Industry body Ficci on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the inaugural address at its 90th annual general meeting (AGM) which will held from December 13 to 14, 2017.

According to Ficci, this will be for the first time that Prime Minister Modi will speak at an AGM of a leading industry chamber in the country.

“At a time when economic growth has started showing signs of green shoots, the Prime Minister addressing India Inc. is expected to boost industry’s sentiments further,” the industry body said in a statement.

“His inaugural address at the two-day Ficci AGM (Dec 13-14) is also significant because though it has been an established practice in the past for Prime Ministers to attend the AGMs of business chambers, Prime Minster Mr. Narendra Modi will be doing this for the first time.”

“It is expected to strengthen the government’s efforts to engage with the industry after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).”