Sagarmela(Gujurat):10/1/17:Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing in the inagural ceremony of Vibrant Gujurat said”I welcome you all to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. I also wish you a very happy, prosperous and successful newyear. I fondly recall the modest launch of this event in 2003. Since then it has been a very successful journey.
I express my gratitude to the partner countries and organisations – a list which includes Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, France, Poland, Sweden, Singapore and UAE. I particularly thank the initial partner countries of the Vibrant Gujarat event: Japan and Canada.
Many other prestigious global organisations and networks are also partners of this event. I thank you all for this partnership. Your presence is a source of motivation for business leaders as well as young entrepreneursgathered here. Without your support, this event could not have seen eight biennial chapters; each better and bigger than the earlier one.
The last three events have been particularly big. The presence of political and business leaders from more than 100 countries, and a large number of organisations from around the world make this a truly global event.
I would urge the participants to reach out to each other and to derive the greatest benefit from this summit.You should also visit the trade show and the exhibition where hundreds of companies have showcased their products and processes.
Gujarat, the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, also represents the business spirit of India. Through the ages, it has led in commerce and enterprise. Centuries ago, its people went across the seven seas in search of opportunities. Even today, this state boasts of being the origin of the highest number of our people living and working abroad. And wherever they have gone, they have created a mini-Gujarat(PIB)