Surat: The cycle of times has changed, now the world is looking for a way to connect with India again: Dr. S. Jaishankar Loktej Surat, Business News

Surat: The cycle of times has changed, now the world is looking for a way to connect with India again: Dr. S.  Jaishankar  Loktej Surat, Business News

A joint initiative of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) “Corporate Summit 2024 – Economic Upliftment of India” was organized at Platinum Hall, Sarsana, Surat. In which the Honorable Foreign Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar addressed the industrialists of Surat.

Chamber of Commerce President Ramesh Vaghasia welcomed everyone in the program. He said that India has risen economically and we all have to make joint efforts to make the country economically strong. India has now become a member of BRICS and successfully led the G20. For the first time in the history of the Chamber of Commerce, Mission 84 met and supported Ambassadors, Consuls General, Commercial Attaches and representatives of 21 different countries at the Ethiopian Embassy in New Delhi. Under Mission 84, supported to provide opportunities to industrialists to increase exports from Surat, Gujarat and the country to make India economically strong. Apart from this, Chamber President Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar was requested to provide guidance and suggestions to make the Chamber of Commerce’s Mission 84 a success, which the External Affairs Minister gladly accepted.

India’s Foreign Minister Dr. S. While addressing the industrialists of Surat, Jaishankar praised Gujaratis. He said, ‘Whenever I come to Gujarat I feel very happy. I never forget that I am a representative of Gujarat. I believe Gujaratis are the most globalized people in India. While many developmental and innovative works are taking place in the country, the youth of the country have many opportunities in various fields.

He further said, ‘The cycle of times has changed, now once again the world is looking for a way to connect with India. Today India is the fifth largest economy in the world with an economy of Rs 3.7 trillion and in the coming years India will become the third largest economy. There are many opportunities in semiconductor, drones, space, solar, renewable sector due to India’s collaboration with western countries on emerging technologies and he believes that India is a unique and non-substitutable partner.’

Africa has opened its doors to India for trade. There are many business opportunities for Indians in Africa. Market and new technology will have to be partnered for business growth, Europe, America, Japan and Taiwan are very good partners for India. Since India is a consumer country, it is necessary to pay attention to the natural resource providing countries of the world, Russia, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. Entrepreneurs in India should know the situation of India. The entire world market is behind India.

When we talk about India Rising, the world feels that the days are gone when we used to associate India with poverty. The India we have now is the India of Chandrayaan, UPI, 5G, Covaxin. He further told the businessmen of Surat that business means the country’s capacity and employment. For this, more attention is being given to logistics and infrastructure development in the country. With the acceleration of projects, the country will move further in infrastructure development.

Chamber of Commerce Vice President Vijay Mewawala thanked everyone present at the program. The entire program was conducted by Honorary Minister Nikhil Madrasi. Group Chairman Manish Kapadia presented the outline of the program. Sanjay Punjabi, Coordinator of SGCCI Global Connect Mission 84, introduced the Honorable External Affairs Minister. Former Chamber President Himanshu Bodawala, Honorary Treasurer Kiran Thummar, FICCI Gujarat Council President Rajiv Gandhi, Vice President Natubhai Patel, former presidents, group presidents and industrialists from Surat were present. Honorable Foreign Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar gave satisfactory answers to various questions of the industrialists and then the program concluded.



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