Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-2012 celebrated in Pink City

Special Report from Jaipur by S.S.Dogra

In the three days long (7-9 January,2012) Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-2012 at the Birla Auditorium, a large amount of guests created little mess. Because auditorium has a seating capacity of 1350 people and around 1550 delegates had reached venue to attend the inaugural session.

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Prasad Bissessar lighting the inaugural lamp along with Dr.ManMohan Singh-P.M. of India & Sh.Ashok Gahlot-Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
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Joginder Dogra
 
Speaking at the meet, Hon’ble P.M. Dr.Man Mohan Singh called for more contribution from NRIs towards the growth of India and said the government would extend all help to NRIs for this.

“The government and people of India greatly recognise and greatly value the important role being played by Indian communities living abroad. The Indian diaspora has much more to contribute towards the building of modern India. We propose to facilitate, encourage and promote this engagement,” prime minister said.

Singh further said that amendments have been introduced in the citizenship act to give recognition to the spouses of NRIs abroad. “In the last parliament session, we introduced a bill intended to merge and streamline people of Indian origin and overseas citizens of India scheme by amending the citizenship act. 

VVIP sitting on the Dias at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur in Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas-2012.
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Joginder Dogra
On Saturday, and a special pension and life insurance scheme was announced that would benefit over 5 million unskilled and semi-skilled workers employed overseas mostly in Gulf countries on temporary contract visas.

Around 1,500 NRIs from 65 countries are attending the three-day annual conference that aims at attracting overseas Indians to contribute in their ways for the development of the nation.

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Prasad Bissessar, was the special guest of honour of the show.

“It is a historic moment for us to become a part of such a big event like Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-2012 in Rajasthan .” says Sh.Ashok Gahlot-Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Mr.Gahlot further added that the presence of NRI are very special because they are spreading the glory of India in abroad. This event will become the landmark for the brighter future for all us.

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