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Make in India week: PM to address artists at Bandra

Modi will also speak before a gathering of artists at Rang Sharada auditorium

mumbai Updated: Feb 10, 2016 01:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bombay Art Society’s office at Bandra before the inauguration of Make In India Week at the MMRDA ground at Bandra-Kurla Complex. Modi will also speak before a gathering of artists at Rang Sharada auditorium.

The Bombay Art Society premises will showcase the exhibitions of the three master artists at three galleries. The society is in the process of acquiring the paintings by the noted artists.

Modi will spend more than five hours at the MMRDA ground after inauguration. The PM will receive and interact with the state heads of various countries, including Sweden and Poland, among others.

After attending a dinner hosted by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Turf Club in south Mumbai on Saturday, the Prime minister will fly back to Delhi same night.

Four state agencies, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Maharashtra Trourism Development Corporations (MTDC) are arranging the week-long events.

The MIDC will shoulder a major share of the responsibility — from inviting international dignitaries including heads of state to investors to logistical support, media arrangements and hospitality.

A grand function at Chowpatty, which has been called Maharashtra Night and is expected to see a turn- out of more than 25,000 Mumbaiites, is being also organised by the MIDC.

Meanwhile, the state government clarified Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has been invited for the inauguration of the Maharashtra pavilion on February 14.

This means Thackeray has not been invited for the two inaugural functions to be presided

over by Modi at the MMRDA and NSCI.

The chief minister’s office clarified on Tuesday that Thackeray has been personally invited by Fadnavis about a week ago. It is not clear yet if Thackeray will attend.

First Published: Feb 10, 2016 01:13 IST