He said that he is confident that business and industry leaders of Kaunas, would be in the forefront to expand and strengthen the trade and commercial ties between Indian and Lithuania, especially in sectors such as food and agro-processing, IT, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Talking about 150th Birth Anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu said Mahatma Gandhi belongs not just to India, but to the entire world.
His philosophy and universal teachings continue to be relevant. In these times of strife, his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful co-existence stands all the more relevant.
He further added that India is grateful to the Government of Lithuania for installing the monument in Rusne that immortalized the friendship of Gandhi and Kallenbach.
Mahatma Gandhi considered Kallenbach as not just a friend but his soulmate, who played an important role in evolution of Gandhi’s socio-political doctrine.
The Vice President said that India is one of the fastest-growing major economies of the world. This has happened due to determined efforts and policy initiatives taken by the government to make India one of the world’s most open destinations for investment, a leading hub of technology start-ups, and an easier place to do business.
He also talked about India’s ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018 showed an improvement of 30 places in one year.
The Vice President also talked about GST and informed that how it has led to uniform, simpler and digitally-enabled taxation in India.
Later, he Visited Kaunas University of Technology in Sanataka Valley and went around the Laboratory Area of the Institute of Materials Science and the Ultrasound Research Institute.