Focus of India International Trade Fair: Digital India
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated the 36th edition of the India International Trade Fair 2016 on Monday in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the India International Trade Fair is a mega projection of the new India that is fast taking shape.
It showcases the vision of a glorious tomorrow, a spirit of excellence and achievement and unparalleled investment opportunity through the prism of the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives taken by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Mukherjee said the fair symbolises India’s commitment towards bringing the benefits of economic reform to its people from all walks of society, especially the underprivileged.
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The President complimented the organizers for the theme of ‘Digital India’, this year. He said that digital technologies, e-commerce, e-enabled and mobile services are major components of e-governance and would, over time, contribute significantly to GDP growth.
It would also hopefully create a better understanding and awareness of ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaigns, Mukherjee said.
At the same time, he said, we also need to make use of our abundant renewable sources to create a society that is self-sustaining and mindful of its responsibilities towards the present and future generations.
The President said that he was confident that the 36th edition of this fair would promote business convergence and cohesiveness amongst the investors, manufacturers and retailers.