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Nagpur has potential to become centre of development: Kovind

IANS | New Delhi |

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that Nagpur has the potential to become the centre of development for having both infrastructure and culture.

Inaugurating Suresh Bhat Natya Sabhagrah in the city, Kovind, who was on his first visit to Maharastra after assuming office, appreciated the rapid development of modern infrastructure which has taken place in Nagpur.

“There is a project to make Nagpur a Smart city. Zero Mile Nagpur, traditionally regarded the geographical centre of the country, has the potential to become the centre of development of India as well,” he said.

He termed Maharashtra not only the hub of industry and business of the country but that of its culture and art as well.

“Mumbai is described as the economic capital of India. By linking its heritage of education and culture with trade and technology, Maharashtra is giving strength to the entire country in the 21st century,” said Kovind.

“In the quest for development and economic change, we have to take care to keep our cultural moorings intact. In this context, Maharashtra is setting an example for the nation,” he added.