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Gujarat CM Smt. Anandiben Patel inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show at Gandhinagar

Hon. CM of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel today inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show on the eve of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Gandhinagar in the presence of Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji.

On this event, Smt. Patel said that Gujarat is the synthesis of Trade & Tradition and Commerce & Culture and it is very well reflected in its social life.

Hon. CM stated that the 7th edition of VGGIS is moving towards becoming a gateway to dazzle the whole world. Gujarat has hoisted the flag of good governance across the country and abroad. She also added that the pride, power and potential of Gujarat is clearly seen today. Smt. Patel shared that Gujarat has decided to make every effort to realize the ‘Make in India’ dream of Shri Narendrabhai Modi.

Smt. Patel recalled the first VGGIS held in 2003, which exhibited only 33 stalls and proudly informed about the present exhibition which has 17 domes and 1300 stalls. She said that this is the result of commitment and hard work to make Gujarat an investment destination. She added that today Gujarat is showcasing its commitment to become a leader in innovative products manufacturing. This global event has become trend setter for many states and countries today, she proudly added.

Hon. CM shared that the trade show develops firm trust among international companies and forms a bridge between buyers and sellers. She informed that more than 2000 companies are showcasing their products and about 2400 international delegates from 150 countries have come here, which shows the strength of our country.

During her speech, Smt. Patel informed that in this trade show the focus is on women and young entrepreneurs, as we want them to partner in the global economy.

Hon. CM informed about the different pavilions and attractions of the global trade show. She mentioned about the ‘Statue of Unity’, the tallest statue of the world. She also expressed her confidence by saying that the laser show giving the glimpse of Gujarat’s development will reveal the vibrancy of Gujarat.

Showing the eagerness to welcome new entrepreneurs, Smt. Anandiben said that Gujarat is a policy driven state and added that this is a ‘win win situation’ for everybody. She stated that at this global trade show, several major initiatives and pace of the world including innovation, technology, management, human resource will be seen.

She thanked all the states of India, Govt. of India, foreign governments and all the participating companies for becoming partner and making this event a grand success.

Apart from Sushma Swaraj Ji, MoS for External Affairs Gen. V. K. Singh, Finance & Tourism Minister of Gujarat Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Non-resident Gujaratis Division Minister Shri Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly Shri Ganpatbhai Vasava, Chief Secretary of Gujarat Govt. Shri D. J. Pandian, senior bureaucrats of Govt. of India and Govt. of Gujarat and many other dignitaries remained present on this occasion.

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