Complimenting ‘Team ITPO’ of the India International Trade Fair 2017, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Shri C.R. Chaudhary said that it was a challenging task to hold the mega institutionalized event such as IITF just in half the space of the exhibition complex while retaining its original format with a controlled and regulated visitors movement. He expressed his happiness over the success of the theme “Start up India, Standup India” this year as it is an imperative for young entrepreneurs and employment generation. He was speaking at the Valedictory Ceremony of IITF 2017 at Hall No.7, Pragati Maidan , New Delhi, today.
Present on the occasion were Shri L. C . Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO, Shri Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO, Shri J. Gunasekaran, General Manager, ITPO, participants from India and overseas and media persons .
Shri L.C. Goyal also commended the ‘Team ITPO’ as well as all supporting agencies for putting their best foot forward on logistics, cleanliness, business generation, enhanced participation, security and access control measures and visitorship. Referring to the great vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, that India needs ‘job creators rather than job seekers’, he announced that ‘Enterprises from Rural Areas’ would be the theme for the next edition of IITF 2018. It will encourage new age entrepreneurs and artisans in rural and semi – urban 3 /4- tier cities. While expressing his satisfaction over the overall safety and security management by the Delhi Police, Traffic and Civil Defense in the fair, he indicated that there was a 70 per cent reduction in the crime rate with not a single eve- teasing incident in the fair and Delhi Police deserves kudos for the same. He hoped that IITF 2019 would be the largest ever as it would be organized in the now world class Exhibition – cum – Convention Complex at Pragati Maidan.