UP Investors’ Summit 2018: Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, who was in Lucknow today (February 21) to attend the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018 was not just impressed but amazed by cleanliness in capital city of the state – Lucknow. And he didn’t forget to share this with the rest of the world on Twitter. Mahindra, who is super active on social media, in his latest tweet appreciated the transformation of Lucknow from a “dirty” to a clean city and expressed his delight over the fact that the city, popularly known as the city of etiquettes, has become “one of India’s most liveable cities”.
Commenting on the make-over of the city, Mahindra tweeted: “Amazed to see its (Lucknow) transformation into a clean city today. I asked if this was due to the investor summit. My local colleagues assured me it was not.”
Some years ago,there was only one word to describe Lucknow city: Dirty.
Amazed to see its transformation into a clean city today.I asked if this was due to the investor summit..My local colleagues assured me it was not.They said it has become one of India’s most liveable cities!
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 21, 2018
Not just the city but he also seemed to be carried away by the state of Uttar Pradesh. He commenced his UP Investors’ Summit’s speech on an emotional note saying that although he was born in Maharashtra, his mother hailed from Allahabad and studied in Lucknow. Mahindra said coming to Lucknow made him feel like a traveller who reached home.
Mahindra also highlighted business opportunities in the state and urged his global counterparts to reap the benefit of large size and large consumer base of Uttar Pradesh by investing in the state. He himself committed to set up an electric vehicle plant in Uttar Pradesh and also announced to invest Rs 200 crore in Varanasi in infrastructure projects.
While addressing the gathering at the Summit, Mahindra said that given the size of Uttar Pradesh, it must not be compared to other states of India but the state should be compared with other countries. He pointed out that the population of Uttar Pradesh is more than any European nation, thereby, highlighting the availability of manpower in the state.
Not only Lucknow, Mahindra also shared his nostalgia associated with the city of Indore. In another tweet, Mahindra remembered that he first met and fell in love with his wife in Indore. He also expressed his wish to re-visit the city and see its new ‘avatar’. “I first met and fell in love with my wife in Indore..so it is a special place for me! To be honest, it was a very dirty city then. I heard that it has been transformed. We must come back to see this new avatar of the city!,” Mahindra tweeted.