Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins
Uttar Pradesh, Jan 21
“The success of each Pravasi brings laurels to India. Indians are leading the world as lawmakers and heading big corporations. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is not only about finding one’s roots but also about being a part of India’s growth story,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
The minister further added that the forefathers of the Pravasis came from this land and shared common identity is our strength. .
Notably, Sushma was addressing Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on today. The theme for this year Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”.
Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj also invited them for investment in the field of education, saying that nowadays India offers limitless opportunity for those who want to work here.
She further said that India can be hub a for higher education including research and development. India will be source of skilled manpower to the world by 2022.
Minister of state for sports and Youth affairs, Colonel Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore said, NRIs have made an identity for themselves in the world. He said, no matter how long one stayed outside, India is in everyone’s hearts.
Rathore termed Pravasis as the biggest ambassadors of India. He said, India is making a different identity for itself which increased by leaps and bounds in the last four and a half years because people have voted for a strong government at the Centre.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, after becoming Chief Minister of the state, he tried a lot to change in the investment scenario in Uttar Pradesh. He also invited all NRIs to invest in the land of their forefathers.
Chief guests for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas were Member of Parliament from New Zealand Kanwal Jeet Singh Bakshi and MP from Norway Himanshu Gulati. Minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh (Retired) also shared the dais.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the event tomorrow, with Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth being the Chief Guest. The valedictory address and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards will be given by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday.