NEW DELHI – Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar praised the Indian Diaspora on Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and said their achievements are a source of pride for us.
“Hello Indian diaspora on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. Your accomplishments are a source of pride for us,” Jaishankar said in a tweet Jan. 9.
“And our emotional bond is growing more and more,” Jaishankar added.
The tweet came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his best wishes to the Indian Diaspora on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, claiming that they have distinguished themselves all over the world and have excelled in different spheres.
Speaking to Twitter, Modi said on Sunday: “Greetings everyone, especially the Indian Diaspora on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. Our diaspora has distinguished itself around the world and excelled in different spheres.
The Prime Minister also appreciated the Indian diaspora who remained connected to their roots and said: “We are proud of their achievements”.
India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 9 each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.
According to the Foreign Office, the date of January 9 was chosen to celebrate this occasion since it was the day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, leading the struggle for the freedom of the India.
Launched in 2003, these conventions provide a platform for the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and the people of their ancestral land, for mutually beneficial activities. These conventions are also very useful for networking the overseas Indian community residing in various parts of the world and allow them to share their experiences in various fields.
The Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, will address a virtual conference of young Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on “The role of the Indian diaspora” with regard to innovation and new technologies.
(With ANI, IANS reports)