Brain drain can be converted into brain gain: PM Modi

The Prime Minister stressed on the need to connect with the Diaspora and hailed his predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee who "coined the idea of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and it has been continued since then".

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2016 4:32 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said brain drain can be converted into ‘brain gain’ if the nation starts looking at the 27-million strong Indian Diaspora spread across the world as a strength rather than numbers.

“Brain drain worries can be converted into brain gain if we see the Indian Diaspora as a strength, rather than counting them just as numbers,” Modi said after inaugurating the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here.

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“In such times ‘fear of unknown’ can be an obstacle. Our Diaspora can help overcome this. They just have to tell the world that we belong to India,” he added.

The Prime Minister stressed on the need to connect with the Diaspora and hailed his predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee who “coined the idea of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and it has been continued since then”.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra located in south Delhi’s Chanakyapuri will serve as the focal point of the institutional framework to benefit from networks with and among overseas Indians.

The centre is expected to develop into the hub of activities for sustainable, symbiotic and mutually rewarding economic, social and cultural engagement between India and its Diaspora.

Among other facilities, the complex has a library, research centre, flexible capacity meeting rooms, cultural centre, auditorium of 500 capacity, 24 guest rooms, business centres and restaurant.

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    Tipnis
    Oct 2, 2016 at 11:33 am
    Modiji actually addressed that message to Brahmin dieaspora. Humans can ignore that.
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      Tipnis
      Oct 2, 2016 at 11:38 am
      Specially suited for Brahmin Aerica Foundation.
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        Anti-corruption
        Oct 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm
        1) Lets face the truth.. the era we live, money speaks, and the ry paid in India is way low as per the global standard the working environment of most of the Indian desi company is not mature, so they are not able to compete with internationl MNCs. Govt should understand that why professional loves to migrate to US/UK/Dubai, etc. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;2) We professionals pay taxes, and in return we do not get any such facility that we could say "yes, we are paying tax, and we are getting this". Living life is country like US is much easier, when we pay tax, we do get lots of govt facility. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, things will take time to change for sure, but at least 100 years...
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          arc
          Oct 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm
          Most of Indian diaspora have no brain and are therefore modi bhakts. They went abroad only to make money. The other Indians who went abroad are the brainy ones whose brains were not appreciated by the Indian system. Their brains have drained out permanently from India because abroad is where they are appreciated the most. Unlikely they will ever come back. And the diaspora dishwashers and taxidrivers and newsstand wallahs --- we don't want them back.
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            Damodar
            Oct 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm
            Although U.S. and U.K. provide opportunities to make more money, it is not the sole reason for Indians to go abroad. The diaspora is disgusted with government regulations, corruption, and no recognition of merit and hard work. Not to mention the reservation system that systematically haunts intellectuals throughout their career. Good luck India in wooing Indians settled abroad!
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              Ashok Mazumdar
              Oct 2, 2016 at 11:20 am
              No Indian Diaspora Will Ever Come Backlt;br/gt;Nor They Will Donate even 50 cents tolt;br/gt;India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Diaspora love US$ More Than Their Parents, Who Gave Birth.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They Can Help Propaa and make them Emotional.
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                naidu kare
                Oct 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm
                they are in madison screaming domi domi domi
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                  Prashant
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm
                  The Headline should have been "Building Castles in the air" or more appropriately "A mid Autumn's Day dream".
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                    Sawan
                    Oct 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
                    How many NRI have come back to settle and work for India? Certainly they must be enthused now that their icon is leading and India is GREAT again. They are abroad for the good life and nothing else. They migrated when they did not have a chance to face "government regulations, corruption, and no recognition of merit and hard work". It is like the Village youth migrating to cities and not coming back. They are nostalgic about their place of origin but would never come back to India even if they received the most Royal treatment here.
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                      Sawan
                      Oct 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm
                      Sure, they do but then they do not have the right to choose ours.
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