Huge response to “Friends of MP” initiative in New York
Shivraj holds discussions with investors
New York City, Feb. 3: The Friends of MP forum has started receiving a huge response immediately after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched it at a special function here on February 1.
On the third day of the chief minister’s ongoing US visit, nearly a dozen investors presented their proposals to forge development partnership with Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Chouhan, along with state Minister for Industry Yashodhara Raje Scindia, had a business dialogue with them at Manhattan here.
The MP Medical Alumni Association of North America (MPMAANA) has proposed to set up an advisory panel as a resource base for the Chief Minister and the State Director of Medical Education. It has plans for an exchange programme for faculty and students between Madhya Pradesh and MPMAANA, North America. The association members, according to the initial proposal will get the privilege of acting as visiting faculty for the MP Medical University. A memorandum for this was presented to the Chief Minister.
Triton Solar company, having expertise in manufacturing, distribution and sales, is planning to relocate its headquarters from New York to Madhya Pradesh. The company has potential to generate jobs at different levels.
The New York’s Columbia University has also come forward with a proposal to develop Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE ) in Bhopal. The university will help the IASE Bhopal have a state-of-the-art academic infrastructure for different faculties. It will first be developed at national level and later be transformed into a global institute. Radhika Iyengar, director of education at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, the Earth Institute, Columbia University, today held discussions with Mr. Chouhan on a proposal to enrol faculty members with Columbia University for two-month training. Armed with advanced skills they will be able to create state-of-the-art academic infrastructure in Madhya Pradesh, it was emphasised during this meeting.
Jitendra S Tomar of TTA Systems has expressed the desire to participate as partner in operation of Mass Transit Rail System. The company expressed interest in public-private partnership projects. It has expertise in turnkey projects involving System Designs, Electrification, Tracking, Signaling, Fare Collection and the supply of rolling stock.
Jasdeep Singh from Maryland talked to the Chief Minister about prospective sister relationship with Madhya Pradesh. He heads the governor’s Commission on South Asian Affairs.
Investment proposals for green energy projects, educational promotion, social sector initiatives, tourism promotion projects were also received.