“You are seeing a transformed India”, PM tells PIO Parliamentarians, Says Indian Diaspora is the ambassador of the country.
Appreciating the role of People of Indian Origin (PIO) community in promoting brand India globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India is seeing a substantial transformation in the last three-four years and that the focus on the country has grown in an unprecedented manner while the economy has undergone a paradigm shift. “you must have felt a major trans- formation in India in the last three-four years. The outlook towards India has changed. The focus on us has increased, perception of the world towards us is also changing. India has come far ahead of that era when the thinking was nothing will change in India,” Modi said while addressing the first PIO-Parliamentarian Conference here.
‘Partners in Developement’
While inaugurating the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here in the Capital, Modi said NRIs are partners for India’s development. He said that NRIs have an important position in the Action Agenda till 2020, drafted by the NITI-Aayog. As many as 124 parliamentarians and 17 Mayors of Indian origin attended the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Prime Minister said he felt as if a Mini World Parliament of Indian origin was gathered in Delhi. He noted that persons of Indian origin are today Prime Ministers of Mauritius, Portugal and Ireland.
He added that persons of Indian origin have also been heads of state and heads of government in many other countries. He said he considers the Indian diaspora as India’s permanent Ambassadors spreading the country’s cultural ethos and heritage wherever they settle. “Whenever I’m on an official tour of a foreign country, I try to meet with the Indians residing there because I believe the Indian diaspora is the permanent ambassador for bilateral relations with countries all over the world,” he added.
Indian Prime Minister extended appeal to PIO community in building brand India globally to achieve the target of making India a super power in the near future.
By Opinion Express News Desk