Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar . In 2003, Modi had conceptualised the summit as Gujarat Chief Minister to position Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.
"The summit provides a platform for brainstorming on agenda of global socio-economic development, knowledge-sharing and forging effective partnerships," the official release said.
PM Modi arrived in Gandhinagar on Thursday on a three-day visit to his home state to thrown open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the state capital and Ahmedabad.
9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat summit LIVE UPDATES:
5:29 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019 in Gandhinagar.
3:41 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 in Gandhinagar.
1:48 pm: At 7.3%, average GDP growth over the entire term of our government, has been the highest for any Indian government since 1991,also the average rate of inflation at 4.6% is lowest for any Indian government since 1991: Modi
1:41 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: Modi
1:34 pm: We will continue the pace and process of reforms. I have told my team to work harder: Modi
1:32 pm: Our aim is to grow horizontally and vertically: Modi
1:30 pm: Prime Minister begins speech
12:05 pm: Toshihiro Suzuki announces plans to localise the components of hybrid vehicles followed by Elective Vehicles in tune with the approach of Make in India in the field of electrification of vehicles. He says, this will surely help further expansion of Indian automobile industry
12:01 pm: Reliance Foundation has committed Rs. 150 crore investment to make PDPU even stronger and an institution of international repute: Mukesh Ambani, CMD
11:55 am: Torrent Group commits further investment of more than Rs. 10,000 crore across renewable energy, power distribution and gas distribution businesses in Gujarat : Sudhir Mehta
11:50 am: Kumar Mangalam Birla announces plans to invest Rs. 15,000 crore more in Gujarat. He Said manufacturing growth of Gujarat matches with that of China.
11:45 am: Didier Casimiro, Rosneft: Vibrant Gujarat has graduated from an investment promotion event to a forum to forge strong relationships. Through our Investment in Vadinar & growing retail network, we're contributing to Hon. PM's vision for India. Looking to invest $850Mn in India
11:34 am: Gautam Adani announces Rs. 55,000 crore investment in Gujarat; Largest solar hybrid park in Kutch(Rs. 30,000 crore),1 GW data centre park in Mundra,1 million tonne coper smelting and refining project,cement and clinker unit in Lakhpat,Lithium battery unit,expansion of photo voltaic plant
11:28 am: It's always been an honour to speak at Vibrant Gujarat and I've been fortunate to attend every summit. This platform has all the defining stamps of our Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi's imagination - towering vision, unprecedented scale and a leading role in reshaping India. Jai Hind!: Gautam Adani
11:25 am: Prime Minister at the inauguration of the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar
11:15 am: "I take pride in welcoming the pioneer of Vibrant Gujarat Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019"
-CM Vijay Rupani
Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi at the inauguration of the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.#VibrantGujarat2019 #VibrantGujarat #VG2019 #ShapingANewIndia #VGGS pic.twitter.com/KxgO53nOAl— Vibrant Gujarat (@VibrantGujarat) January 18, 2019
10:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Gandhinagar
Gujarat: Earlier visuals of the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Gandhinagar on the sidelines of #VibrantGujaratGlobalSummit. MoU was also signed between the two nations. pic.twitter.com/ZT41zeUCmq— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2019
Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat in Gandhinagar, on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. pic.twitter.com/jFvfTgAjoF— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2019
He first inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition and Convention Centre, where over 25 industrial and business sectors were showcased.
PM later in the evening on Thursday inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Ahmedabad. Culled from the decades-old Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital, this is a 78-metre high state of the art super-speciality public hospital built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and is equipped with all modern amenities, including an air ambulance.
The press release stated that this will be a completely paperless hospital and is a part of the Ayushman Bharat initiative. Modi will inspect the facilities at the hospital and address a gathering.
He also inaugurated Ahmedabad Shopping Festival, 2019, which official sources say, has been planned on the lines of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The Prime Minister unveiled the festival mascot. He also addressed a public gathering.
Modi will be in Hazira in Surat on Saturday to mark the setting up of the Hazira Gun Factory. From here, he will leave for Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various development projects.
The Prime Minister will fly out of Gujarat the same day for Mumbai where he will inaugurate the new building of National Museum of Indian Cinema.
(With inputs from IANS)