Mukesh Ambani Speaks about RIL’s Growing Bonding with Gujarat
Filed Under: Business | Posted: 01/15/2013 at 1:32AM
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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) and the country’s most renowned entrepreneur, in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2013, spoke about the company’s colossal investment of Rs. 100 crore in Pundit Deendayal Petroleum University and revealed its further plans of infusing Rs. 500 crore in the coming years. He also spoke about his keenness on launching the finest next generation mobile broadband infrastructure in the country.
Praising Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, he deemed him a leader with a great vision and determination, who has successfully converted his vision into reality. He also mentioned that he is proud of being a Vibrant Gujarat Summit attendee every year and reckoned it as the testament to his everlasting support and commitment to the state.
Speaking about the roots of the company, he said that he was proud of the fact that Reliance was a Gujarati company and an Indian company and a global company, as perceived and envisioned by his father, Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. He said that Gujarat has always been a place of reverence, in the country and one among the top three most eminent regions in the country. Besides, he also announced that Gujarat would always be an ideal destination for the company, to invest.
He revealed that the company has found roots in Gujarat with its initial set- up at Naroda near Amdavad and has come to the fore in Gujarat with the tremendous growth it attained at Hazira near Surat, and Jamnagar in Saurashtra. He also thanked the state that is a home to the majority of its shareholders and stated that he will always come back to the state to invest considering the fact that the company found its roots in the city. He claimed that his investment and expansion plans in Jamnagar, Hazira and Dahej would pave way for a number of job opportunities and augment India’s positioning with respect to exporting.
He also informed the Pundit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) would soon launch a global university that will cater to research and international exchange in the forthcoming years. Collaborating with the Government of Gujarat, this university will up the ante in the state by ensuring financial sustainability. An investment of over 500 crore will be required for building this excellent university. Mukesh Ambani also said that the state was poised to produce Nobel laureates from this institution.