In a bid to tap the funds and expertise of non-resident Keralites, the first Loka (world) Kerala Sabha was inaugurated at the Assembly complex here on Friday. Members of the Loka Kerala Sabha comprise representatives of non-resident Keralites from elsewhere in the country and abroad.
Inaugurating the two-day event, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said Kerala was putting forward a new forum, which can be emulated by other states. “The Loka Kerala Sabha would mark the diversity of democracy. It has been envisaged as a body that can contribute to the comprehensive development of Kerala. It should reflect the ideas and aspirations of expatriates from Kerala.”