President of India inaugurates 36th edition of the India International Trade Fair

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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 36th edition of the India International Trade Fair 2016 today (November 14, 2016) 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, Shri Narendra Modi. The   fair  symbolises India’s   commitment  towards bringing  the  benefits  of  economic  reform to  its  people  from all walks of society, especially the   under-privileged.

The President complimented ITPO 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. At the same time, 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 extended his good wishes to all participants from India and overseas especially, the ‘Partner Country’ – the ‘Republic of South Korea’ – and the Focus Country, ‘Belarus’.  He expressed hope that the ‘Partner States’ for the IITF this year -Madhya Pradesh and  Jharkhand and  the ‘Focus State’ Haryana would make full use of the opportunities that this fair presents.

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. It would also hopefully create a better understanding and awareness of ‘Digital   India’, ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaigns.