PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, thanks NRIs for supporting note ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bengaluru today.

By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:08
Pic courtsey: Vikas Swarup

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in the Karnataka capital city on Sunday.

The 14th edition of the three-day event began in the country's IT hub on Saturday with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming the society and India's potential to play the role of a 'Vishwa Guru' again.

Modi reached Bengaluru 

Here are the highlights of his speech:

8 January 2017, 11:51 AM

"Whether knowledge, time or money, we welcome your contributions that strengthen India’s partnership with overseas community," says Modi, concluding his speech

8 January 2017, 11:50 AM

A special welcome to the young Pravasis – I hope that on returning to your respective countries, you will remain connected with us: PM

8 January 2017, 11:50 AM

On Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra:

We want it to become a symbol of global migration, achievements & aspirations of the Diaspora: PM Modi

 

8 January 2017, 11:49 AM

PM Modi speaks of how overseas Indians in the scientific field can share their knowledge and expertise through programmes like VAJRA schemes

8 January 2017, 11:49 AM

From 1st of January this year, beginning with Delhi and Bengaluru, we have set up special counters at immig'n points for OCI cardholders: PM Modi

 

8 January 2017, 11:48 AM

We remain committed to addressing similar difficulties of PIOs in Fiji, Reunion Islands, Suriname, Guyana and other Caribbean States. We have extended the deadline for PIO card conversions to OCI from 31 December 2016, until June 30, 2017 without any penalty: PM Modi

8 January 2017, 11:43 AM

I would again encourage all PIO Card holders to convert their PIO Cards to OCI Cards: PM Narendra Modi

8 January 2017, 11:43 AM

For those workers who seek economic opportunities abroad, our effort is to provide maximum facilitation and ensure least inconvenience: PM

8 January 2017, 11:42 AM

We remain committed to addressing similar difficulties of PIOs in Fiji, Reunion Islands, Suriname, Guyana and other Caribbean States, says PM Modi

 

8 January 2017, 11:41 AM

Starting with Mauritius, we are working to put in place procedures so that descendants of Girmitiyas could become eligible for OCI Cards: PM Narendra Modi

8 January 2017, 11:41 AM

We will shortly launch a skill development program - the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana - targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment: PM Modi 

8 January 2017, 11:40 AM

Our External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ji has particularly been proactive and prompt in reaching out to distressed Indians abroad using social media: PM

8 January 2017, 11:40 AM

PM Modi speaks of the various measures to ensure welfare and safety of Indians abroad, from admin measures to evacuations.

8 January 2017, 11:39 AM

8 January 2017, 11:39 AM

The remittance of close to sixty nine billion dollars annually by the overseas Indians makes an invaluable contribution to the economy: PM Modi

8 January 2017, 11:39 AM

8 January 2017, 11:38 AM

8 January 2017, 11:33 AM

For my govt and for me personally engagement with overseas Indian community has been a priority: PM Modi

8 January 2017, 11:33 AM

The Indian diaspora represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values: PM Modi in Bengaluru

8 January 2017, 11:33 AM

30 million Indians abroad are valued not just for strength in numbers but respected for contributions to India and countries where they live: PM Modi

8 January 2017, 11:32 AM

Indians abroad are valued not just for their strength in numbers. They are respected for the contributions they make: PM Narendra Modi

8 January 2017, 11:32 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins address, condoles death of Mario Soares, architect of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations btw India and Portugal

8 January 2017, 11:31 AM

Union Minister Ananth Kumar delivers the welcome address at PBD in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addresses the gathering, says "We express hope that 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will redefine engagement with the Indian Diaspora."

"Recent issues are being viewed very seriously and the government will take these culprits to book. Effective steps are being taken to increase the rate of conviction," says Siddaramaiah in the wake of the Bengaluru mass molestation case. "Government will bring culprits to book," says the Karnataka CM.

8 January 2017, 11:30 AM

Portugal an attractive invest destination, can play an important role in the flow of goods to European and American markets: PM Antonio Costa

8 January 2017, 11:29 AM

Very proud to be invited to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017, an event in which India respects its citizen living abroad: Antonio Costa

8 January 2017, 11:29 AM

Chief Guest Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa thanks delegates for the homage to Mario Soares, former PM of Portugal and icon of democracy and speaks about the important role played by the overseas community and reminisced about his Goan roots.

8 January 2017, 11:27 AM

PM Narendra Modi arrives to a roaring welcome at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 

8 January 2017, 11:26 AM

8 January 2017, 11:25 AM

8 January 2017, 11:24 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Bengaluru for the inauguration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017.

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