Anand Mahindra Welcomes Unmissable 'larger-than-life' Poster Of PM Modi At WEF Davos, Where India's Pitch Is Crystal Clear

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Mahindra and Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra is in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) jamboree, and the fact that he is a regular attendee is more than evident from a tweet he has posted, where he indicates a close correlation in his mind between the month of January and the ski-town where each year the biggest political, economic and business leaders gather.

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Mahindra and Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra is in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) jamboree, and the fact that he is a regular attendee is more than evident from a tweet he has posted, where he indicates a close correlation in his mind between the month of January and the ski-town where each year the biggest political, economic and business leaders gather.

Anand Mahindra specifically says, "If it’s January it must be Davos. The clear, ultra-clean blue skies are always a welcome bonus". 

However, this isn't the most remarkable aspect of what Anand Mahindra has shared. At last year's summit, it had been Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had headlined proceedings, delivering the keynote speech at the plenary session where he listed what he believes are the challenges to humanity and told the assembled world leaders about India's growth story

In 2019, however, despite PM Modi not attending, he is making his and India's presence felt, as per a picture of the Main Congress Centre that Anand Mahindra has shared.

Anand Mahindra describes the poster as larger than life, and he is absolutely right, as it makes an unmissable pitch for India.

The poster's header reads: "Marching Towards a Trillion Dollar Digital Economy" and lists the following:

  • Bridging the digital divide through high-speed broadband network
  • Delivering technology-enabled quality education
  • Enabling technology in agriculture to double farmers' income

The poster is in-general under the ambit of the Digital India initiative. 

The most key part of the poster, however, remains the mention of Trillion dollar economy. India is primed to overtake the U.K to become the world's fifth largest economy this year, having surpassed France in 2018. That would leave only the German economy bigger than India's among the European Nations, a fact that would not have been lost in neighbouring Switzerland. Japan, China and the US (in that order) are next for India. 

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