Modi arrives for Vibrant Gujarat Summit

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Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Gujarat capital for a three-day visit to his home state to throw open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.

He inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition and Convention Centre, where over 25 industrial and business sectors will be showcased.

The Prime Minister will later in the evening inaugurate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Ahmedabad.

Culled from the decades-old Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital, this is a 78-metre-high state-of-the-art super-specialty public hospital built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and is equipped with all modern amenities, including an air ambulance.

According to officials, this will be a completely paperless hospital and is a part of the Ayushman Bharat initiative. Modi will inspect the facilities at the hospital and address a gathering.

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He would also throw open Ahmedabad Shopping Festival, 2019, which official sources say has been planned on the lines of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The Prime Minister will unveil the festival mascot. Modi will also address a public gathering here.

On Friday, he will inaugurate the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit at the Mahatma Mandir. Modi had conceptualised the summit as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2003 to position Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.

“The summit provides a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development, knowledge sharing and forging effective partnerships,” an official release said.

Modi will be in Hazira in Surat on Saturday to mark the setting up of the Hazira Gun Factory. From here, he will leave for Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli. He will lay the foundation stone for various development projects.

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The Prime Minister will fly out out Gujarat on the same day for Mumbai where he will inaugurate the new building of National Museum of Indian Cinema.

–IANS

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