Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: PM Modi inaugurates the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi. For the first time, the three-day-long convention is being organised from January 21 to 23 instead of January 9 to allow participants to visit the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj and attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
The theme of this year's convention is 'role of Indian diaspora in building new India', a statement from the prime minister's office said. The Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth will be the chief guest of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention, while Himanshu Gulati, member of Parliament of Norway, will be the special guest.
The theme of this year's convention is 'role of Indian diaspora in building new India', a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi With Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Prime Minister Modi while addressing the gathering said, "In past 4.5 years, our government has given around Rs. 5 lakh 78 thousand crores directly to people through different schemes. We have transferred it to their bank accounts."
Government Removed Fake People: PM Modi
I'll give you another figure. In the last four and a half years, our government has identified nearly 7 crore fake people and removed them from the system. These 7 million were availing government benefits: PM
"A former PM had said that only some money released from Delhi reaches people," he said.
But alas, this loot was not attempted to close this leakage, even in its 10-15-year rule of the latter. The middle class of the country has been doing honestly, and the party, which has been in power for so many years, is ignoring the 85 cent loot: PM
"We have used technology to finish this 85 per cent loot by 100 per cent," he said.
In the past four years, Rs 5 lakh 78 thousand crores - around 80 billion dollars have been transferred to their bank accounts directly under different schemes by our Government: PM
We are moving towards becoming the world's largest start-up Ecosystem, the world's largest healthcare scheme Ayushman India is also running: PM Modi
India in a position to lead the world in many spheres: PM
Today, India is in a position to lead the world in many cases. International Solar Alliance is one such platform. Through it we would like to take the world to one Grid, one Sun: PM
"Today, we are the fastest growing economic strength of the world, so in sports, we have to come out on becoming a big power," he added
All of you who have settled in whichever country, have shown in the roll of leadership in almost every area of the society. And Mauritius PM Shri Pravind Jugnauth has been promoting it, says PM
In addition, many countries like Portugal, Trinidad-Tobago and Ireland have also gained the leadership of competent people whose roots are in India, he added.
The campaign to communicate with all Indians around the worldwide was started by the dear revered Atal Bihari Vajpayee and this is the first convention after him: PM Modi
"Varanasi has been the centre of knowledge, religion and so I want to declare it as India's Brand ambassador," he added.
Earlier people said India cannot change. But, we have changed this thinking. we have shown change. The world these days looks at our advice with seriousness. As a result we bagged the environment award and Seoul prize: PM
Happy to be in beloved Kashi today for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: PM Modi
"First of all, you all are welcome. I want to express my grievance over the passing of the Doctor Shri Shri Shivkumar Swami Ji. At Shri Siddhagaga Monastery of Tumkur, I had the opportunity to meet him and receive his blessings," the Prime Minister said.
"Happy to be in beloved Kashi today for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. This is an excellent forum to engage with the Indian diaspora, which is distinguishing itself all over the world, " he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Welcomed by Yogi Adityanath Scenes from the venue