Guj willing to host Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in 201

Last Updated: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 20:28

Jaipur: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
on Monday expressed his preparedness to host the Pravasi Bhartiya
Divas in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi`s
return from South Africa.

Addressing the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here, Modi
said Gujarat was willing to host the 2015th session of the
annual event.

"Gujarat should host the 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to
mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from
South Africa on January 9, 2015," he told the audience which
erupted into huge applause.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year from
January 7 to 9 to mark the return of Gandhi from South Africa.
"Everyone should come to Gujarat to make the event a big
success," he said.

Modi also appealed to Overseas Indian Affairs Minister
Vayalar Ravi to announce the hosting of 2015 edition of
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gujarat.

PTI

First Published: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 20:28
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