Written by: Aditi Saklani
Ivanka Trump , the eldest daughter of US President and the senior White House adviser arrived on Tuesday at India’s Innovation Hub, Hyderabad. Ivanka was invited by PM Narendra Modi earlier this year during Modi’s visit to US. She represented US in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship summit 2017. The three day summit which started from November 28 and continued till November 30, was held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) and Hyderabad International Trade Expositions (Hitex). The theme of this summit was ‘Women first, Prosperity for all’ which included around 1500 young female entrepreneurs . Global Entrepreneurship summit is the summit to empower new innovators and new entrepreneurs. This time GES was about supporting women entrepreneurs which encouraged them to exhibit their skills and resources to achieve success in business. This is the first time that GES has taken place in South Asia. Women are doing well in every phase of life but the participation of women in business field has dipped since the last year. Trump was invited to address this summit and to support women empowerment across the globe. The summit was hosted by both the countries which also indicated the firm ties between US and India. Referring to her father, US President Trump and India-US relations, Ivanka Trump said “ As President Donald Trump said earlier, India has a true friend in the White House”.
The element which attracted many eyeballs was ‘Mitra’ , a humanoid robot by Invento Robotics which made its way to PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump and mumbled Ivanka’s name . The lady also felicitated young female entrepreneurs for joining the summit and motivated them to come forward regarding the Entrepreneurship. “I am proud to say women are in majority here. I have seen that, more often women must do more to prove themselves. We must ensure women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws”, she asserted.
PM Modi expressed his felicity by saying “This event not only connects the Silicon Valley with Hyderabad but also show-cases the close ties between the United States of America and India . It underlines our shared commitment towards encouraging Entrepreneurship and innovation”.
Ivanka Trump lavishly appreciated PM Narendra Modi by saying that he delivered the true meaning of transformational change from selling tea in childhood to becoming PM of India. She also thanked PM Modi for joining the summit and for making India a symbol of democracy .
About the Author: Aditi Saklani is a trainee journalist in India Today Media Institute.
Edited by: Akriti Anand
Published by: Shubhrika Bahadur Satyawakta
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