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Foreigners flock to Vibrant Gujarat

Good Evening friends,

Being Amadavadi and Gujarati I am so exited with the vibrant Gujarat. Our Chieft Minister Narandra Modi did lots of effort to make it happen that delegates from 30 countries are going to take part in vibrant Gujarat. I am sure person who can understand the effort our CM and government doing to bring my state up. Keep it up Sir Narandra Modi. We all love you and we all with you.

 

When Narendra Modi sat with his think-tank in early August to plan the Vibrant Gujarat show in January 2009, the one issue which was discussed most extensively was foreign participation. For, FDI constituted a meager one per cent of the total investment pledged during the summit in 2007. Just about a dozen companies came on exploratory trips then.

 

This time, however, the world is opening up to a vibrant Gujarat which had slid in the world’s view after the 2002 riots. Nearly 400 foreign delegates from 30 countries are arriving, most of them looking for business opportunities. Nearly 60 companies from around the world will participate. There will also be an army of diplomats and parliamentarians who are warming up to Gujarat and Modi for the first time.

 

The reason is simple. Modi has been able to market Gujarat as an excellent investment destination even in this age of global meltdown. His officials and ministers went on tours to several corners of the world, hard-selling the state and its pivotal location along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).

 

Modi himself met envoys and consuls in separate meetings in Delhi and Mumbai in October 2008. Even some envoys from European Union (EU) nations, which do not allow Modi to visit their countries, were present at these meetings.

 

The list of participants gives out a clear trend of a changing perception about Gujarat. Where governments are still reluctant to be seen in Modi’s company, conglomerates are rushing to sign MoUs. In a couple of cases, while the governments are taking time to warm up themselves, they are sending in parliamentary delegations to get a feel of a new Gujarat.

Bye Bye-Year 2008

Dear Friends,

Year 2008 is just going away from all of us. In next 8 hours, calendars are going to change their year from 2008 to 2009. World is going to change the YYYY from 2008 to 2009. Year 2008 is having its own memory for each of us and for me too. All of us are going to carry the good and bad memory of year 2008 with us in year 2009.

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I like to carry the positive and good memory of year 2008 in year 2009. For negative and painful memory of year 2008 I just learn a lesson and going to delete those negative memories from my memory. I am going to do control + delete, so it be deleted for ever. I am going to carry only positive and good memory of year 2008 in 2009.

I like to say GOOD BYE YEAR-2008 from Dhirendra Patel

2008 at a glance for Dhirendra

Good Evening friends,

Merry Christmas to all. I like to wish HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. Beginning of 2009 and end for 2008. Time is running out very fast. I feel like 2008 just started few weeks back. And we are at end of 2008 now. 361 days completed.  Just 4 days left now.  Isn’t its time to make a evaluation statement for our self? Where I was at the beginning of 2008 and where I am at the end of 2008.

 

Business needs to make evaluation statements at regular intervals. Like weekly report, monthly statement, quarterly statement, half yearly statement and yearly statements. If you are aware with what business communities doing with all these statements, each statement get analyze. Top level management evaluates the monthly statement and from that they predict and plan for half yearly and yearly behavior of company. Again with quarterly statements they compare what was projected and what happy in actual, than plan again for next quarter. And with such analysis businesses makes profits and earn money. If they don’t analyze their behaviors during the year, they don’t come to know where they are going- towards profits or towards loose?

 

Same way in human life, each day passes with guarantee of not going to come back.

There is no one to ask us about our profits and loose as being human weather we are going towards upward side in life or towards downward? I believe as there is no one to ask us, we need to be more conscious about that part because there is no control on that.

I think one should ask following questions to him/her self.

 

  • Do I need to analyze year 2008 for my self?

 

  • Year 2008 good or bad for me as individual in material sense.

 

  • Year 2008 good or bad for me as individual with reference to me as human, me as live identity or we can say it with reference to spirituality?

 

We talk more in next post.

Gujarat woos South African business-2

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) project, would also present tremendous investment opportunities for South African companies, said the chief executive officer of GIFT, Sunil Bahl, who described the project as ‘the most ambitious ever in Gujarat’: ‘There will be opportunities in engineering, minerals, ports, tourism and the automotive industry, among others.’

Urging South African business to see Gujarat as an excellent investment opportunity, Murmu cited as a major advantage the fact that half of the ten multi-zone Special Economic Zones proposed for India were in Gujarat.

‘Other advantages are our long coastline of 1,600 km and its 41 ports; uninterrupted power supply; and road, rail and air connectivity.’

Tata’s decision to start producing its Nano, the world’s cheapest car, in Gujarat was also mentioned as a big boost for the state.

Harish Seth, chairman and managing director of Setco Automotive, said his company was looking at a joint venture partner in either South Africa or one of the East African countries for the production of clutches for the automotive industry, which were currently not being produced in the region.

The Seth family has already become a firm exporter of South African wines to India.

The delegation invited local visitors to attend the bi-ennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit at Science City in Ahmedabad on January 12-13, 2009. The delegation will also visit the coastal cities of Durban and Cape Town next week.

 

Gujarat woos South African business-1

A high-level government and business delegation from Gujarat Friday began a three-city tour of South Africa to woo local business to invest in the state as part of the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ campaign.

The delegation addressed largely South African Indian businessmen at the head office of First National Bank, which is expecting o start operating in India by next month.

Girish Chandra Murmu, additional principal secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, told IANS that while they were interested din South African investment in all sectors, there were a few special ones that there was particularly interest in.

‘We in Gujarat don’t have miens, but specialise in processing, especially coal and diamonds, which South Africa mines, so we are very keen on that. We also know that South Africa has very good technology for producing fuel from coal and our large lignite deposits could assist in this regard.

‘South African companies could also find excellent opportunities in the infrastructure sector, especially withe the development of ports on the long coastline of Gujarat; the new international airport planned for Dholera and in the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, a third of which will go through Gujarat.’

Interesting facts of Second Test between india-australia

Friends, India win second test cricket match between India and Australia at mohali. India wrap up Aussies in style and win by 320 runs. There are many more interesting facts related with this test. I like to share with you all.

What a memorable Test match this has been, Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run scorer and the first batsman to reach 12000 runs in Test cricket.

Sourav Ganguly became the fourth Indian to score 7000 Test runs before notching up his 16th Test century.

 

Amit Mishra became the sixth Indian to take five wickets on Test debut. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became only the third wicket-keeper batsman and captain to make half-centuries in both the innings of a Test.

Gautam Gambhir got his first Test century in India.

And of course India registering their biggest Test match victory ever in terms of runs and it tastes sweeter as it has come against Australia. Congratulation to Team India.

 

Modi presses expatriate Gujaratis into service for GUJCOC approval

Good Morning Friends, September 1st, 2008. Started my day at 5-20 am when I weak up and reach garden at 5-40 am and walk till 6-30 am. It was really nice beginning of my day. I really love to walk early morning. I was reading newspaper and I read our Chief Minister Narendra Modi urged Guajarati’s to send email to Prime Minister of Indian Shree Manmohan Singh for GUJCOC Bill. Here is the complete news.

 

Two days after his meeting with the Prime Minister seeking early approval for presidential nod to the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the expatriate Gujaratis to send e-mails to Manmohan Singh in this regard.

 

Addressing the World Gujarati Conference 2008 in New Jersey, USA, through video-conference, Modi said that strict laws like GUJCOC, which has already been cleared thrice by the state legislative assembly, are required to curb the menace of terrorism.

 

He said the ‘Gujarat model of development’ is now being applauded across the country and the development process cannot be halted by terror attacks.

 

On the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Gujarat’s statehood, Modi asked every Gujarati to work towards making ‘Golden Gujarat’ a reality by 2010.

 

Speaking about the potential for an IT boom in the state, he said Gujarat remains the only state in the country that has provided broadband connection to nearly 17,000 villages. He urged the expatriates to invest in businesses across the state, and he invited them to attend the Global Investors Summit to be held in January next year.

 

Modi addressed the meet via satellite for the third consecutive year since 2005, when he was reportedly denied a visa to the US. The Association of Indian Americans of North America has organised the conference.

 

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