VGGS 2013 is not just about investments. It is about injecting positivity in economic environment, inducting togetherness in our socio-economic activities!

4 Apr

VGGS is not just about investments. It is about injecting positivity in the economic environment. It is about inducting togetherness in our socio-economic activities. It is about bringing Global and Local inclusiveness in our economic processes: Narendra Modi. This is the land of Mahatma Gandhi and the summit is at an auspicious time as it coincides with the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda; he said.

Earlier Gujarat was the gateway to the globe from India. Now it is becoming global gateway to India!

Narendra Modi pointed out that the people of India are firm believers in the Mantra of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is our family) and added that this belief is even more strongly displayed in the thoughts and actions of the people of Gujarat. He opined, “Earlier, Gujarat was the gateway to the Globe from India. Now it is becoming the Global Gate way to India. And thus, Gujarat welcomes you with open arms to this summit, which has grown far beyond the boundaries of Gujarat. “

This must be a forum that displays commitment to the betterment of the economy

Commenting on the state of the economy, Narendra Modi said, “We are meeting at a very crucial stage of our social and economic life. The last few years have not been very encouraging for the global economy. This has impacted livelihood and social lives of people around the world. Even fastest growing economies have experience slowdown.” He further said that the same is the state with the Indian economy.

Growth rates in Gujarat not impacted adversely by global slowdown

The Chief Minister stated that despite the global slowdown the growth rate was not adversely affected in Gujarat. “We have acquired an element of resilience in the economy. It stands equally on all three important pillars – Manufacturing, Services and Agriculture. We have not only been able to sail through, but also have maintained 10% plus growth rate in all the three sectors.” He also noted that the economy has sustained itself as well as sustained jobs and livelihood for the people.

Today’s world characterized by power of technology and power of information

Stressing on the power of technology and information Narendra Modi said, “Today’s world is characterized by the power of technology and the power of information.” He also spoke about the importance of youth power. He shared that India is the world’s most youthful nation and the nation’s youth power is a matter of great strength. “We have to harness it and put it to our advantage,” opined the Chief Minister.

Our development model has brought smiles on millions of faces!

Narendra Modi talked at length about the unique development model of Gujarat that has taken the states to newer heights in the last decade. He said that Gujarat has provided far-reaching solutions to many of the problems society faces. “We have created a model which makes use of local resources and local talent.  At the same time, it offers solutions which are right and relevant in the global perspective,” he declared.

History has repeatedly shown us that the economic models based on exploitation will not work

In his speech the Chief Minister spoke about the importance of sustainable development and the prevention of exploitation of labour and natural resources. “History has repeatedly shown us that the economic models based on exploitation will not work,” he pointed.

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