Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives here on Thursday on a three-day visit to his home state to thrown open his pet biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit besides other events in the capital and Ahmedabad.
He will first inaugurate the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition and Convention Centre, where over 25 industrial and business sectors will be showcased.
According to an official release, the Prime Minister, later in the evening on Thursday, will 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-speciality public hospital built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and is equipped with all modern amenities, including an air ambulance.
The press release stated that 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.
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. He 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 agenda of global socio-economic development, knowledge-sharing and forging effective partnerships,” the 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 inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various development projects.
The Prime Minister will fly out out Gujarat the same day for Mumbai where he will inaugurate the new building of National Museum of Indian Cinema.