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Gujarat to make its pitch at Make In India Week.

Date: 03-02-2016
Subject: Gujarat to make its pitch at Make In India Week
AHMEDABAD: Chief minister Anandiben Patel and the state's big industrialists will promote Gujarat as an investment destination at the first-ever `Make In India Week' programme to be held in Mumbai from February 13. The state will host its own investment summit on February 16 in which Patel will be participating along with host of experts and industrialists.

During the Gujarat Investment Summit, panel discussion will be held on two themes -`Investment Opportunities in Gujarat' and `Experience Sharing: Journey to Gujarat'.

Besides the CM, chairman of IIM-Udaipur and chairman and managing director of Cadila Healthcare Pankaj Patel, CEO of Adani Ports & SEZ Karan Adani, strategic advisor of industries Gujarat Golden Destination for Investment Sunil Parekh, managing director of GIFT City Ajay Pandey , and chairman and managing director of Rasna Pvt Ltd Piruz Khambatta are expected to take part in the event.

"Recent developments in the International Financial Services Center (IFSC) and participation from prominent financial institutions have set the stage for promising growth in the years to come. This will open up lots of opportunities for investors and we will be promoting the same at the mega event,"said Pandey .

"The idea is to inform the investors about the business environment of Gujarat and opportunities in the state," Parekh said.

According to Make In India website, 10 states will be holding their own investment summits to attract over 500 firms from India and 60 other countries to invest in their region. Of these, six are BJP-ruled states -Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Maharash tra, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. The other four states are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab and Odisha.None of the Congress-ruled states are participating in the programme which is one of the pet projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The event will be inaugurated by PM Modi on February 13.Besides the PM, five to six heads of nations are also likely to take part in the event. The Make in India week will focus on 11 key sectors those have the potential to attract investment in the manufacturing sector, including aerospace, defence, automobile, IT, MSMEs, pharmaceuticals and textiles.

Ahmedabad: City-based premier institute, National Institute of Design (NID), will attend the Make in India week to be held in Mumbai from February 13 to 18. With its vision to empower the country through design excellence, NID will also share futuristic ideas of its students in the summit, where award-winning products will be put on display.

Pradyumna Vyas, director of NID, Ahmedabad, who will be one of the key speakers at the conference on `Empowerment through Design', said NID will put up design shows, hold workshops and also exhibit projects by students at the week-long summit."We are putting up a Make in India design show, in which we want to showcase good design practices from across the country. Different selected products, which have got `India design' mark and design excellence award, will be exhibited along with some futuristic ideas of students. It will help industry people to learn about design activities in India,"Vyas said. "We will also hold two-hour workshops every day, where eminent designers will speak on good design practices," he added.

Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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