Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas observed in US 

The Consulate also celebrated the Vishava Hindi Diwas after the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: January 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas observed in US  Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas and Vishava Hindu Diwas being observed in Consulate General of India, Chicago

The immense contribution of the Indian American community in strengthening India’s partnership with the US was highlighted during Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas celebrations in the Indian Consulate in Chicago this week.

In her key note address, Consul General Neeta Bhushan highlighted the efforts being made by the Indian government to reach out to Indian community settled abroad. She also talked about some of the ongoing flagship programmes of the government aimed at strengthening engagement with the Indian diaspora.

Recipients of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman from Chicago area — Dr Bharat Barai and Dr Niranjan Shah — were felicitated on the occasion. In his remarks, Dr Barai discussed how the Indian community can complement the efforts of the Indian government for the welfare of the community and for further strengthening partnership with the US.

Mohammed Yusuf, father of Mohammed Akbar who became victim of gun violence in Chicago on December 6; Ishak Vohra, father of Arshad Vohra, a 19-year Indian student who was shot dead in a robbery attempt on December 28 and Muzaffar Hussain, son of Bakar Sayyed who was shot in the same incident on December 28 were also present during the event. They praised the Consulate for its quick efforts in reaching out to the victims of the violence and their family members during critical times.

The Consulate also celebrated the Vishava Hindi Diwas after the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas. Some prominent Hindi poets of Chicago area recited their poems on the occasion, highlighting the sentiments of migrant Indians. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was also celebrated at the Indian Consulate in New York over the weekend.

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  1. Black Cobra
    Jan 12, 2018 at 3:37 am
    What about non Hindi Indians? Are they not Indians. ?
    1. Nilesh Jain
      Jan 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm
      People in India, should be careful, when dealing with people living abroad. Few greedy people try to agitate communal tensions and promote illicit money.
      1. Nilesh Jain
        Jan 11, 2018 at 7:18 pm
        Indians in India are our priority. Indians in US / UK, should be careful, if they try to agitate any sort of non-sense in India. All these illicit money, tax evasions, communal tensions are from the few greedy Indians living abroad. Not all but there are few, who do anything for money, even to their own people.