New Delhi, Apr 4 : A high powered delegation of political and business leaders, led by Union Commerce and Industries Minister Kamal Nath, will begin their four-day tour to Singapore from today as part of the Incredible!India@60 event.
Besides, Union Tourism Minister Ambika Soni and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Sunil Mittal will also be present on the occasion.
The event is being organised jointly by the Government of India and the CII.
After the success of the 'India Everywhere' campaign in Davos 2006 and the India@60 in New York in September 2007, the Incredible!India@60 carries forward the objective of highlighting India's achievements as the a fast moving resurgent economy, with global footprints, and emphasizing its potential as a partner.
The Singapore Government is participating in Incredible!India@60 in strength, with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong being the chief guest.
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Second Minister for IT, Communications and Arts Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan; Lee Boon Young, Minister for Information, Communication and Arts and S Iswaran, Minister of State for Trade and Industry will also participate in the event.
Incredible!India@60 will involve three days of business meetings and sessions focusing on Indian manufacturing, infrastructure and India's knowledge economy, including healthcare, ICT, education and skill development as well as financial services.
India's soft power will come alive at Orchard Street in Singapore with enthralling cultural performances, handicrafts display and a photo exhibition on Incredible India.
A fashion show presented by the well-known fashion designer and film-maker couple Meera and Muzaffar Ali will present to Singapore a breathtaking collection of Indian silk, wool, brocade and embroidery.
Cultural ties have traditionally been strong between the two countries, with a large and vibrant Indian diaspora community living in Singapore.
Indeed, Tamil, an Indian language, is also one of Singapore's official languages. he first India@60 event was held in New York in September 2007, with a large Ministerial and industry presence. The India@60 Singapore event is the second in the series.