India's Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Ghandi, opened "Asia 72"... the International trade fair, at New?
India's Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Ghandi, opened "Asia 72"... the International trade fair, at New Delhi, on Friday (3 November).
Forty-seven nations, and 18 international firms, have stands at the exhibition. Observers say the fails is one of the most colourful events held in India since independence; and aptly enough, the event make the 25th anniversary of the country's independence.
In her opening speech, Mrs Ghandi cautioned rich nations that the developing countries could no longer remain helpless onlookers. She said the poor nations will make a determined effort to change the existing trade pattern, and added that the effluent nations will have to change their attitude. Mrs Ghandi urged the nations of the region to sink their difference so that they could achieve economic development and live with honour. Describing the fair as the most ambitious project undertaken by India, Mrs Ghandi admitted that some participants might feel impatient ... an apparent reference to the fact that some stands weren't ready for the opening ... but she said the Indian workers had tried to overcome their limitations.