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Published On: Tue, Jan 22nd, 2019

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi

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PravasiDivasModiVARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is today in a position to lead the world in several subjects. Inaugurating the 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Varanasi, Modi mentioned about the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to say “through this medium, we want to take the world towards One World, One Sun, One Grid”.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, who arrived in Delhi on Sunday on a nine-day visit, was the chief guest at the event. He surprised the guests when he delivered his keynote address in Hindi.

Speaking on the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said that the NRIs can play a great role in start up, stand up, and defence manufacturing sector while working for the development of India.   He said the government has taken a new step in Passport seva service recently and is planning to provide E Visa also. He also said the Government is going to start Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojna. He said that government will help NRIs in every possible manner.
Today, India is in a position to lead the world in many cases. International Solar Alliance is one such platform. Through it we would like to take the world to one Grid, one Sun says PM “Today, we are the fastest growing economic strength of the world, so in sports, we have to come out on becoming a big power,” he added
All of you who have settled in whichever country, have shown in the roll of leadership in almost every area of the society. And Mauritius PM Shri Pravind Jugnauth has been promoting it, says PM In addition, many countries like Portugal, Trinidad-Tobago and Ireland have also gained the leadership of competent people whose roots are in India, he added.
The campaign to communicate with all Indians around the worldwide was started by the dear revered Atal Bihari Vajpayee and this is the first convention after him: PM Modi “Varanasi has been the centre of knowledge, religion and so I want to declare it as India’s Brand ambassador,” he added.  Earlier people said India cannot change. But, we have changed this thinking. we have shown change. The world these days looks at our advice with seriousness.
The theme of this year’s convention is ‘role of Indian diaspora in building new India’, a statement from the prime minister’s office said. The Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth will be the chief guest of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention, while Himanshu Gulati, member of Parliament of Norway, will be the special guest.
The theme of this year’s convention is ‘role of Indian diaspora in building new India’, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated once in two years. It is organised to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the government, reconnect them with their roots and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Speaking on the occasion, Swaraj lauded the role of Indian diaspora in changing the world’s perception about India.Sushma Swaraj said that India’s image as a powerful country improved leaps and bounds due to the  leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mrs  Swaraj remembered former Prime Minister  Atal Bihari Vajpayee  for starting  Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth started his speech in Hindi. He said that the convention is the most precious gathering of India diaspora. (With Agency Inputs ).

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