New Delhi, December 8 (HS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit 2023’ in Dehradun on Friday, underscoring the state’s transformation into a hub of development and spirituality. PM Modi expressed satisfaction that Uttarakhand is reaping the benefits of a double-engine government, emphasizing both religious significance and developmental progress.
Addressing the attendees, the Prime Minister affirmed, “Uttarakhand is on the path to becoming a destination of development, along with being a state of religion. The state is benefiting from the double-engine government.” He inaugurated the summit with optimism, foreseeing numerous opportunities for investors. “This Devbhoomi’s full potential is definitely going to open many doors for you,” he assured.
PM Modi highlighted Uttarakhand as a shining example of the nation’s commitment to the twin principles of development and heritage. “Today, Uttarakhand is a shining example of the mantra of development and heritage with which India is moving forward. The development of the state is our priority,” he declared.
Reflecting on his close connection with the sentiments and possibilities in Uttarakhand, the Prime Minister emphasized the shift in India’s political landscape. “Today you will see policy-driven governance in the country; you will see the strong insistence of the countrymen on political stability. Aspirational India today does not want instability but wants a stable government. The recent assembly elections are an example of this,” he stated.
PM Modi outlined the need for a “wedding in India” movement, akin to the Make in India initiative, encouraging people to choose Uttarakhand as a destination for weddings. Expressing his vision, he said, “If even 5,000 marriages start taking place here in a year, then a new infrastructure will be created, and the world’s weddings will start taking place here.”
Drawing attention to the global interest in experiencing India, the Prime Minister noted the unparalleled enthusiasm among both Indians and foreigners. He highlighted efforts to develop theme-based tourism circuits across the country, positioning Uttarakhand as a robust brand of tourism in this campaign.
Impact on MSMEs and Businesses:
The Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit, inaugurated by PM Modi, signals a promising environment for MSMEs and businesses seeking investment opportunities in the state. The emphasis on Uttarakhand as a destination for development aligns with the government’s commitment to fostering economic growth and attracting investments.
MSMEs involved in sectors such as hospitality, tourism, infrastructure, and event management may find new avenues for expansion and collaboration in Uttarakhand. The proposed “wedding in India” movement presents a unique opportunity for businesses associated with the wedding industry, including event planners, accommodation providers, catering services, and more.
As Uttarakhand positions itself as a hub for both spirituality and economic development, MSMEs can explore partnerships, government schemes, and investment opportunities to actively participate in the state’s growth trajectory. The summit, with its focus on policy-driven governance and stability, creates an encouraging environment for businesses to contribute to Uttarakhand’s journey towards becoming a vibrant center for investment and commerce.