Two weeks ago, Gujarat hosted a massive conclave organised by the leading Indian media group, Kartikeya Sharma’s iTV Network. The event was attended by leading personalities from across India, including prominent politicians, bureaucrats, economists and more. The purpose of hosting the event was to emphasise on the development of Gujarat, and ensuring that everyone was on the same page regarding how to go about the growth of the state.
The Conclave was kicked off by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, who talked about the plan of the government to bring about growth in Gujarat. He mentioned the importance of the people of Gujarat for the rest of the country and spoke about how it is crucial for the government to provide them with the necessary facilities and to install the requisite infrastructure in the state to encourage further growth. In his very insightful talk, the Chief Minister talked about the various aspects of his governance. There was an especially important segment regarding ‘Common Man for Common Man’, during which Mr. Rupani highlighted how running a business is in the DNA of the people of Gujarat, and how it is the largest state known for polishing diamonds in all of India. Because of the innate business management skills of its people, the state of Gujarat has also become one of the biggest employers in India. He mentioned how they are working on the development of each sector of Gujarat, including in the social sector, education and health. In terms of education, Gujarat seems to be in the lead as it is the first state to have universities that offer degree courses related to forensic science and sports.
He further went on to talk about the crucial problem in the state of Gujarat, which is the scarcity of water. However, the Chief Minister seems to be very optimistic on the matter as he believes that Gujarat is soon to have abundant water resources as long as they continue to employ methods of sustainable development. During the conclave, he mentioned how the government is focused on reusing sewage water through the help of treatment plants; and said that by 2022, Gujarat will no longer be a water-deficient state. They are also currently working on building the Narmada Dam, which is supposed to provide water to more than 8,000 villages. He stressed on the need for residents to be as cautious as they can when it comes to saving water, in order to sustain the future generations.
The Chief Minister of Gujarat also touched upon the subject of patriotism. According to him, being an Indian means that we are all united and that it is our responsibility to move in the direction of development. He believes that Indians do not work to acquire power; they work for the greater good of their society.
There were other sessions during the conclave, which were attended and hosted by different leading personalities from the corridors of power. One such session was “How decisive is the government’s action?” which was attended by Shri Mahesh Kashwala, a senior BJP leader, Dr. C. J. Chavda, a senior Congress leader, Shri Sheryasbhai Pandya and Shri Ajay Umat. The purpose of this session was to talk about the government’s strategic plans in order to promote growth in Gujarat’s corporate sector.
The conclave comprised sessions that mainly concerned what the government of Gujarat intends to do in order to create a better life for the people of the state, and do so in a sustainable way. The conclave ended with Vijay Rupani reporting on how Gujarat has made great progress, overtaking the rest of the states, and that this rate of growth will only accelerate in the future. He also commended the efforts of iTV Network for organising the conclave, which was executed very successfully, especially because it was hosted, with great care, by Kartikeya Sharma himself.