- The two-day event is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in the state
- This is the first such event by the Yogi Adityanath government
- The two-day event will be attended by 5,000 delegates and over 100 speaker
Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow. The two-day event is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in the state. President Ram Nath Kovind is will preside over the valedictory function on day two of the summit on February 22nd.
Several ministers from the UP government have spearheaded a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #AreYouInUP to promote the event on social media.
Special security arrangements have been made for the event. Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) teams have been deployed at the venue, Indira Gandhi Pratisthan, and for the first time, Special Police Operations Teams have also been deployed. Besides there will be ATS commandoes and local police officials to ensure property security.
This is the first such event by Uttar Pradesh’s Adityanath government. At a glittering dinner last evening the Chief Minister hosted a string of national and international delegates and urged them to invest in his state. “Uttar Pradesh is a state of possibilities. Invest here. The government is ready to provide all opportunities to you,” he said.
Guests at the dinner included former Mauritius President and Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth and his wife Sarojini, ambassadors of The Netherlands, Czech and Finland, delegates from Japan and Thailand Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra and Dr Naresh Trehan.
The two-day event is being attended by 5,000 delegates and over 100 speakers. The event will see heads of states and governments, ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academicians from around the world coming together to further the cause of economic development in the state.
Several ministers are also scheduled to attend the event, including home minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, UP deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani, among others.
Top industrialists, including Gautam Adani, Mukesh Ambani, Subhash Chandra, N Chandrashekharan, Anand Mahindra, KM Birla, Shobana Kamineni, will also be addressing various sessions. A total of 30 sessions are scheduled during the course of the event. They will focus on on civil aviation, ITEs, dairy, electronics manufacturing, tourism, MSME, renewable energy, film, handloom and textile, agro and food processing.