In pics: Indian, ASEAN leaders and thinkers forge new connections in Singapore PBD

Focusing on digitisation, youth empowerment and closer ties with South East Asia, the best and brightest minds of India and the ASEAN met at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas organised in Singapore to commemorate 25 years of partnership between India and ASEAN. The theme of the event is 'Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN INDIA Partnership'. There are multiple panels at the event discussing business, geopolitics, culture, youth, history, education, research, science and technology of India and the ASEAN region.

Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Transforming India (Niti Ayog)speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter@IndiainSingaporAmitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Transforming India (Niti Ayog) speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter@IndiainSingapor
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group, Singapore moderateing the discussion at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore.
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group, Singapore moderating the discussion at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter@IndiainSingapor
Delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore.
The two-day event saw up to 4,000 delegates in attendance at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter@IndiainSingapor
Inquisitive delegates asking questions from the the panelists at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore.
The interactive panel sessions at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore allowed members of the ASEAN Indian diaspora to broaden their knowledge base and learn more about regional policies from a wide variety of experts. Photo: Connected to India
There was considerable excitement among the delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Singapore.
The delegates attending the PBD learned about the giant steps taken by India and ASEAN to foster better economic, social and political ties. Photo: Connected to India

 

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Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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