Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a flagship programme of Gujarat government, in Gandhinagar which is also seeing the participation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Here are live updates:
01:50 pm: Let us join hands! Let us work together for progress, prosperity and peace: PM Modi.
01:48 pm: India is learning even faster. India is ready than ever before: PM.
01:46 pm: We are dreaming big. Our dreams are numerous. Our dreams can become the seeds of your growth. Our aspirations can propel your ambitions: PM.
01:45 pm: We have made commitments to our people. We have made commitments to ourselves. We have made commitments for India’s great future: PM.
01:44 pm: Development process should benefit the common man as well as the business sector: PM Modi.
01:43 pm: India is a land of opportunities, says PM Modi.
01:42 pm: We have large number of hands to work. And, we have even larger number of dreams to be realised: PM Modi.
01:40 pm: Ease of doing business in India is a prime concern for you and us. I assure you that we are working very seriously on these issues: PM.
01:38 pm: Government of India is working towards single window clearance at the Federal and State levels: PM.
01:36 pm: We are also keen to move towards the next generation infrastructure: PM.
01:35 pm: We are undertaking the Sagarmala project to ensure port led development: PM Modi.
01:34 pm: In order to execute the infrastructure plan a fast track PPP mechanism is being put in place: PM.
01:33 pm: We have put focus on building Infrastructure through public and private Investments: PM.
01:32 pm: I announced a Financial Inclusion programme. In four months we have opened more than 100 million bank accounts: PM.
01:31 pm: We are not merely making commitments and announcements. We are also backing them up with concrete action: PM.
01:30 pm: I call this new form of federalism Co-operative and Competitive Federalism: PM.
01:29 pm: We want to promote co-operative federalism in the country.At the same time, we want a competitive element among the states: PM.
01:28 pm: Since the first day, my government is actively working to revive the economy: PM Modi.
01:27 pm: In a short span of seven months, we have been able to change the atmosphere of despair and uncertainty: PM Modi.
01:26 pm: Government is committed to changing and improving the economic and social condition of India including the quality of life: PM.
01:25 pm: The best outcome of this event should be inclusiveness and involvement of communities needing care and development: PM.
01:24 pm: I urge you to visit Dandi Kutir and the Exhibitions where products and services across the world are showcased: PM.
01:23 pm: Have we ever thought of its solution in terms of enhancing the common man’s employability, income and purchasing power: PM.
01:22 pm: Have we ever thought of recession as being the result of low per capita income in countries where a majority of global population lives: PM.
01:20 pm: We will have to change the way we have been approaching problems. Recession is often seen just in the context of business and industry: PM.
01:18 pm: My Government is trying to generate confidence: PM Modi at he Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
01:17 pm: We all have to find ways for economic stability and recovery: PM.
01:15 pm: Have travelled across India and to parts of the world. The biggest concern is about the global economy: PM.
01:14 pm: There is tremendous interest in India. Countries are coming forward to work with us: PM Modi.
01:12 pm: All of us want the planet earth to become a better place to live: PM at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
01:11 pm: We are here as a family, not only in terms of space, but because we recognise that someone’s dream is dependent on someone’s direction: PM Modi.
01:10 pm: This event is perhaps the biggest gathering on earth where a budding entrepreneur has opportunity to see President of the World Bank and where a young farmer can listen to the views of the UN Secretary General on issues like food security: PM.
01:08 pm: We condemn brutal terror attacks in France, says PM Modi.
01:07 pm: PM Modi begins his speech by extending solidarity with the people of France.
01:05 pm: We have small economy but we have used our limited resources very wisely, for example healthcare is free and so is education: Tshering Tobgay.
01:01 pm: I have come here for my economic pilgrimage: Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay at Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
12:46 pm: ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ sounds like a pretty good slogan for all of us to adopt: Kerry.
12:42 pm: President Obama and Prime Minister Modi share common vision, says John Kerry.
12:40 pm: John Kerry lauds Narendra Modi’s leadership, says Gujarat is another name of development.
12:38 pm: I want to ensure that our economic relationship grows stronger in every aspect: John Kerry.
12:36 pm: We can do more together and we must do more together: John Kerry, US Secretary of State.
12:32 pm: We stand together in freedom and make it clear that no act of terror will ever stop the march of freedom: John Kerry on terrorist attack in France.
12:30 pm: Privileged to be a part of Vibrant Gujarat Summit: John Kerry.
12:22 pm: You are here to not only build industrial strength but sustainable inclusive solutions: Ban Ki-Moon at Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
12:15 pm: I sincerely hope, all world and business leaders and people will be inspired by Gandhi ji’s visions and teachings: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
11:26 am: India is on the cusp of major progress in reducing the number of people living in major poverty: Jim Yong Kim.
11:20 am: India’s economic growth will be 6.4 per cent this year and faster in the next: World Bank president Jim Yong Kim.
11:16 am: We predict India will be a bright spot in an otherwise mediocre economic environment: Jim Yong Kim, World Bank.
11:08 am: US investors want to be in India, here to bridge the gap between what we do and what we are capable of doing: Ajay Banga.
11:05 am: I was educated in Ahmedabad, so I consider myself a product of Gujarat: Ajay Banga, president and CEO of MasterCard, US India Business Council Chief.
11:00 am: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar.
10:55 am: Aditya Birla Group to investRs.20,000 crore in expansion of cement and other plants in Gujarat: Kumar Mangalam Birla.
10:48 am: Gujarat most preferred destination for us: Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.
10:45 am: Selected Gujarat for new plant as the state is superior in infra and decision-making over others: Suzuki Motors chairman Osamu Suzuki.
10:40 am: I would request every investor to follow our steps, invest in Gujarat and benefit themselves:Mukesh Ambani.
10:39 am: Make in India, Digital India programmes have energised India: RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani.
10:38 am: Reliance will invest Rs.1 lakh crore in Gujarat, says Mukesh Ambani.
10:38 am: We are proud to be a Gujarati company. We have invested in Gujarat time and again to convert a business vision into reality: Mukesh Ambani.
10:37 am: Each Vibrant Gujarat Summit has been bigger success than previous one. I have been fortunate enough to attend each one of them: Mukesh Ambani.
10:36 am: India can become the world’s fastest growing economy: Ambani.
10:27 am: All of us will mutually benefit by the interactions in the coming two days: Gujarat CM.
10:26 am: We want to become an education and healthcare hub. Agriculture, food processing and dairy very important for us: Gujarat CM.
10:25 am: I am extremely happy for the great response we have received for this summit, I extend a very warm welcome to all: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.
10:20 am: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel welcomes all dignitaries at Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
10:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
09:55 am: Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla arrive at Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar.
09:50 am: This year’s three-day event, which is being held amid tight security in the wake of Pakistan vessel incident in Arabian sea, is touted to be the biggest ever, with a host of high-profile business as well as political leaders attending it.
09:45 am: Apart from Ban Ki-Moon and John Kerry, several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies will participate in the summit that will conclude on January 13.
09:30 am: Eight countries, including the US, Canada and Japan have for the first time become partner nations for the summit.
09:25 am: The business event is expected to bring in record investments to Gujarat and the state government expects to sign over 20,000 Expression of Interest (EoI) or MoUs during the summit.