"On the occasion of 74th Republic Day, I extend my greetings to the people of India who have contributed towards the economic development and growth and those who have excelled in all fields of development. Word Trade Centre Mumbai has been in the forefront in organising economic activities and various programmes for the progress of India and particularly Maharashtra, " said Mr. Bhushan Gagrani, (IAS) Addl. Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra.

He was speaking on the sidelines of flag hoisting ceremony on Republic Day at WTC Mumbai.

Mr. Gagrani lauded the contribution of WTC Mumbai in strengthening commercial relations with foreign countries for economic development of the country and the state of Maharashtra.

Mr. Gagrani raised confidence that during Amrit Kal, India will progress from 5th largest economy of the world to the largest economy by 2030, as envisioned by our Hon'ble Prime Minister.

"This vision can become reality only if we work together for the progressive India in the field of art, culture, tourism, economic development and employment generation. I hope everybody will take the pledge today to work together for progressive India," he remarked.

"The Government of Maharashtra shall extend all possible support to WTC Mumbai for the development of Maharashtra in any field and especially to the entrepreneurs and business community. We hope Maharashtra shall achieve its vision of becoming 1 trillion economy by 2025 and we are working towards that," Mr. Gagrani pointed out.

Dr.Vijay Kalantri, Chairman, World Trade Center Mumbai, while greeting the people on the occasion of Republic Day, said, "We hereby pledge to work for the development of Maharashtra and India. We will do our best to achieve the vision of our Hon'ble Prime Minister not only in global economic development but also in the field of climate change, sustainable development goal and creating employment."

Dr. Kalantri reaffirmed the commitment of WTC Mumbai to support trade and industry by way of cross-border technology transfer and investment and facilitating entrepreneurs, start-ups and women-owned enterprises to achieve their vision of expanding their business beyond borders."

The flag hoisting ceremony at WTC Mumbai was attended by diplomatic corps and senior officials of Government of Maharashtra.