Gandhinagar: The fifth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit concluded on January 13, registering a record number of MoUs for highest ever amount in the Vibrant summits.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi switched to Hindi for the valedictory speech and dedicated this event to the youth and the women of Gujarat.
“I dedicate the success of the Rs. 20.83 lakh crore of MoUs to the youth and the women in the state,” he said. Talking about the need for a Surajya (good governance) after the Swarajya given by Mahatma Gandhi, he said, “Mahatma Gandhi fought to give India Freedom. Now, this venue, named after him, will help the county in making it powerful by removing poverty.”
He further said that not only a rich man’s son could become businessman, but “now I, also want that even a poor man’s son should be able to see and fulfill his vision of being a big businessman. I want to provide all kinds of services on their doorstep.”
Referring to Ratan Tata’s wish to start rural transportation service, he said, “With this move, the rural people will be able to dream and grow.”
He then announced Mission Mangalam.
“Isse sabka mangal hoga, (everyone will be benefited). All those below poverty line (BPL) youth and women will get opportunities to learn and work. We have found small women Self-Help Groups, which will fulfill the dream. First time, corporate social responsibility is part of our vision,” he added.
Top most 34 MNCs, corporate houses, signed MoU with Gujarat government for Rs. 20,000 crore through Mission Mangalam. More than 15 lakh women would get training and jobs. Modi gave credit to “Team Gujarat” for success of the event. He expressed desire to bring Gujarat on a par with the developed countries. “I want to bring the state out of poverty,” he said.
Modi said that the 21st century belonged to India.