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President to iugurate trade fair in Delhi on November 14

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, November 8: President Prab Mukherjee will iugurate this year’s India Intertiol Trade Fair (IITF) here on November 14, which is expected to see the participation of over 7,000 Indian and foreign companies. Goa and Jharkhand are the partner states this year while the focus state is Madhya Pradesh. Afghanistan is the partner country while Bangladesh is the focus country for the event. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the iugural function of the fair, which has ‘Make in India’ as its theme, said IITF organisers - India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). “The fair’s theme is ‘Make in India’, which will publicise the infrastructure of every state and the capabilities of Indian exhibitors to attract investments in India through this event,” ITPO said in a statement here. “Extending India’s global appeal for investment in diverse sectors, Smart Cities, Digital India, model villages, Clean Ganga Mission and Jan Dhan Yoja will be depicted in the central and state pavilions,” it added. Besides domestic firms, companies from Afghanistan, Chi, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates would showcase their products at the fair. The ITPO said that new and young entrepreneurs have been provided space at 50 percent discount. Entry of schoolchildren will also be allowed during business days (November 14 to 18). Tickets will cost Rs.30 on public days and Rs.50 on weekends or holidays. Tickets can be purchased online for business days. Senior citizens and differently-abled would be given free entry from November 19 to 27. “There shall be no advance sale of tickets. The ticket sale counters may be closed earlier if tickets for the day are sold out. Entry will close at 5 p.m. every day,” it said. (IANS)

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