The Hannover Messe is regarded as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious industrial fairs with people from all over the world converging at this German city to see what the world’s top manufacturers have to offer. In 2015, India became a partner country at the Hannover Messe.
The Messe was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. India’s soft power and the rich potential that India has to offer to invest were displayed at the Hannover Messe. The ‘Make in India’ pavilion was spectacular, showcasing the ethos and changes on the ground that make India an attractive investment destination. The various States of India had their pavilions, which were widely appreciated.
In his speech the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed joy that in the very first year of the BJP-led NDA Government India has got the opportunity to become a partner Nation in a forum as prestigious as the Hannover Messe. He highlighted the steps taken by the NDA government in their very first year in office to make business easier, to make the tax systems simpler and to create an environment that attracts foreign investment.
During his bilateral visits, a lot of world leaders have told Mr. Modi that they are very optimistic about ‘Make in India.’ This included PM Najib Razak of Malaysia, PM Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, PM Abbott of Australia, PM Abe of Japan, President Hollande of France, PM Harper of Canada.
In the last one year, the PM’s efforts to create a positive atmosphere about India, making and investing in India have yielded rich results with the world’s eyes now firmly drawn to India and the vast opportunities here.