NewsIndiaTimes – that’s all you need to know News India Times January 19, 2018 12 India Community The mother of Jitendra Muchhal, the founder of the Friends of MP organization, was honored by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Chouhan. Muchhal is seen standing next to his mother as she is honored by Chouhan. Guests and delegates at the meet in Indore. would be an ideal center for large manufacturing bases. It can be the premier IT hub in central India,” Parikh said. As a physician, he also drew attention to his idea of developing a health biometrics system with vital statistics of the population to improve health care delivery throughout the state. During the Conclave, one-to-one discussions were held between guests and government representatives of different departments. “Members expressed their desire in rendering support for growth of MP in differ- ent areas including Skill Development, Education. Guests of the event also showed keen interest in work- ing for well-being in areas like solar & sustainable energy, promotion of tourism, Ayurveda & entrepre- neurship, ways in which the state could contribute in bringing down global warming etc.,” the website said. Friends of MP, which has a dedicated website by the same name, says it is driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of setting up a global talent pool for each state, comprising of a network of individ- uals and organizations whose skills can be utilized for developing various states. The web portal is expected to work as a ‘matchmaker’ between the ‘Friends’ and the Madhya Pradesh government. Continued From Page 10 Friends of MP By StaffWriter -NEWYORK Y ogi Adityanath will visit the U.S. in May, marking his first overseas trip as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath has come to the U.S. before as an MP, and this time will most likely be meeting the heads of Boeing, Facebook, Adobe, Medtronic, Pratt &Whitney and Cargill as well as visiting SiliconValley, reported The Economic Times. UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh told the Economic Times that he will be leading a team to the U.S. in March to prepare for the CM’s visit which is being organized by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). “UP will be holding a Global Investors Summit in Lucknow in October. Ahead of that, the CM in May could visit six-seven US cities like NewYork, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Chicago to meet business heads and encourage them to invest in UP,” Singh told the Economic Times. “USISPF will be setting up industry interactions for the minister and hosting roadshows for the CM across the US in NewYork, Washington, Chicago and Silicon Valley. It will be an opportunity to show- case how UP is becoming more foreign investor friendly and attract US investors,” Nivedita Mehra, managing director of USISPF, said. The summit, held in Lucknow in October 2017, to attract foreign investors, saw representatives nearly 20 American companies as well as prominent NRIs of UP. It was modeled after the one started by Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. “The CM is very popular and as there is a large presence of Purvanchalis – from UP and Bihar – in the US; a community event could also be organized for the CM,” Singh added. Adityanath’s trip will include a visit to Toronto and Vancouver too, in Canada. Adityanath has said his government was committed to make UP investment-friend- ly, ensure round-the-clock electricity and provide better road connectivity as the state has a lot of business opportunities in areas such as power generation, develop- ment of infrastructure, smart cities devel- opment, electronics, IT and renewable energy, the Economic Times report said. Yogi Adityanath To Visit US, Canada In May