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Gujarat brings India on the Map of Global Financial Hub with the inauguration of Gujarat’s tallest tower at GIFT City – India’s first global financial hub

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Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat

 

Editor’s synopsis:
  • Gujarat’s tallest tower (GIFT ONE) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) will be inaugurated on January 10, 2013 marks the presence of India on the Map of Global Financial Hub’s.
  • GIFT is a globally benchmarked International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) being developed in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Domestic Finance Centre (DFC) in non-SEZ area.
  • GIFT Project is spread over an area of 886 acres. The Rs 78,000 crore GIFT Project is expected to create 1 million new jobs in 10 years.

 

January , 2013: Gujarat once again makes India proud, with the inauguration of Gujarat’s tallest tower by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat on January 10, 2013, India will showcase on the Map of Global Financial Hubs, a proud moment for all Indians. At the time when world is uncertain over the economic growth, state of Gujarat as usual thinks big and unveils the first Global Financial Hub of India to the world.

The commissioning of the first high rise tower followed by a similar tower opening in March, is the first major milestone towards making GIFT the country’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

Government of Gujarat formulated GIFT, a global financial hub to realise the vision of promoting the state as a centre for the financial services sector. GIFT is a globally benchmarked International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) being developed in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Domestic Finance Centre (DFC) in non SEZ area. It is supported by state-of-the-art internal infrastructure encompassing all basic urban infrastructure elements along with an excellent external connectivity by roads, metro and BRTS.

GIFT City is being developed through Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co. Ltd. (GIFTCL) a joint venture company of Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS). It is spread over an area of 886 acres. The Rs. 78,000 crore GIFT Project is expected to create 1 million new jobs in 10 years.

Gujarat International Finance Tec City (GIFT) will lead to make Gujarat- An international financial hub: Gujarat has traditionally been a land of entrepreneurs with strong financial acumen. Gujarati’s all over the world are active in the finance sector. Therefore, the Government of Gujarat is setting up a Finance City between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

The first two towers of GIFT with 28 floors and 122 metres height each have got the distinction of being the tallest buildings in the state of Gujarat. The towers height had to be restricted to 122 metres due to their proximity to the Ahmedabad airport.

In August 2012, the project had won the most prestigious award in the category of ‘Best Industrial Development & Expansion’ at the ‘Infrastructure Investment Awards - 2012’ organized by World Finance Group based in London.

GIFT ONE, an initiative by IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. (IL&FS) has been developed on its own through reputed contractor M/s. Larsen & Toubro ECC (design and building contractor), P G Patki (architect) and Perkins Eastman USA (interior designers).

ABOUT GIFT (www.giftgujarat.in)

Government of Gujarat formulated a Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), a global financial hub to realise the vision of promoting the state as a centre for the financial services sector. GIFT is a globally benchmarked International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) being developed in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Domestic Finance Centre (DFC) in non SEZ area. It is supported by state-of-the-art internal infrastructure encompassing all basic urban infrastructure elements along with an excellent external connectivity by roads, metro, BRTS, etc. GIFT City is being developed through Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co. Ltd. (GIFTCL) a joint venture company of Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).

 

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Remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - PM Inaugurates Subhas Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort
January 23, 2019
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PM Visits Yaad-e-Jallian Museum, Museum on 1857 and Drishyakala Museum in Delhi All 4 Museums named as Kranti Mandir.

Remembering the heroes of freedom struggle, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paid floral tributes and inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort today, to mark his 122nd birth anniversary.  

He visited the Museum on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Indian National Army. PM said, ‘I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. He was a stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring India is free and leads a life of dignity. We are committed to fulfilling his ideals and creating a strong India.’  He also added that History echoes from these walls. In this very building, brave sons of India, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan were put on trial by the colonial rulers. He glanced over the photographs depicting a detailed account of Subhas Chandra Bose and the history of Indian National Army. PM also saw some of the artefacts associated with Netaji and INA such as wooden chair and sword used by Netaji, medals, badges and uniforms of INA. 

The Prime Minister browsed at the photographs, paintings and newspaper clippings depicting the authentic account of Jallianwala Bagh massacre  showcased in the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum. The museum intends to take visitors through the history of Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 and sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during World War-1. 

He also visited the Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence and saw the portrayal the historical narrative of 1857 war of independence, showcasing the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during the period. These museums to showcase the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. 

Prime Minister had a look at the Exhibition on Indian Art at the Drishyakala- Museum organized at the same venue. He said ‘To see Gurudev Tagore’s works at Drishyakala is a treat for art lovers. We all know Gurudev Tagore as a prolific writer but he also had a strong link with the world or art. He produced lots of works, featuring multiple themes. Gurudev’s works were also exhibited internationally.’ He also tweeted ‘I would specially urge art lovers to visit Drishyakala, which will take you through the finest aspects of Indian art and culture. Works of eminent Indian artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Gurudev Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Gaganendranath Tagore, Sailoz Mookherjea amd Jamini Roy are on display at the exhibition.

PM while inaugurating the museums said that,  it was extremely humbling to inaugurate four museums relating to India's rich history and culture. All four museums have been named as Kranti Mandir. This complex includes Museums on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army, Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (on Jallianwala Bagh and World War 1), Museum on 1857- India’s First War of Independence and Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art, spanning three centuries, with over 450 works of art!

Kranti Mandir is a tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of our great freedom fighters. Ahead  of the Republic Day, these will deepen the connect between our glorious history and our youth as well as add to the patriotic fervour among citizens.