1. Modi in Davos: At WEF 2018, here is what Shah Rukh Khan, Piyush Goyal, Amitabh Kant and other dignitaries are saying

Modi in Davos: At WEF 2018, here is what Shah Rukh Khan, Piyush Goyal, Amitabh Kant and other dignitaries are saying

The World Economic Forum in Davos presents a great opportunity for India to show its potential to the world. At the summit major political leaders, economists, chief ministers and popular Bollywood celebrities will present their views.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2018 1:34 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Davos attending a 4-day World Economic Forum (WEF 2018) summit. The PM today met top CEOs and told them that India means business and presents an exciting opportunity for the global businesses. PM narrated India’s growth story while addressing a roundtable before a dinner meeting. According to ANI report, PM Modi was accompanied by top government officials including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek. The World Economic Forum in Davos presents a great opportunity for India to show its potential to the world. At the summit major political leaders, economists, chief ministers and popular Bollywood celebrities will present their views. As per the ANI report, commenting on PM’s address at the summit, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said, “I think he will say it as it is, it is about India… how rules of governance are changing and about transformation of the country to a ‘New India’ by 2022.” Goyal added, “PM’s presence gives a big message to the world community, that India is open for business. Here, we are all giving out information about the ‘New India 2022’ that we are working towards.” Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.Chandrababu Naidu also praised Narendra Modi’s leadership and said, “This time World Economic Forum is India’s World Economic Forum. PM is promoting India from Davos, it is a great opportunity. In Andhra Pradesh we are going in a big way for investment.”

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “We maintained our growth along with structural reforms, we worked for financial inclusion along with financial growth. PM has worked on global terrorism on the diplomatic front and to tell all of it India’s delegation is here” Commenting upon India’s growth story, Kant added, “PM is coming here to tell unique story of India’s growth along with major structural reforms and fact that India opened up the economy at a time when countries are closing economies. Our FDI grew by 62 percent when across world it fell by 16 percent”

Baba Ramdev led Patanjali has also sent 2 of its Aacharya to Davos to teach yoga. Aacharya Smit and Aacharya Bharadwaj will be practising Yoga at the Summit and on this note, the Yoga teachers said that they were happy to get a chance to bring Yoga to such a huge platform.

Among the Bollywood celebrities, the highlight was Shah Rukh Khan, who received Crystal award for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India with the help of Meer Foundation. Shah Rukh said, “Extremely charged that I’ve had this amazing opportunity, this award, being recognized like this for minuscule work that I did, I’d like to do it with even more fervor. What is even more pleasant is that India is here in full power.”

Karan Johar, who is a well known Bollywood film-maker spoke on controversy-ridden movie Padmaavat. He said, “SC judgement went in favour of Padmaavat, it is a matter of happiness that the law has prevailed. I hope for a safe release.” On Shah Rukh getting crystal award, Johar said he feels very proud.

MoS Dr.Jitendra Singh also praised PM’s leadership and said: “PM’s revolutionary and unorthodox reforms have generated a tremendous amount of interest in the global investor community.”

Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh spoke about technological advancement and rural development in the state. He said, “There is a renewed interest in India. I am interested in combination of technology rural development so we can give pinpoint delivery and eliminate poverty, that is what we are working on.”

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