• Thursday, May 23, 2024


Modi discusses skill development with Chanel CEO Leena Nair

Modi invited Chanel to explore investment opportunities and collaboration potential in India

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi meets the Global CEO of Chanel, Leena Nair in Paris

By: Pramod Thomas

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi met Leena Nair, the global CEO of French luxury fashion house, Chanel, and discussed ways to enhance skill development among artisans in India and to make Khadi more popular.

Modi was in Paris last week to attend the Bastille Day parade as the Guest of Honour at the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron.

“Met the Global CEO of @CHANEL, Mrs. Leena Nair. It’s always a delight to meet a person of Indian origin who has made a mark at the world stage. We had a great conversation about ways to further boost skill development among artisans and to make Khadi more popular,” the prime minister tweeted.

The prime minister congratulated Nair for her success and invited Chanel to explore investment opportunities and collaboration potential in India, the ministry of external Affairs said in a press release.

The discussions focused on ways to promote handicrafts, khadi and skill development of artisans in India, it said.

After the meeting, Nair said the prime minister was very keen to support other women and girls in businesses.

“The prime minister is really interested in ensuring that India is an investment hub for everyone,” she said.

The Modi government has taken several steps to boost the sale of Khadi products.

He also met aerospace engineer and Astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

“When it comes to motivating youngsters towards science and space, Thomas Pesquet’s name figures prominently. It was a delight to meet him and exchange views on a wide range of subjects. His energy and insights are very valuable. @Thom_astro,” Modi tweeted.

The Indian leader shared with Pesquet the country’s progress in the space sector, particularly in promoting startups and encouraging greater private sector participation.

Modi invited Pesquet to visit India to motivate the youth as well as explore space sector collaborations, the MEA said in a press release.

Pesquet shared his experiences as an astronaut and discussed possible contours of future space programmes and technologies with the prime minister.


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