Monday, November 15, 2004
The 24th India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2004 opened with much fanfare yesterday. Though the initial crowds were not enough to impress the exhibitors who have participated here earlier, their optimism and enthusiasm were on a high. They are sure that the crowd will swell to unmanageable numbers in the next couple of days and as always, this year's trade fair will also be a roaring success. The trade fair was inaugurated by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, hon'ble Presedent of India, who exhorted the industry "to think big with the whole world as our market by developing a strong and interactive technology-market-value adding competitive linkage". Calling upon the Indian industry to strive to become multinationals, the President said "We can win if we think we can win and act tenaciously with our clear goals in India to excel in a competitive new world and create India Brand". Now, that would be really something, whenever it comes to that. Cheers to INDIA!!!