Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending eight different events during his visit to Gujarat for the eight edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGS-2017). The event scheduled to be held from January 9-13, 2017 is expected to be the “biggest so far” and will see Union finance minister Arun Jaitley spearheading a crucial discussion on GST (Goods and Service Tax).
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Sharing the details of events surrounding Vibrant Gujarat summit, Gujarat Chief Secretary JN Singh and Additional Chief Secretary (Industry and Mines) PK Taneja claimed that the state has so far inked 50,738 MoUs (Memorandum of Understandings) since 2003 of which over 66 per cent or 34,234 MoUs have been implemented or are in various stages of implementation.
Talking about the PM’s visit for the VGGS 2-17, the officials said that Modi will be arriving in Gujarat on January 9 where he will first visit Gandhinagar and participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station. Modi will be attending three more events the same day, which includes inauguration of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show which is organised on the sidelines of the bi-annual Vibrant Summit.” He will also inaugurate BSE’s (Bombay Stock Exchange) international stock exchange possibly with an electronic bell gong,” said JN Singh.
Thereafter, Modi will be heading to Science City in Ahmedabad where he will inaugurate an exhibition of Nobel Laureates. He will also be participating in a round table with 8-10 Nobel Laureates who have been invited for the
On January 10, the prime minister will be holding one-to-one meetings with global dignitaries who have arrived for the Vibrant Summit. Thereafter, he will inaugurate VGGIS 2017 around 3:30 pm, following which he will attend a Global CEO round table in which 30 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are expected to attend. Modi will also be participating in a dinner and later leave for Delhi.