PM Modi Arrives In Zurich, ‘Ghar Ka Swad’ For Him


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Zurich on Monday, and will proceed to Davos for the World Economic Forum. As per his itinerary for the day, the Prime Minister is scheduled to host dinner for global industry bosses from 18 countries in Davos.

Thereafter, he will be addressing the plenary session of the forum on Tuesday. The first Indian minister to attend the WEF in more than two decades, Prime Minister Modi is being accompanied by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, among others.

A team of chefs from Taj Group is preparing cuisines at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mainly consisting of Indian cuisine, the spread prepared by these chefs will be served at three different venues.

Raghu Deora, the logistical head for this entire mission, said,”I have been told that he likes anything and everything vegetarian. It will be like ‘Ghar ka Swad Davos mein” on serving to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He added that it is quite difficult to prepare Indian dishes here as the Indian spices are quite different. “We are a team of 32 chefs and managers catering to India Adda, AP lounge and India Reception for about 12,000 people, we also have a special dinner at Inter Continental. Prime Minister Modi will be having our food at 3 different venues. There is much bigger India presence in Davos,” he added.

He told, “Almost 1000 kg of spices have been brought from India, some hand-carried some couriered”.

Deora, along with Nitin Mathur, the executive chef Taj Krishna, Hyderabad and Neville Pimento, resident manager at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, will be leading the team of chefs at different venues.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on the opening day of the meeting on Tuesday. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral talks with the President of Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, besides holding a series of meetings with business leaders and addressing the international business council. The theme of the four-day event at Davos is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.