Prime Minister Narendra Modi attributes India’s success to NRIs stating enhancement in India’s abilities is in direct proportion to NRIs’ responsibility.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received at the airport by Governor Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, State Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Culture Minister Usha Thakur, and other personages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Monday that this segment should share a greater quantum of factual information regarding the country with the rest of the world. “The times to come shall witness augmentation in our nation’s robustness and – as a direct consequence – global curiosity will increase vis-à-vis India, which shall remain ever committed vis-à-vis NRI interests,” the Prime Minister said during his address while formally inaugurating the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention at the Brilliant Convention Centre in Madhya Pradesh’s commercial capital.
He said, “Forty percent of global real-time digital transactions are being executed within our country; the rest of the world is witnessing our unalloyed vigor. The curiosity of the new generation shall be directly proportional to the growth of India’s tourism sphere. Over the past years, we attained extraordinary achievements and a pace of development. We executed global trade even centuries ago, crossed virtually limitless seas, and extended our cultural heritage. After an interval of approximately four years, the Pravasi Bharatiya Convention is being organized in its original form; this is a matter of elation,” Mr Modi said.
He stressed Indore’s culinary heritage, described it as a culinary and cleanliness capital, and mentioned the state’s lifeline Narmada River and the ancient temple town Ujjain’s world-renowned Mahakaleshwar shrine. “Indore is not merely a city but actually an era that is ahead of time and encompasses heritage,” the Prime Minister opined.
Earlier addressing the gathering, Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali – who was the Chief Guest – said, “Diaspora policies must not be cast in stone but be flexible. We have embraced the ‘one Guyana’ agenda; my country is espousing the diaspora integration model. Doubtlessly, remittances have provided support for thousands of Guyanese families. My country keenly observed India’s management of relations with its diaspora. Guyana benefitted from India in agriculture, information technology, culture and many other spheres. We owe Prime Minister Modi a debt of gratitude for affection when the hardest of times struck us during the pandemic.”
Sharing a speech at this time, Guest of Honour and Suriname President Chandrikapersad Santokhi said, “This event provides a tremendous opportunity for exploration. India has proven to be a reliable partner in regional and global matters. I perceive numerous opportunities for closer diaspora collaboration over the next two-and-a-half decades and suggest the creation of a fund for diaspora projects in the Caribbean region.”
In opening remarks, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar underlined that India would emerge as a leading power under Mr. Modi’s leadership.