Pravasi Bhartiya Divas: Indian diaspora supported Govt’s move against corruption and black money, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi addresses the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is speaking at the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas celebrations in Bengaluru. Portuguese PM Antonio Costa, who is in India on a seven-day visit, is also present at the event. The prime minister reached Bengaluru earlier in the day and was received at the airport by Union Minister Ananth Kumar, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other ministers.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a biennial event held in the country on January 9 to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi as a Pravasi from South Africa to India. The convention is also considered to be an important platform to facilitate engagement between the Central and state governments with the Overseas Indian Community. About 300-400 overseas Indian youth are participating in the Youth PBD, including nearly 150 PIOs who are visiting India for the Know India programme, reported PTI. The organisers claimed that 6,346 registrations  had been confirmed for PBD 2017. According to reports, more than 1,500 NRIs and  400 floating NRIs will be a part of the event.

On Saturday, Suriname Vice-President Michael Ashwin Adhin, Union Minister Vijay Goel, MoS for External Affairs General V K Singh and Karnataka ministers R V Deshpande and Priyanka Kharge inaugurated the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

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    Arun Draviam
    Nov 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Welcoming young Pravasi Bharatiya, Indian PM, Modi says “You must stay connected with India and return to India over and again. This is your home”. Indian bureaucracy interprets: “OCI must visit Indian Embassy, pay fees, obtain OCI, travel to India, stay for 182 days, stand in queue, apply for Aadhar, open bank account, bring funds to support aged parents, file tax return having become tax resident and return to country of settlement only to find he has lost his job.” “If the Pravasi wants to bring FDI, emotionally put out by Modi as: ‘First Develop India’ funds, he should follow the 100th ranked ease-of-doing-business process and invest the fund in a project and await for God alone knows what!”
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      Satyaki
      Jan 8, 2017 at 5:45 am
      Baatein Karne Mai number ek.
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        Shekar
        Jan 8, 2017 at 6:11 am
        Baatein only in public....Parliament mein maun vrat.
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          vidya
          Jan 8, 2017 at 5:51 am
          Manmohan Singh foreigner queen se orders lene mein number ek.
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            Citizen
            Jan 8, 2017 at 5:52 am
            Where does one get all these Jumlaas from?
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