Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur urged the young Indian diaspora to innovate, invest, and launch their ideas in India.
Anurag Thakur, speaking at the inaugural function of the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Indore on Sunday as part of the start of the three-day PBD convention, stated that India will overtake those who ruled the country for 200 years in 2022. The event’s honoree was Australia’s Member of Parliament Zaneta Mascarenhas. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar were also present.
For the first time since 2019, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention is being held in person. And the theme for the 17th edition of the convention is ‘Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal’.
According to officials, more than 3,500 people from approximately 70 countries have registered for the convention.
Today, January 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally open the convention. President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana will be the chief guest, and President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of the Republic of Suriname will be the special guest of honour.
President Droupadi Murmu will present the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2023 and preside over the valedictory session on Tuesday.
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