Responsibility of Indians living overseas growing manifold: PM Modi

"You are brand ambassadors of India, brand ambassadors of Yoga and Ayurveda, brand ambassadors of India's cottage and handicrafts and India's millets," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

The prime minister stressed that India has made rapid progress in the last few years.
The prime minister stressed that India has made rapid progress in the last few years. Photo courtesy/Flickr MEAphotogallery

Delivering the keynote address at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, PM Modi said that people say Indore is a city but "I say Indore is a 'Daur' (age) which walks ahead of its time". 

The prime minister stressed that India has made rapid progress in the last few years. This has piqued the interest of people in many parts of the world, he said, adding that the country’s “voice and message” on the global stage is of great importance.

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He appealed for people to document the lives, struggles, and achievements of overseas Indians in different countries. Photo courtesy: Flickr/MEAphotogallery

“India’s strength will grow further in the days to come. And so will the curiosity about India. And that is why the responsibility of the Indians living overseas also grows manifold. The more you know about India the more you will be able to tell others with facts,” Modi said.

He appealed for people to document the lives, struggles, and achievements of overseas Indians in different countries.

This year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas theme is 'Diaspora: Reliable partners for India's progress in Amrit Kaal'.

 

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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Associate Editor

Tushaar has extensive experience as a journalist and in founding two start-up newspapers. He has developed editorial models for both copy and content, and has written several articles, news reports on a wide range of topics. He is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College and earned a post-graduate diploma in TV Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai. He has worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. 

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