Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: India is full of opportunities now, PM Narendra Modi tells NRIs

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited NRIs to participate in building a new India and said that the country is full of opportunities.Addressing a gathering of NRIs after inaugurating the 13th edition of the
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India TV News Desk 08 Jan 2015, 02:46 PM IST

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited NRIs to participate in building a new India and said that the country is full of opportunities.

Addressing a gathering of NRIs after inaugurating the 13th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gandhinagar, Modi said, "Our ancestors used to leave their loved ones and friends behind, sometimes due to their brave nature and sometimes in search of new opportunities.Those who left family and country in pursuit of aspirations,opportunities, I tell them, that is there in India now."

"There was time when professionals in India went to distant lands to explore new possibilities. Now India awaits you with opportunities. I want to tell you that India is full of opportunities now," added Modi.

"Time is changing at a fast place, World is looking at India today with hope. African Congress was born on 8th January that is today. Mahatma Gandhi gave a message that day, relevant today. Be it most developed nation of World or the poorest one, every nation is looking at India today," said Modi.

Here are 5 important things that the PM said:

1. Modi- Understand India, Use technology. We can have online competitions for comprehensive understanding of India.  NRIs can participate in Quiz and those who perform well must be acknowledged.

2. Modi- India aims for higher goals. I want you to participate.Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – is a concept that originates from India. It means that whole world is a family. I want you to remind you of it. Photo stamps and coins form threads for history.
Pravasiya Bharatiya Kendra is being set up in Delhi. Every pravasiya Indian will benefit from it.

3. Modi- PIO and OCI cards have been merged. VISA on arrival is another facility that has been offered to you. People from 43 countries have this facility now. I had made this promise and I have fulfilled my promise. These people earlier had to visit the police station every month for verification. Now you don't have to go there. This is not just an administrative decision. It's all about respect.

4. Modi- Our ancestors used to leave their loved ones and friends behind, sometimes due to their brave nature and sometimes in search of new opportunities.Those who left family & country in pursuit of aspirations,opportunities, I tell them, that is there in India now.There was time when professionals in India went to distant lands to explore new possibilities. Now India awaits you with opportunities.I want to tell you that India is full of opportunities now.

5. Modi- 100 years ago,one ‘NRI' returned to India & today one Gujarati NRI welcomes entire overseas Indian community.

 

 
   
 

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