The address by Adani Group Chairman Mr. Gautam Adani at the Port of Haifa, Israel was a historic and inspiring event that brought together a diverse group of dignitaries from both India and Israel. The occasion marked the beginning of a new era of cooperation and collaboration between two nations that share a rich history and a common vision for the future.
Mr. Adani’s speech was filled with passion, optimism and a deep appreciation for the resilience of the Israeli people. He began by acknowledging the many distinguished guests in attendance, including the Honorable Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Honorable Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, Miss Mirage, the Honorable Minister of Energy, Mr. Israel Carts, and many others.
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The chairman spoke of his admiration for the spirit of the Israeli people and their unwavering resilience, noting that “the Israeli spirit makes all the difference”. He quoted David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, who once said, “in Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles”. Mr. Adani stated that the people of Israel are indeed a manifestation of several miracles, and a testament to what a country with a population of less than 10 million and little natural resources can achieve through the sheer power of science and technology.
Mr. Adani then shared his thoughts on the history of the relationship between India and Israel, which he says extends well before the two countries became independent in 1947 and 1948. He spoke of the memorable day on September 23, 1918, when soldiers from India fought side by side with soldiers from Haifa for the freedom of the city, and of his visit earlier that day to the cemetery where their remains were laid to rest. The chairman emphasized the importance of this shared history and the continued friendship between India and Israel, noting that their joint efforts for freedom were a testament to their shared values.
Moving on to the present, Mr. Adani spoke about the Adani Group’s presence in Israel, which he says is the outcome of years of hard work and numerous critical partnerships. He highlighted the many initiatives underway, including the establishment of an artificial intelligence lab in Tel Aviv and the establishment of collaborative relationships with local colleges like the University of Haifa. He also spoke of the most momentous partnership of all, the privatization of the Haifa Port, which he says is a testament to the close relationship between the Adani Group and the Israeli government.
Finally, Mr. Adani concluded his speech with a message of hope and optimism for the future, saying that he passionately believes that the partnership between India and Israel will continue to grow and flourish, and that the two countries will continue to learn from each other and work together to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.
In conclusion, the address by Adani Group Chairman Mr. Gautam Adani at the Port of Haifa, Israel was a truly inspiring event that showcased the deep appreciation and mutual respect between India and Israel. The speech was a testament to the importance of friendship, cooperation, and collaboration in an increasingly interconnected world, and a hopeful message for a brighter future for both nations.