Session on “Issues in the Gulf” in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2014

for Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs | Date - 09-12-2013

Some organizations in the Gulf have requested for a session on the Gulf during Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) 2014 and there is a session on the gulf planned during PBD 2014.

The Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Shri Vayalar Ravi has said in Rajya Sabha that traditionally PBDs have had sessions on the Gulf where issues relating to Indians in the Gulf were discussed.

He said, PBD Conventions provide a platform for exchange of views and networking to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non- Resident Indians (NRIs)on matters of common interest. These Conventions assist the Government of India to better understand the expectations of the Overseas Indians from the land of their ancestors and to acknowledge their role in India’s all round development and its efforts to acquire its rightful place in the comity of nations.

The Minister said, eleven years since its inception, the PBD has grown to become a vital platform for evolving ideas, identifying actions and creating opportunities for the interaction between the home country and its overseas citizens. It is also a forum where the Government of India and various State Governments showcase investment opportunities and potential in various sectors. Separate sessions are held by State Governments in this regard to inter alia interact with potential investors.



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