Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted a grand dinner for around 800 people at the Turf Club in South Mumbai, which included top politicians, diplomats from several countries and industry leaders.
Earlier in the day, Modi launched the largest-ever manufacturing summit ‘MII Week’ here in the presence of several heads of state, a battery of business leaders and foreign delegates.
“There were 800 guests invited at the Prime Minister’s dinner which included top businessmen from India, politicians from various countries, representatives of several embassies, Consulate Generals, Ambassadors and other delegates as well,” an official from the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office, who was present at the event, told PTI.
He said Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, Fadnavis’s cabinet colleagues and bureaucrats from the Central government were also present.
“There were 25 editors representing various media outlets as well,” the official added.
The official further said that menu of the dinner included various varieties but the focus remained on ensuring that foreign delegates got a chance to taste the Indian culture through its cuisine.
“A cultural programme was aslo held at the event with dance performances which exhibited a blend of cultures of different states. The Indian music rendition enthralled the guests too,” he added.