India's President V.V. Giri formally closed the six-week "Asia 72" trade fair on Monday(Dec 18)?
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IN: "Asia 72...."
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TRANSCRIPT: "Asia 72" as it is popularly known has been a memorable event. In fact, it represented a milestone in more than one sense. It represented the coming together of nations from different parts of the world for mutual benefit, for strengthening existing trade links and to exploit a new era of economic cooperation. Asia 72 has marked a big step forward in realising this objective. I now declare the third Asian international Trade Fair as closed. Jai Hind."
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A transcript of part of President Giri's speech follows:
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Background: India's President V.V. Giri formally closed the six-week "Asia 72" trade fair on Monday(Dec 18) hailing it as a milestone for India.
A total of 7 million people visited the fair which had 47 foreign participants and generated 450 million rupees (GBP25 million) worth of trade. The fair, which cost 500 million rupees (GBP30 million) to stage, marked the 25th anniversary of Indian independence and part of the fair will become India's permanent exhibition complex.
President Giri said the fair gave India the opportunity to assess the strength of its industrial base and to show it in an international forum.
SYNOPSIS: Asia 72, the international trade fair, was closed on Monday in Delhi by India's President Giri. After presenting certificates to the nations taking part, President giri made a speech....
The fair, visited by 7 million people, generated trade worth 450 million rupees among the participants.
Part of the fair site, built at a cost of 500 million rupees is the become India's permanent exhibition complex. The fair marked the 25th anniversary of Indian independence and because of public interest it is re-opening until February as the "Festival of India".