With the state government making preparations for the Vibrant Gujarat summit which according to
officials has generated 23,67,000 jobs in the state since 2003, the Patidar community in Gujarat is set to
start preparations for the second edition of the “Global Patidar Business Summit” from today onwards.
Sardardham Vishwa Patidar Kendra (SVPK), began organising such summits in the wake of the Patidar
agitation for reservations in jobs and education in 2015, to provide jobs to the youths of the community.
The first such summit was held last year.
“The summit in 2018 was very successful… We managed to provide jobs to 2,650 persons through the
summit. From Saturday, we begin preparations for our next summit which will be held in January 2020,”
said Gagji Sutariya, president of SVPK.
“We are glad that like the Patidars, the Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Thakor samaj also organised similar
summits…,” Sutariya said.
From today, the organisation will begin bookings for the 2,000 stalls that they plan to set up during the
summit in 2020.
Other than the business summit due next year, the community will organise a “Chintan Shibir” at the
Statue of Unity, where 250 industrialists will come together to contemplate the issues of job creation.
“The chintan Shibir is expected to be held before March 2019,” Sutariya said.
On the need for Patidar organisations to organise such business summits with the state government
organising the biannual Vibrant Gujarat summit, Sutariya said, “The government is doing its best but
others need to come forward to fill in the gaps. We are organising the summit every alternate year and
we are ensuring that it does not clash with the government’s Vibrant summit.”