Prime minister narendra modi at Vibrant Gujarat meet

Vibrant Gujarat: Decades of Dynamic Development, A Gateway to a Brighter Future

By Raj Shah

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024

Gujarat, the land of roaring lions, ancient temples, a thriving industrial and business sectors, and vibrant bazaars overflowing with spices and silks, has carved a unique niche in India’s narrative. Its spirit, aptly captured in the biennial extravaganza called Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, pulsates with an electric mix of dynamism, opportunity, and cultural exuberance. 

As the 10th edition of this iconic event inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10th, 2024, at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar with a subject of ‘Gateway to the Future,’ the peak dreams to enthrall conversations on sustainable enhancement, financial smash, and worldwide cooperation.

A Legacy of Transformation:

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit, envisioned by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2003, transcended its initial intent of attracting investments. It metamorphosed into a global platform for knowledge exchange, innovation, and forging strategic partnerships. Over the past two decades, it has: Propelled Economic Growth: Gujarat’s GDP surged from $35 billion in 2001 to $321 billion in 2023, a testament to the summit’s success in attracting investments across diverse sectors like manufacturing, infrastructure, and renewable energy.

  • Nurtured Entrepreneurship: Vibrant Gujarat’s focus on MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) fostered a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, empowering countless individuals and fueling local economies.
  • Championed Sustainable Development: The summit has increasingly incorporated themes of clean energy, climate resilience, and responsible growth, showcasing Gujarat’s commitment to a sustainable future.

The 10th Edition: Gateway to the Future

The 10th Vibrant Gujarat, themed “Gateway to the Future,” resonates with the state’s aspirations for the next decade and beyond.

It aims to:

  • Drive Atma Nirbhar (self-reliant)  Bharat: Aligning with India’s vision of self-reliance, the summit will delve into strategies for boosting domestic manufacturing, fostering innovation, and building resilient supply chains.
  • Embrace Inclusive Growth: Focusing on social development, skill development, and bridging the digital divide will ensure that Gujarat’s prosperity reaches all corners of the state.
  • Forge Global Partnerships: The summit will bring together international leaders, investors, and thought leaders to explore collaborative opportunities in areas like sustainable infrastructure, technology transfer, and knowledge sharing.

PM Modi’s Key Points at Vibrant Gujarat 2024:

PM Modi gestures to dignitaries while attending the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024“While inaugurating the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech covered a wide range of topics, highlighting India’s progress, potential, and vision for the future.”

Here are some key takeaways, along with visuals to enhance understanding:

India’s global standing:

  • The world sees India as a trusted friend and partner, with an emphasis on India’s role as a reliable player in global development and a champion of “global good.”
  • India, a pillar of stability: highlighted India’s commitment to global stability and its voice as a leading democracy.

Economic vision:

  • India is soon to be the 3rd largest economy. Projected India’s strong economic growth and its rise as a major global economic power.
  • People-centric and inclusive development: underscoring the importance of equitable growth and ensuring prosperity reaches all sections of society.

Vibrant Gujarat as a gateway:

  • “Gateway of a Greener Earth, Richer Life, Smarter Business”: Introduced Vibrant Gujarat as a model for sustainable development, economic prosperity, and technological innovation.
  • Vibrant Gujarat as “Gateway of the Future”: Positioned the state as a key driver of India’s future economic growth and technological advancements.

Other key messages:

  • Appreciation for dignitaries: expressed gratitude to the attending world leaders and investors for their participation and faith in India’s potential.
  • Reiterated India’s commitment to “Atithi Devo Bhava” and “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”: Emphasized India’s values of hospitality and global unity.
  • Focus on specific sectors: Touched upon areas like renewable energy, digital transformation, and infrastructure development as key priorities for India’s growth.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s Speech at Vibrant Gujarat 2024

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel speaks during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024“Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s speech delivered a message of optimism, progress, and a commitment to building a bright future for Gujarat.”

Here are some of the key points from his speeches:

  • Announced record-breaking MoUs: Signed for 41,299 projects worth $324.123 billion, surpassing $554.838 billion in total commitments across 98,540 projects since the summit’s inception.
  • Expressed optimism about the summit’s role in propelling Gujarat’s global standing and partnerships.
  • Highlighted the event’s contribution to achieving Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “Developed India@2047” through investments in emerging sectors like semiconductors, e-mobility, green hydrogen, and renewable energy.

Specific Highlights:

  • Inaugural Speech: I warmly welcomed delegates from over 130 countries, celebrating India’s successful G20 presidency and Prime Minister Modi’s global vision.
  • MSME Conclave: Emphasized the “Vibrant Gujarat, Vibrant District” approach to encourage and support small industries across the state.
  • Semiconductor Industry: Reaffirmed Gujarat’s commitment to becoming a hub for the semiconductor industry, citing the swift allocation of land to Micron in Sanand as an example.


  • Mr. Patel praised the efforts of investors and entrepreneurs for contributing to Gujarat’s growth and development.
  • He reiterated the state government’s dedication to providing a business-friendly environment and facilitating ease of doing business.
  • He also spoke about the importance of skill development and education in preparing Gujarat for the future.

International Confidence and Diverse Investments

“The 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit witnessed a plethora of visionary leaders and global conglomerates converging to discuss and announce groundbreaking initiatives that are set to reshape India’s industrial landscape.”

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: PM Modi

Reliance is still a major player in Gujarat’s growth.

Mukesh Ambani, expressing pride in his Gujarati roots, emphasized the significant role Gujarat plays in shaping the narrative of a new India. He credited PM Modi as the architect of Gujarat’s success, hailing him as the most successful Prime Minister in India’s history.

Speaking about Reliance’s commitment to Gujarat, Ambani stated, “Reliance was, is, and will always remain a Gujarati company.” He revealed that the conglomerate had invested over $150 billion in creating world-class assets across India in the last decade, with more than a third of this investment concentrated in Gujarat.

 Likewise, Reliance Diligence is erecting a green energy complex in Jamnagar, gauging 5,000 acres, and targeting finishing touches in 2024. This complex is ready to end up as a spot for renewable electricity generation, storage, and distribution.

Mr. Ambani also expressed Reliance’s active help for India’s shot to host the 2036 Olympic Games, promising help with important experimental liabilities.

Adani Group’s Monumental Pledge

One of the peak’s vital moments turned out to be the Adani Group’s assertion, led through the operation of Gautam Adani, pledging a superb $24 billion investment in Gujarat over the following 5 years. This restraint spans essential sectors, which include renewable electricity, green hydrogen, anchorages, and structure, with the capacity to produce 100,000 new jobs inside the state. Mr. Adani also unveiled a $100 billion backing over 10 times to strengthen India’s transition towards green strength.

Tata Group’s Technological Leap

Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran made a groundbreaking announcement for the installation of an ultramodern semiconductor fabrication factory in Dholera, Gujarat. This ambitious challenge focuses on starting operations by the end of 2024.

Mr. Chandrasekaran underscored the impact of economic development on social progress, acknowledging Gujarat as the gateway to the future. He outlined Tata Group’s significant commitments to expanding their presence in the state, particularly in Sanand, where they are making strides in electric vehicle technology. Chandrasekaran announced plans to build a massive factory for 20 GW of lithium-ion batteries in Sanand, with construction set to commence in the next couple of months. This initiative aligns with India’s growing emphasis on sustainable and electric mobility solutions.

Ambitious plans by Suzuki 

Suzuki Motor Corporation, a global leader, introduced a huge backing of $4.22 billion in its Indian operations at its peak. This tone-control hobby is to set up a second product installation in Gujarat, projecting an annual manufacturing capability history of 0.4 billion with a useful resource of 2030–31. 

Ambani at Vibrant GujaratOther Major Investments Investments


  • Tata Sons announced a “huge” semiconductor fabrication plant in Dholera, marking their expanding footprint in Gujarat.
  • Micron Technology: The first phase of the semiconductor assembly and testing facility in Sanand (500,000 sq ft of clean room space) is to be operational by early 2025.
  • SIMMtech (a South Korean PCB manufacturer): investment of Rs 1,250 crore to establish a PCB manufacturing facility.

Green Technology:

  • “Adani Group has committed $25 billion in investment in the green energy and renewable energy sectors over the next five years. This includes projects like a 25-square-kilometer green energy park in Kutch and expansions in solar panels, wind turbines, and green hydrogen production.’
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation announced a $49 billion investment to establish a second manufacturing facility in Gujarat, focusing on electric vehicles and hybrid technology.
  • Reliance Industries Limited: $7.0 billion investment in a petrochemical complex at Dahej with green initiatives.

Investment in various other industry sectors

  • Tata Advanced Systems: Expansion of the C295 aircraft manufacturing plant from Vadodara to Dholera.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra: $13.0 billion investment in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing and infrastructure development.
  • Hikal Ltd.: $774.83 million investment in plant enhancement for the pharma, crop protection, and animal health sectors.
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation: Additional $4.0 billion investment in expanding electric vehicle production at an existing Gujarat facility.

Beyond the Summit: A Vibrant Tapestry

Gujarat’s vibrancy extends far beyond the summit’s dais. It’s woven into the fabric of its rich heritage, diverse landscapes, and welcoming people.

  • Cultural Tapestry: From the intricate embroidery of Kutch to the pulsating Garba dance, Gujarat’s cultural tapestry is a kaleidoscope of colors and traditions. The state boasts majestic temples like Somnath and Modhera, echoing its ancient spiritual connection.
  • Natural Splendor: The Great Rann of Kutch, a vast white desert, and Gir National Park, home to Asiatic lions, showcase the state’s diverse natural beauty. The coastline, dotted with stunning beaches, offers pristine escapes and vibrant fishing communities.
  • Warm Hospitality: Gujarati people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. The aroma of delectable cuisine like Dhokla and Khaman wafts from humble kitchens, while chai stalls offer a space for friendly banter and community bonding.

A Decade of Progress, A Promising Future:

As the 10th Vibrant Gujarat Summit opened its doors, it’s not just about celebrating a decade of remarkable progress but also charting the course for an even brighter future. Gujarat’s story is an inspiration, a testament to the power of vision, collaboration, and unwavering determination. As the “Gateway to the Future” swings open, the world watches with anticipation, eager to witness the next chapter in this vibrant state’s remarkable journey.

About the Author :

Raj Shah Managing Editor Desh-Videsh Media GroupA software engineer by profession, Indian culture enthusiast, ardent promoter of hinduism, and a cancer survivor, Raj Shah is a managing editor of Desh-Videsh Magazine and co-founder of Desh Videsh Media Group. Promoting the rich culture and heritage of India and Hinduism has been his motto ever since he arrived in the US in 1969.

He has been instrumental in starting and promoting several community organizations such as the Indian Religious and Cultural Center and International Hindu University. Raj has written two books on Hinduism titled Chronology of Hinduism and Understanding Hinduism. He has also written several children books focusing on Hindu culture and religion.


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