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Vibrant Gujarat 2024: India to be a developed country in 25 years, says PM Modi

Vibrant Gujarat 2024: India to be a developed country in 25 years, says PM Modi

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Virendra Pandit 

 

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India is set to emerge as a developing country in the next 25 years.

Inaugurating the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 here, in the presence of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other leaders, he said the world now sees India as a friend who can be trusted and a partner who believes in people-centric development.

“The world looks at India as an important pillar of stability. A friend who can be trusted, a partner who believes in people-centric development, a voice that believes in global good, a voice of the Global South, an engine of growth in the global economy, a technology hub for finding solutions, a powerhouse of talented youth and a democracy that delivers.”

Underling the goal of India in the next 25 years, he said “We have the goal of making it a developed country by the time it celebrates 100 years of independence. Therefore, these 25 years’ duration is India’s Amrit Kaal.”

Welcoming guests and delegates from over 130 countries, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said PM Modi has taken the idea of “One Earth, One Family, One Future” to the world. The success of India’s G-20 presidency has made the country proud.

Those present on the occasion included the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala, Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, and the President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta.

The three-day Summit, billed as the biggest-ever gathering at the biennial event, will host various events including seminars and conferences on globally relevant themes such as Industry 4.0, Technology and Innovation, Sustainable Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen, Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy and Transition towards Sustainability.

Foreign conglomerates taking part in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit include Microsoft, Nasdaq, Google, Suzuki, and others.

Among the top businesspersons was Tata Group Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

Elaborate security arrangements are put in place in Gandhinagar for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, including 3-D mapping of venues with drones, forming decentralized command and control centers, and installing CCTV cameras at key spots.

Between 2019 and 2023, Gujarat secured approximately USD 34 billion in foreign investments, ranking as the third-highest recipient among Indian states. Maharashtra, housing the financial hub Mumbai, and Karnataka, known as India’s Silicon Valley with its capital Bengaluru, took the top two positions in foreign investment attraction during the same period.

 

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