Indore: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday, January 9, 2023, reiterated that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India will emerge as a global power.
Addressing the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event held in Indore the foreign minister said: “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas aims to refresh bondings, boost energy and add more phases to it. I believe under PM Modi’s leadership India will surely emerge as a leading power. Along with that, the global standing of those with India will also grow.”
The three-day 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being held under the theme “Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.
Jaishankar further added that the event is an important tradition that deepens India’s ties with the Indian diaspora.
“This convention is an important tradition that deepens our ties with the Indian community. PPD has three objectives first- to refresh our relations, second- to give new energy to it and third- to bring more aspects in them,” said Jaishankar.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is the flagship event of the Indian Government, providing a platform to engage and connect with overseas Indians. It enables the interaction of the diaspora with each other as well.
The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention is being organized in partnership with the Madhya Pradesh Government from January 8 to 10 2023 in Indore.
Around 3,500 members from nearly seventy countries registered for the Convention.
Apart from Prime Minister Modi, other featured speakers during the first day included Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, presidents of Suriname and Guyana, as well as Jaishankar.
A Commemorative Postal Stamp ‘Surakshit Jaayen, Prashikshit Jaayen’ was also released highlighting the significance of safe, legal, orderly, and skilled migration.
The convention is significant as it is being organized as a physical event after a gap of four years and first after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The last PBD Convention (2021) was held virtually.