With the state government making preparations for the Vibrant Gujarat summit which according to officials has generated 23,67,000 jobs in the state since 2003, the Patidar community in Gujarat is set to start preparations for the second edition of the “Global Patidar Business Summit” from today onwards.
SardardhamVishwaPatidar Kendra (SVPK), began organising such summits in the wake of the Patidar agitation for reservations in jobs and education in 2015, to provide jobs to the youths of the community. The first such summit was held last year.
“The summit in 2018 was very successful… We managed to provide jobs to 2,650 persons through the summit. From Saturday, we begin preparations for our next summit which will be held in January 2020,” said GagjiSutariya, president of SVPK.
“We are glad that like the Patidars, the Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Thakorsamaj also organised similar summits…,” Sutariya said.
From today, the organisation will begin bookings for the 2,000 stalls that they plan to set up during the summit in 2020.
Other than the business summit due next year, the community will organise a “ChintanShibir” at the Statue of Unity, where 250 industrialists will come together to contemplate the issues of job creation.
“The chintanShibir is expected to be held before March 2019,” Sutariya said.
On the need for Patidar organisations to organise such business summits with the state government organising the biannual Vibrant Gujarat summit, Sutariya said, “The government is doing its best but others need to come forward to fill in the gaps. We are organising the summit every alternate year and we are ensuring that it does not clash with the government’s Vibrant summit.”