Consul-General Harada’s visit to Gujarat State

Consul-General Harada visited Gujarat from 4th November to 6th November 2020 for the inauguration ceremony of a Grant for Grassroots Project (GGP) to provide medical equipment to an eye hospital in Ahmedabad. He also took the opportunity to visit the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and interact with various Japanese companies in Gujarat.
He also paid a visit to Mr. Anil Mukim, Chief Secretary of Gujarat on this occasion and they talked about furthering relations between Japan and Gujarat. (Link to page)

1 Inauguration Ceremony of “Project for the Provision of Medical Equipment to Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad City”
On 4th November, Consul-General Harada visited the Porecha Eye Hospital which is run by the Blind People’s Association (BPA) for a face-to-face inauguration ceremony of the “Project for the Provision of Medical Equipment to Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad City” in the presence of Mr. Rajendra Shah, Chairman of BPA. At the ceremony, Consul-General Harada stated that he would like many patients to be helped by the medical equipment, which is a gift from the Japanese people.

tape cutting(SLT machine)

Doctors explainig OCT machine

Mr. Rajendra Shah, President of BPA

With BPA Staff and Doctors

With Medical Student

2 Visit to National High-Speed Railway Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL)
(1) Exchange of views with Ahmedabad Branch Chief Project Manager and others
On 4th November, Consul-General Harada visited the Ahmedabad Branch of NHSRCL and met Mr. Arun Singh, Chief Project Manager, Ahmedabad branch and others. Mr. Singh updated Consul-General Harada about the progress of the high-speed railway project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

With Mr. Arun Singh, CPM of NHSRCL Ahmedabad

With Mr. Pandit, Advisor of NHSRCL Ahmedabad and other staff
(2) Lunch Meeting with the Vadodara Branch Chief Project Manager
On 6th November, Consul-General Harada met Mr. Pradeep Ahirkar, Chief Project Manager, Vadodara Branch for lunch. They talked about the progress of the high-speed railway project in Vadodara.

With Mr. Ahirkar, CPM of NHSRCL Vadodara

3 Meeting with Mr. Mukesh Patel, President, Indo-Japan Friendship Association
On 4th November, Consul-General Harada visited Japan Information and Study Centre (JISC) and met Mr. Mukesh Patel, President and the others. They discussed the Japanese Garden that JISC is planning to landscape with the cooperation of the Hyogo prefecture.

Garden designers(two women) expalining Japanese garden plan

Discussion with Mr. Patel and other staff

4 Exchange of views with Japanese companies
On 5th November, Consul-General Harada visited TDS LITHIUM-ION BATTERY GUJARAT, a joint venture of TOSHIBA, DENSO and SUZUKI that manufactures lithium ion batteries for automobiles, and Suzuki Motors, Gujarat and interacted with them about the manufacture of lithium ion batteries as well as about the manufacture of automobiles. He also enquired about the living conditions of Japanese people during the Corona pandemic.