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PM Modi Inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Here Are the Details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat world Summit in Gandhinagar on Wednesday, along with numerous other world leaders. The three-day event is attended by 34 partner nations and representatives from more than 130 countries. It will also commemorate ’20 years of Vibrant Gujarat as the Summit of Success’.

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit was founded in 2003 under the leadership of PM Modi, the state’s chief minister at the time. The inaugural edition of the Summit took place during the Navratri festival, with over 1,000 participants and leaders from 45 nations participating.

The theme for this year’s Summit, which takes place from January 10 to 12, is ‘Gateway to the Future’. Several events have been planned as part of the Summit in the state capital Gandhinagar, including Mahatma Mandir, Sector-17 Exhibition Centre, and GIFT City. The primary guest for today’s opening ceremony is UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will be joined by other leaders from across the world.

What to anticipate from the three-day summit?

  • According to the official release, the Summit will feature a variety of events, including seminars and conferences, on globally relevant topics such as industry 4.0, technology and innovation, sustainable manufacturing, green hydrogen, electric mobility and renewable energy, and the transition to sustainability.
  • The event will see a large number of projects and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) signed between the government and global companies, advancing industrial and technological growth in Gujarat.
  • This year, the ministry of development of North-Eastern Region is aiming to use the platform to showcase investment prospects in the North-Eastern regions.
  • During the Summit, the Innovations for Defence Excellence-Defence Innovation Organization (iDEX-DIO) will exhibit futuristic technologies in unmanned solutions, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and advanced materials.

Vibrant Gujarat Trade show

  • Ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, PM Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Trade show in Gandhinagar. The show is an exhibition spread across two lakh square metres in multiple halls at the Helipad Ground Exhibition Centre dedicated to themes such as ‘Make in Gujarat’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • The trade show will operate for two days for business engagement on January 10 and 11, following which it will be open to the general public on January 12 and 13.
  • According to a release, a total of 20 countries are participating in the show including – Australia, Tanzania, Morocco, Mozambique, South Korea, Thailand, Estonia, Bangladesh, Singapore, UAE, UK, Germany, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Russia, Rwanda, Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam, showcasing their respective industries.
  • The show will highlight several topics such as women empowerment, MSME development, new technology, green and smart infrastructure, and sustainable energy.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has participated in the trade show, with the thrust on ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. The state-owned defence manufacturer’s stall features a modified Su-30 MKI aircraft capable of integrating indigenous air-to-ground BrahMos missiles weighing 2500 kg and having a range of nearly 300 km.

Exclusive vegetarian thali for Summit visitors

Leela Hotel will provide unique vegetarian lunches for all 136 attendees at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit over the course of three days. The state government has developed a special ‘Vibrant Bharat Thali’ for privileged golden cards, priced at ₹4,000, according to news agency PTI.

Beginning with the event on January 10, attendees will be served their first meal in the afternoon, called ‘Taste of India,’ which will include a variety of vegetarian cuisine. They will be served ‘The Taste of Gujarat’ in the evening, which will feature ‘khichdi’ and ‘curry’. Delegates will be fed many flavors of millet on the second day of the event, prepared in the traditional manner by the locals. On the third day, there will be a special networking supper and cultural performances.

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