US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is also a top White House advisor, will be leading the American contingent at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India later this month, the State Department has announced. However, various departments under the Centre had hoped that top U.S. officials accompanying her to the summit would endorse Modi's economic agenda and unwittingly deflate the criticism being hurled at the Prime Minister on this front by his opponents domestically.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will participate in a session on "The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow". This entrepreneurship summit will especially focus on developing women entrepreneurs across the globe. According to officials, this year's summit will focus on the theme of "Women First, Prosperity for All", and this will be the first GES in which women, over 52.5 per cent of the participants, will be the majority. "Over 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel", Mr Kant said.
This year's summit theme demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, said Kant.
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Following the inaugural, Ivanka, herself a successful entrepreneur, is scheduled to speak at the panel session on opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities. It may be mentioned that Modi had invited Ivanka to visit India, during his visit to the US. Ms Trump, a businesswoman herself, will be discussing issues of innovations, skill and training the next day.
Telangana government has made elaborate arrangements for the prestigious event, which will also showcase the city as a fine blend of tradition and modernity.
Modi and Ivanka Trump along with 100 special guests would also attend a special dinner tomorrow at the Falaknuma Palace, now a plush hotel, in the old city, Hyderabad's Police Commissioner V V Srinivasa Rao said.
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On Wednesday, the Telangana government will host a dinner at the historic Golconda Fort.
The Hitec City area and Hyderabad International Convention Centre, where the event is being organised, have been turned into a fortress with almost 10,000 security personnel, including commandos, special police, and civil police guarding the roads, hotels and the venue.
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