Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is the world's largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin aimed at enhancing networking and reinforcing commercial linkages.
Following the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas an event has been planned for Friday, January 09, 2015:
Chief Minister's Conclave - To be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Key Note Speakers at the Chief Minister's Conclave:
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel
Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman
Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal
Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Candrababu Naidu
Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikanth Parsekar
Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar
Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das
The 8 states participating in the Chief Minister's Conclave are:
Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh
PM Modi proposes an quiz competition - Bharat Ko Jaano (Know India) as he concludes his address to the Indian diaspora at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
PM Modi in Sanskrit:
Yastu sancharate deshaan sevate yastu Panditaan.Tasya vistaaritaa budhistailabindurivaambhasi.
A person who frequently travels to different countries and remains in the service of learned people, his scope of intelligence is very wide, just like a drop of oil which spreads over a wide area of water).
There is one more issue that I am sure you are concerned about and that is the rejuvenation of Maa Ganga: PM Narendra Modi
Everything can't be measured in pounds or dollars. Our relationship with people of Indian origin is beyond that: PM Modi
There is a different strength when we meet our own people and share our joys and sorrows. It's a source of great energy: PM Modi
When India goes through troubled times, people of Indian origin the world over feel the pain: Prime Minister Modi
When there was a quake in Gujarat, there would not have been a single person of Indian origin across the world who didn't shed tears: PM Narendra Modi to the Indian diaspora
I know there were times you did not really want to participate in Pravasiya Bharati Divas, but I always attended. I know the problems you faced. That is why visa on arrival facilities are being made available for several nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The world is ready to embrace India. We have so much to offer, what is needed is confidence in ourselves: PM Modi
I put forth the idea of Yoga day in the UN and 177 countries out of 193 were keen on co-sponsoring it: PM Modi
When someone living abroad finds out an Indian will be his neighbour, he's happy. He thinks his children will inculcate family values: PM Modi
I have met more than 50 world leaders in the short span that I have been given this new responsibility. All the world leaders I met expressed desire to partner with India. Such opportunities do not come easily in a nation's life: PM Modi
The Indian community is admired all around the world. It is not due to the money they have, but the values that they live with: PM Modi
The more the entire world gets to know about Mahatma Gandhi, it will be better. His teachings have the strength to guide everyone: PM Modi
There are several opportunities waiting for you in India: PM Modi to the Indian diaspora at the Pravasi Bharat Divas 2015.
World is seeing India with immense hope and optimism: PM Modi at inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
People used to leave our country in pursuit of aspiration and opportunities. Those opportunities are present in India today. Times have changed very quickly: PM Modi
Indian nationals are there in over 200 countries. They have taken India there with them: PM Modi at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
A resident Gujarati welcomes non-resident Indians today : PM Modi (Pravasi bharatiyon ka aaj ek pravasiya Gujarati swagat karta hain).
PM Narendra Modi speaking at inauguration of 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' in Gandhinagar.
Reaffirm my government's support for your candidature for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council: President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar.
India must play an important role in confronting challenges of climate change: President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar.
It is with great humility and pride that I stand here to participate in this annual meeting. Today is a day of symbolism for you as well, PM Modi - returning to the state of your birth and presiding over this event: President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar.
Mr Prime Minister, it is no secret that your leadership played a key role in transforming this great state (Gujarat): President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar.
President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar addresses the gathering at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015. He is the chief guest this year.
The bond between South Africa and India is formed by our two people. South Africa is today home to the largest community of Indians outside India: South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
This year we're celebrating 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India: South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
Today is the exact day when the African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, was founded in 1912: South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
'Namaste' says Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa addresses the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
I remember our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, due to whose efforts the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is being celebrated since 2003: Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel welcomes NRIs at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
I welcome you all to the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, says Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel addresses the gathering at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
Doors of my Ministry are always open to you all. I welcome your suggestions: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to NRIs.
Successful and prosperous diaspora is an asset to India. We will work closely with the Indian diaspora. PM has taken lead to reach out to them: Sushma Swaraj
I welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi without whose guidance and leadership the event would not be possible at this scale: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
We look forward to taking India-Guyana relations to greater heights: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to President Donald Ramotar.
Let me extend my warm welcome to you all: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.
External Affiars Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the gathering at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurates the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.