi and karmabhoomi: Mukesh Ambani

“Gujarat is Reliance ‘s janmabhoomi and karmabhoomi. We believe in India first- and within India, Gujarat first. Reliance will double its investment and employment in the next 10 years,” said Mukesh Ambani at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.

12:33 pm IST

PM inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019

PM Modi inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.

PM Modi had conceptualised the summit as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2003 to position Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.

11:35 am IST

Vibrant Gujarat Summit a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development: official release

“The Vibrant Gujarat summit provides a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development, knowledge sharing and forging effective partnerships,” an official release said.

PM Modi will inaugurate the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit at the Mahatma Mandir today. Modi had conceptualised the summit as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2003 to position Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.

11:18 am IST

Over 30,000 national and international delegates to attend the biennial three-day event in Gandhinagar

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The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show is being held on a two lakh square metres plot of land situated in Gandhinagar. More than 20 industrial and business sectors will showcase their products at the event.

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PM Modi meets foreign dignitaries ahead of 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Trade, economic ties, healthcare were the major issues discussed in the meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat in Gandhi Nagar, ahead of the “ 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit” on Friday.

The two leaders also agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in sectors such as renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, air connectivity and tourism.

Apart from Muscat, Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babis, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen have also arrived in Gujarat to attend the Summit.

10:57 am IST

MoUs deal with mobility management, waste-to- energy conversion among others

The MoUs deal with mobility management, waste-to- energy conversion, delivery system in diagnostics, saline farming, and protected cultivation of horticultural crops.

10:50 am IST

Netherlands to sign 10 MoUs at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

The Netherlands said Thursday it is signing 10 MoUs at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit starting Friday with focus on sectors like smart city and waste management, healthcare and agricultural cooperation.

Out of 10 MoUs, five were signed Thursday and the rest will be inked during the summit

10:48 am IST

Dy CM Nitin Patel’s picture missing from ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ posters

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Thursday for the high-profile three-day “Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019”, pictures of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel went missing from all posters and banners across the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.

9:34 am IST

PM meets Prime Minister of Malta on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat in Gandhinagar, on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.