Prime Minister inaugurates Uttar Pradesh Global Investor Summit, highlighted state’s work in education and skill development

Lucknow: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 in Lucknow today. He also inaugurated the Global Trade Show and launched Invest UP 2.0 during the program. Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 is the flagship investment summit of the Government of Uttar Pradesh which will bring together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, think tanks, and leaders from across the world to collectively explore business opportunities and forge partnerships. The Prime Minister also took a walkthrough of the exhibition on display.

Leaders of Industry spoke on the occasion. Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla said that India is showing remarkable entrepreneurial dynamism and innovation and credited the Prime Minister with infusing new energy into the country’s economic landscape. Shri Mukesh Ambani said that this year’s budget has laid the foundation for India’s emergence as a developed nation. He also said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the country has transformed a great deal and under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s vision and laser-sharp focus on execution a bold new India is taking shape. Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons said that the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister has created a situation where India is going to be the fastest-growing economy. All industry leaders including Daniel Bircher, CEO of Zurich Airport Asia, Chairman of Dixon Technologies, and Shri Sunil Vachani showed optimism towards the opportunities emerging in Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minister said within 5-6 years, Uttar Pradesh has established a new identity. Now Uttar Pradesh is known for good governance, better law and order situation, peace, and stability. “New opportunities for wealth creators are being made here”, the Prime Minister added. The Prime Minister also noted a meaningful change in the government’s thinking in UP for ensuring ease of doing business. “Today UP has become a source of hope and inspiration”, the Prime Minister remarked. He underlined that UP has become a bright spot for the nation just like India has become a bright spot on the global stage.

Speaking on the Budget, the Prime Minister underlined the growing allocation for infrastructure and talked about opportunities for investors in health, education, and social infrastructure. Similarly, he invited the investor to the opportunities in the green growth path that India has embraced.

The Prime Minister also threw the spotlight on the development works that have taken place in the education and skill development in the state. He listed Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Ayush University, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Health University, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University, and Major Dhyan Chand Sports University as institutions that will impart different types of skills. He informed that more than 16 lakh youth have been trained under Skill Development Mission.

He also noted that the UP government has started courses related to artificial intelligence in PGI Lucknow and IIT Kanpur and highlighted the state’s increasing role in the country’s start-up revolution. He informed that the UP government has set a target of setting up 100 incubators and three state-of-the-art centers in the coming years which will create a huge pool of talented and skilled youth.

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister highlighted the robust partnership between the resolve of the double-engine government and the possibilities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He urged the investors and industry leaders to not waste any more time and become a part of the prosperity. “The prosperity of the world lies in the prosperity of India and your participation is very important in this journey of prosperity”, the Prime Minister concluded.

Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Anadiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh, Ministers from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, foreign dignitaries, and industry leaders were present on the occasion among others.