India organises 15th Pravas Bharatiya Diwas
The fifteenth Pravas Bharatiya Diwas has marked its beginning today. For the three day celebration, as many as five thousand delegates have officially registered so far. The present year’s theme of the celebration jointly organised by the Uttar Pradesh government and Union External Affairs ministry is the role of Indian diaspora in building new India.
Several prominent dignitaries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have attended the inauguration ceremony of the event.
Meanwhile, the event has been inaugurated by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Juganauth. The welcome speech has been done by the External Affairs minister. The vote of thanks has been delivered by Minister of State General V K Singh. However, it is the Indian Prime Minister’s speech which has been the highlight of the event.
In his exceptional speech, the PM has described the Indian diaspora abroad as the ambassadors of the country. During his speech, the Indian supremo has announced his government’s ambitious plan to launch chip-based e-passports.
The program usually takes place at the first week of the New Year. This time, the date has been rearranged a little to avoid its clash with the date of Kumbh Mela.
In his speech, the Mauritius PM has appreciated his Indian counterpart for his role in the transformation of India. He has observed that the present government’s ambitious policies such as the Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao have helped enormously to achieve that transformation.
Vignesh. S. G
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