Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting to review the preparedness of Global Investors Meet (GIM) slated to be held at Dharamshala on 7-8 November said that foolproof arrangements must be made to ensure that the maiden mega event becomes a memorable one.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would preside over the inaugural function on 7th November and Home Minister Amit Shah would be presiding over the valedictory function to be held on 8th November. In addition to this senior Union Ministers would also be participating in the Meet, he added. He said that this event was a first of its kind thus efforts should be made that not even a single loophole was left unattended. He said that laxity in this regard would be viewed seriously. He said that the cleanliness must be ensured at any cost and efforts must also be made for beautification of the city.
The Chief Minister said that since as many as 209 foreign delegates were also expected to attend the event and adequate arrangements must be made for their comfort. He said that exhibition must be attractive, informative and eye catching. He said that eight sectoral sessions would be held during the event besides B2G meetings with the entrepreneurs.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it must be ensured that general public, particularly the patients, aged and students does not face any inconvenience. He said that arrangement must be made for smooth plying of the vehicles so that people do not face any inconvenience during the event.
Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi presented vote of thanks.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries Manoj Kumar welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed the progress in the preparedness regarding the Global Investors Meet.
Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said that adequate arrangement has been made for comfortable stay of the dignitaries visiting Dharamshala to participate in the Meet. He said that over 1200 rooms have been booked for the visiting dignitaries in the city. He said that effective steps have been taken to ensure smooth plying of vehicles during the event. He said that as many as 125 liaison officers have been deputed with the visiting foreign dignitaries and other VVIPs. He said that steps have been taken for city beautification.
Earlier, on his arrival at Dharamshala, Chief Minister visited the Police Ground at Dharamshala, the venue of this event and took stock of the progress in the preparedness to make the event a success.
Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MLAs Rakesh Pathania, Arun Kumar, Ravi Dhiman, DGP S.R.Mardi, Additional Chief Secretaries Anil Khachi, Ram Subhag Singh, Sanjay Kumar and R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretaries J.C.Sharma, Onkar Sharma, Sanjay Kundu, Secretary Devesh Kumar and Amitabh Awasthi, Director Industries Hansraj Sharma, Director Tourism Yunus, Director Information Technology Rohan Chand Thakur, Special Secretary Industries Abid Husain, Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Singh, Director LAC Kumud Singh, representatives of CII, Knowledge Partner, Event Partner and Media Partner attended the meeting.