Also attending the Jan 19-21 will be Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgopal, whose forefathers migrated from Bihar. Kalam, who has a soft corner for Bihar, sees the state as a hub of knowledge, intellect and hard working people.
According to Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, President Kalam has been invited by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Experts and investors from India and abroad are expected to participate in the conference that intends to repackage Bihar as an investment destination.
Bihar is keen to attract foreign investment in agriculture, health, IT and tourism.
About 500 eminent international personalities, including 50 non-resident Indians (NRIs), are expected to attend.