PM Modi's poster adorns walls in Davos even before he reached

National | Jan. 22, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

New Delhi, Jan 22: Even before the Indian Prime Minister reached Davos, poster of PM Narendra Modi was seen in Davos. He will be addressing plenary session tomorrow. 

In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum.

"Showcasing India's resilient economy and India's attractiveness as a destination of doing business! 

"PM Narendra Modi emplanes for Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

Modi will be the first Prime Minister from India to participate in the forum meeting in two decades after the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997.

The main event in Davos will be the keynote speech of Modi at the plenary session on January 23.

On Tuesday, Modi will also interact with 120 members of the International Business Council, which is a part of the WEF.

He will also interact with CEOs of Indian companies separately.

Our economy is great, we have problems but this PM is outstanding. I don't want to equate my nation with any individual, we have our problems but a lot of our population is below 35, if we provide them education and skills, it will be really strong demographic dividend, " said Indian industrialist Rahul Bajaj, who is in Davos to be a pat of the summit. "Deve Gowda came to Davos 21 years ago. Unfortunately he came with his entire family, perhaps not the right thing to do. It's a very serious occasion, not a picnic. Anyway, we're delighted that PM Modi is coming, " added Rahul Bajaj.

"India story in terms of what is going to unfold, with the strength that the economy has now gained is phenomenal. And I think there is extreme positivity both by the Indian corporates as well as foreign corporates," said Chandrajit Banerjee, DG CII at Davos.

News24Bureau with Agencies

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