11 Jan 2014

PBD 2014 Comes to Close

Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Sh. Vayalar Ravi
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Sh. Vayalar Ravi has said India is immensely proud of the achievements of Indian diaspora which has made a great contribution in shaping the image of India to the world at large. 

Addressing the concluding session of PBD 2014 and the conferment ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards the Minister said, the PBD is also a celebration of the home-coming of the global Indians. 

The Minister emphasized that the bond between India and her Overseas Indians who live around the world should be strengthened.

 Appreciating the progress made by Indian diaspora, Sh. Ravi said that it has grown to be recognized as one of the important diasporas of the world. 

Minister exhorted the overseas Indian communities to be engaged in India’s great adventure of building and inclusive India free from hunger and exploitation.

 He asked the overseas Indians to reach out in new India not just financially but intellectually, socially and culturally. 

The three day long mega event and the largest congregation of overseas Indians-PBD 2014 concluded this evening. 

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