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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 10th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Emphasises 'Gateway to the Future'

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, welcoming world leaders and industry stalwarts to drive inclusive growth and sustainable partnerships.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10th Edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. (Courtesy: narendramodi.in)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10th Edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. (Courtesy: narendramodi.in)

The 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 kicked off at Gandhinagar's Mahatma Mandir with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the inauguration ceremony. Based on the theme - 'Gateway to the Future', the summit celebrates participation from 34 partner countries and 16 partner organisations. The Ministry of Development of the North-Eastern Region is leveraging the summit as a platform to spotlight investment prospects in the North-Eastern regions.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Industry Captains at Summit

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit witnessed a gathering of experts from diverse sectors. Leaders like Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of ArcelorMittal; Mukesh Ambani from Reliance Group; Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki Motor Corporation; and Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron Technologies, among others, shared insights into their business strategies. They lauded the Prime Minister's vision, emphasising his leadership in driving economic growth.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: International Collaborative Prospects

It also reflected on the global participation of leaders, including Vice Minister Shin Hosaka of Japan, Minister Tariq Ahmed from the UK, and Prime Minister Petr Fiala of the Czech Republic, among others. The presence of H.R.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi as the Chief Guest, emphasised ties between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prime Minister Modi highlighted the burgeoning collaborations in renewable energy, healthcare, and significant investments in India's port infrastructure, acknowledging Sheikh Mohammed's pivotal role.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit Deepens Global Partnerships

Prime Minister Modi's address emphasised the deepening India-UAE relationship, citing extensive cooperation in various sectors. He welcomed leaders like President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and underscored the strengthening of ties with Mozambique and other African nations. The Prime Minister also highlighted historic ties with the Czech Republic and emphasised bilateral cooperation in technology and manufacturing.

Vibrant Gujarat: Gateway to Prosperity

Reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, PM Modi stressed its evolution as a catalyst for fresh investment gateways. Emphasizing collaboration for a brighter 21st century he said "India is moving forward in the role of a ‘Vishwa Mitra’ in a fast-changing world. Today India has given the world confidence to achieve common collective goals. India’s commitment, efforts, and hard work for global welfare are making the world safer and prosperous. 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, an engine of growth in the global economy, a technology hub for finding solutions, a powerhouse of talented youth, and a democracy that delivers."

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: India's Rising Economic Aspirations

The Prime Minister expressed confidence in India's economic trajectory, asserting its position as the world's fifth-largest economy, set to ascend to the top three soon. He highlighted India's priorities, including sustainable industries, futuristic technologies, renewable energy, and digital inclusion. Highlighting structural reforms, he underlined ease of living improvements, poverty reduction, and the rise of female workforce participation.

Invitation to Invest

PM Modi encouraged investors to explore India's potential, citing ample opportunities across various sectors. He showcased the nation's progress in transportation infrastructure and logistics, urging investors to consider these avenues. He concluded by inviting investors to be a part of India's growth journey, shaping a promising future alongside the country's youth.

“I appeal to all of you to become a part of India’s investment journey,” PM Modi stated.


Vibrant Gujarat Summit

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, conceived in 2003 under then-Chief Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, has evolved into a global platform fostering business collaborations and sustainable development. Celebrating its 10th edition with the theme 'Gateway to the Future', the summit aims to mark two decades of success in driving inclusive growth and strategic partnerships.

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