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PM Modi Advocates ‘Wed in India’ Movement, Encouraging Destination Weddings in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit in Dehradun, urged billionaires in the country to initiate a 'Wed in India' movement akin to the 'Make in India' initiative.

By Rekha Joshi 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit in Dehradun, urged billionaires in the country to initiate a ‘Wed in India’ movement akin to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Prime Minister encouraged planning destination weddings in Uttarakhand and other parts of the country instead of hosting them abroad.

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In his address, PM Modi highlighted the potential of Uttarakhand for both spiritual experiences and economic development. He emphasized the state’s capacity to attract new investments, stating, “Devbhoomi has the potential to open new doors for investment to happen here. Today, the country is having policy-driven governance and political stability.”

PM Modi Advocates ‘Wed in India’ Movement


Referring to the ‘Wed in India’ movement, PM Modi suggested that even if around 5,000 destination weddings were planned in the state, it would lead to the creation of new infrastructure. He called for a shift in the trend of families going abroad for weddings and proposed making Uttarakhand a preferred destination for weddings.

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PM Modi Encourages Destination Weddings in Uttarakhand


Highlighting the potential economic benefits, the Prime Minister encouraged a shift in the prevailing trend of families choosing foreign destinations for weddings. He proposed making Uttarakhand a preferred choice for destination weddings, envisioning it as a catalyst for the creation of essential infrastructure.

PM Modi expressed confidence in India’s economic progress despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, attributing the growth to robust economic policies. He reiterated the concept of a ‘double-engine’ government and highlighted upcoming infrastructure projects like the reduction of travel time between Delhi and Dehradun to 2.5 hours.

The Prime Minister also mentioned the Karnprayag rail connectivity project, emphasizing its positive impact on logistics, storage, tourism, travel, and the hospitality sector. Overall, PM Modi conveyed optimism about India becoming the world’s third-largest economy in the coming years, underscoring the importance of stable governance and transformative policies.

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