Industry bodies gear up for Trump

They have been asked to follow strict security regime for high-profile visit

Ahmedabad: As the Gujarat Government braces for the high octane visit of US President Donald Trump on February 24, eminent industries’ associations specially invited for the events have been given a tight briefing to ensure their participation.

While the ceremonies have been scheduled in the second half of the day and the specifics are still being firmed up by the State Government, the industry bodies have been asked to properly submit the participation details of each of their members.

All trade and industry associations in Gujarat have sent out similar instructions to their members. They have been clearly instructed that pre-registration was a must and all exhaustive details have to be sent to the Gujarat Government. Without prior registration, the government will not send the invites.

A communique by Raju Shah, Chairman of the Gujarat State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry, to all their members, states: “In his maiden visit, US President will be inaugurating the newly developed Motera Stadium, (the) game’s largest arena in the world, along with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.”

“As part of the inauguration ceremony, multiple cultural programmes are also planned at the Stadium and it is being expected to be attended by over 1 lakh people.”

The invitees have been asked to reach the venue at least 1.5 hours in advance. They will need to park the vehicles in special parking zones allotted near the stadium, while pooled cars and buses will drop them to the stadium from there.

Shah informed all the CII, Gujarat, members that, “Special Invitation has been extended to CII members for attending the inaugural ceremony and cultural programmes. Special seating arrangement for industry members will be done on the green area (turf) of the ground.”