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Vibrant Gujarat Summit preparation is in full swing

By  Abdul hafiz lakhani

Our Correspondent, Ahmedabad


The  preparation of 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which is planned during 11th to 13th January 2015 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India has almost done. the Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit got  resounding success.Last summit has given an example of a visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development. The sixth edition of the summit provided enormous prospects to the State to display its strengths, progressive stand, initiatives taken to improve governance, investor friendly climate and art & culture of Gujarat.With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair already.Binay Thakur, General Manager of The Pride Hotel in Ahmedabad, said, “We have given rooms to INDEXTB, which is organising the Vibrant summit. The other rooms are also booked for two groups of inbound tourists for ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’.”

Six summits held so far have been a resounding success that immensely contributed to transformation of Gujarat into a “Global Business Hub”. The brand “Vibrant Gujarat” began as an “investors’ summit” has now evolved into an ideal platform for knowledge sharing, social and business transformation. The Summit gradually evolved into a round-the-year investment promotion exercise with events scheduled well in advance of the main Summit planned in 2015.

The prime focus of Government of Gujarat is Inclusive development and the key areas for development identified included:Innovation, Sustainability, Youth & Skill Development, Knowledge Sharing and Networking. Also, this Summit is an ideal convergence for other states and other countries to showcase their strengths, highlight business opportunities, facilitate knowledge dissemination etc. It also provides an attractive opportunity to its participants to understand the potential of Gujarat in various sectors. Besides, it provides platform to interact with policy makers, industry leaders, and renowned academicians from all over the world.About 5,000 guests, mainly NRIs are expected to be in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar for the ‘Pravasi Bharaiya Divas’ celebrations from January 7 to 9. Over 10,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit from across India and several countries.

Plast India, one of the biggest exhibitions in the country, will also be held in Gandhinagar and is expected to attract over 70,000 visitors.

Narendra Somani, President of Gujarat Restaurant and Hotel Owners Association, said, “Because of Vibrant Summit and ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ functions, all three to five star hotels are already packed between 80 per cent and 100 per cent. People are coming from all over India and the world and the crowd is too heavy for hotels to handle. It’s a jam packed situation.”

In addition, the government will set up over 300 luxury tents, having all facilities, in Gandhinagar, to accommodate guests from India and abroad.

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