17th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention
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The 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention has started from today i.e. Sunday. Over 3,500 expatriate members from 70 countries are participating in the three-day event. The conference was addressed by Union Minister Anurag Thakur and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar.
Addressing the ceremony, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, this is an era where we are confident about our possibilities and want to engage with the international community. He said that I am sure that Indian youth at home and abroad will take the development of this country to greater heights.
Largest Indian diaspora in the world…
In the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, Jaishankar said that Indians are the largest expatriate in the world. He said that what is most unique about Indians is that they are connected to the motherland even while living abroad. He further said that our endeavor is to maximize our support for the overseas Indians. The External Affairs Minister informed that he aims to focus on redressal of grievances through online mechanism.
He said that the relationship of the country with 3.4 crore people of Indian origin brings us here. This connection was very evident amid the challenges of the Corona pandemic. We recognize the overwhelming response received from PIOs. Our bond has grown even stronger as a result of all the trials. The identity of the migrant is derived from how closely linked it is.
Talking about the changes in India, MADAD highlighted an e-portal, which provides services provided by Indian Missions and Posts abroad to Indian citizens living abroad and lodge consular complaints online on International Day of Yoga. will help to do. Many of our embassies now offer classes in yoga, dance and music. It is a matter of pride for us. Within the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all of us to focus on Amrit Kaal. It is important that Indian communities abroad do the same. India is changing in an unprecedented way before our eyes.
Speaking about the venue, he said, people have told Indore as the cleanest city. It is a city of the warmest people and hospitality. He also expressed happiness over Australian MP Janeta Mascarenhas participating in the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. Jaishankar said, we have gathered here as India completes 75 years of independence and moves towards 100 years. I am happy to note that the guest of honor today is from our Quad and Indo-Pacific partner, Australia. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Government of Madhya Pradesh welcomed the NRIs in Indore. The theme of this edition is ‘Pravasis: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in the Age of Amrit’.
Speaking at the event, Australian MP Janetta Mascarenhas said, the Indian community is the fastest growing diaspora in Australia. PM Anthony Albanese wants to visit India later this year. India is a diverse country. Indian diaspora wants to do great work in the world. She was amazed by the many influences India had given her. There is a lot of vibrancy and color here. India is a diverse country. Indian diaspora wants to do great work in the world. We get the best aspect of Indian culture.
Mascarenhas said that Australia-India relations have never been closer. Our nation has shared vision. Mixing new ideas with old methods leads to innovation. The Indian expatriate has a tremendous work ethic.