Indore (Madhya Pradesh): At the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar commended Indian youths for their role in connecting India to the rest of the world.
While delivering the inaugural address at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, he stated, “It doesn’t matter that it is just an initial period of technology; today’s generation of India is still leading at the forefront of connecting India to the entire world. We all need to support this diaspora, and the aim is to focus on the redressal of grievances through online mechanisms. I know all the youth of India will focus on the growth of this country to greater heights. We as a government are working to create a better workplace and non-discriminatory approach.”
Further, he added that India has the largest diaspora in the world, and our greater power is “Unity” among us. This is an era where we are confident about our opportunities and aim to connect with the international community.
The bond we share with the 34 million people of Indian origin brings us together, which was very evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were overwhelmed by the tremendous response we received from PIO. Our bond has become stronger as a result of all trials. The identity of the diaspora is based on how closely they are tied to their homeland, said EAM Jaishankar.
He mentioned MADAD, an e-portal designed to assist Indian citizens living abroad with filing consular grievances concerning the services provided by Indian Missions and Posts overseas, as well as International Yoga Day, in relation to the transformations in India.
He added, “many of our embassies now offer yoga, music and dance classes, and this is a matter of pride for all of us.”
Moreover, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all youth and citizens to focus on Amritkal.
EAM Jaishankar said, “it is good for us if the Indian community abroad does the same. India is changing with each passing day in an unprecedented manner. India has the world’s largest diaspora, and most will also agree that India’s diaspora is talented too.”
He also thanked Australian MP Zaneta Mascarenhas, who attended the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.