India-Japan Global Partnership Summit to focus on strengthening Trans-Asian Buddhist circuit

Written by FE Online | Mumbai | Updated: Oct 29 2013, 22:29pm hrs
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The second India Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) from December 15-18, 2013, at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, NCR, will along with other sectors, focus on tourism and the development of the Trans-Asian Buddhist circuit, which will boost tourism. The summit is an initiative of India Center Foundation (ICF), a not for profit and non-partisan organisation that has been working diligently as a catalyst to Indias nation-building processes.

ICF has already hosted the first edition of IJGPS in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The second IJGPS promises its participants a galaxy of star-studded intelligentsia, policy makers and corporate giants, both Indian and Japanese. IJGPS 2013 will take forward the vision of Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, chairman, ICF who has worked at cementing India Japan relations over 17 years.

Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, founder and director general, India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) and chairman of ICF, said, The India-Japan Global Partnership Summit is a platform for leaders of India and Japan to interact and discuss a micro road map for the macro vision for the two countries. I look forward to welcoming experts from various fields, strengthening the bond created over the past Summit and continue our growth story.

The summit boasts of the names like Sam Pitroda, chairman JGPS 2013 and advisor PM India; Shiozaki Yasuhisa, chairman IJGPS 2013, member, house of representatives- Japan and former cabinet secretary of the first Shinzo Abe cabinet; Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries- Japan, Hakubun Shimomura, minister for education and science- Japan and Mukesh Ambani, mentor IJGPS 2013.

The summit will highlight new initiatives ranging from smart knowledge and agricultural corridor, high speed railways, smart cities, and infrastructure to strengthen Trans- Asian Buddhist Circuit to new healthcare and education models, ideated and developed with the mission of transforming India into an energy efficient, environmentally responsible and sustainable economy.

The focus areas will include Buddhist circuit(integrated development of Buddhist nodes,investment opportunities,tourism infrastructure development);Infrastructure (key points to develop infrastructure, investment opportunities, development of facilities such as WIMAX connectivity and yoga and ayurvedic centres);Increasing tourist traffic between India and Japan and different types of tourism such as medical tourism (alternative medicine tourism), golf tourism (requiring high infrastructure )

Besides the summit, participants can visit the thematic Expo showcasing the strength of various Indian and Japanese companies, state sponsored exhibits and handicrafts from India and Japan.