Non-resident Indians honoured for their talent: CM

28 Oct 2017
Non-resident Indians honoured for their talent: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that non-resident Indians have achieved honour in America for their talent, dedication and hard work. He said that they should prove their merit in America and should not forget their traditions, culture and people connected with life values. CM Chouhan was addressing the Friends of MP seminar at Consulate General of India in New York.

Members of “Friends of MP” present at the seminar lauded CM Chouhan with loud claps when the Chief Minister told how Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in every field in the last one decade during a discussion of the development scenario in Madhya Pradesh.

The Chief Minister said that today the world has high regard for India. Today we see a glorious, prosperous, developed and grand India just as envisaged under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said that the country is surging ahead and Madhya Pradesh is also contributing towards this.

CM Chouhan said that in the last one decade there has been a mutual connectivity of the villages with roads due to which the economy of both villages and cities have strengthened. He said that several roads have been considered best on the global standards of quality. A decade back, the road network was in a bad shape. He said that Madhya Pradesh has become fully self-reliant in power production. A decade back power production was 2900 MW which has now increased to 20,000 MW. Today Madhya Pradesh has become a power surplus state. He said that power production possibilities have been tapped in sectors including wind energy, solar energy and thermal energy. The irrigation sector has reached 40 lakh hectares and increasing 5 lakh hectare every year. In the agriculture sector, 20 percent agriculture growth rate in the last 5 years has been achieved. New tourist sites have been developed.

Chief Minister Chouhan felicitated the non-resident Indians residing in New York and New Jersey for their contribution in augmenting activities of Friends of MP Forum. These NRIs include Shri Raj Bansal, Shri Rajesh Mittal, Shri Rajiv Goyal, Shri Pankaj Gupta, Shri Anupam Sarvaikar, Shri Nipun Joshi, Shri Sandeep Jain, Shri Avinash Jhanwar, Shri Jitendra Muchal and Shri Sunil Naik.

CM Chouhan said that the non-resident Indians who are emotionally attached to Madhya Pradesh are extending their support in developing the state. He spoke to several experts to pace up the development of the state. These experts include Chief Executive Officer of New York Hotel Association Shri Vijay Dandapani, MIT Professor Shri Gurumurty Kalyanram and Columbia University delegation.