PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS

  • PM addresses at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, says not to despair about country's future January 8, 2014

    India's growth level this fiscal will probably remain at 5 per cent, as last year, and the country's economic situation will improve in the coming months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday, telling a large gathering of nonresident Indians that "there is no reason to despair" about the country's...
  • Use of digital tools enriching our democracy, says Manmohan Singh January 8, 2014

    The use of digital tools in political campaigning and the active participation of youth in politics are enriching India's democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. "Recent developments point to the greater enrichment of our democracy, which is becoming more participative and interactive, with people using both traditional methods and...
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Divas starts today January 7, 2014

    Making a strong pitch for greater connectivity with the diaspora youth, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday said partnerships between young Indians in the country and those residing overseas in industry and social sectors would create jobs and bring prosperity. He was speaking after inuagarating the 12th edition of...
  • Kochi: 11th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas to end today January 9, 2013

    Kochi: The 11th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas will end on Wednesday in Kochi with a valedictory address from President Pranab Mukherjee. The president will also present the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards. According to the estimates, over 2,000 delegates participated in the threeday event that was inaugurated by Prime Minister...
  • Gandhian philosophy still relevant: Sam Pitroda January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in today's changing world and can help in finding the solution to any problem, adviser to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda said on Sunday. "Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in the changing world of today and can help in difficult time, and...
  • NRIs crystalgaze at Pravasi Divas January 10, 2007

    New Delhi: After a 90minute, tedious and arguably boring session on how to get $1.5 trillion investment in the country next year, it was time for a tea break at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and while some continued to talk shop sipping tea and consuming saccharine cookies, many made a...
  • Kalam goes hugging at NRI fest | More January 10, 2007

    New Delhi: President A P J Abdul Kalam on Tuesday strode across the stage to hug blind music composer Kedarnath Mukherjee after he and his young choir rendered his poem into song at the concluding ceremony of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Tuesday. As the Hindi rendering of the song Ignited...
  • Govt won't spare cheat NRI husbands January 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre is in negotiations with the US and UK to get justice for women who have been deserted by their NRI husbands. "Why should a woman who has got married here get divorced abroad? If they (NRI men) violate laws, they should be called back home," Minister of...
  • 'Overseas citizens to get NRI status' January 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Overseas citizens Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, addressing the 5th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Sunday, announced new benefits for the holder of the newly introduced Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards. This will also include parity with NonResident Indians on intercountry adoption. Ravi also announced parity with resident Indian nationals...
  • PM proposes university for pravasis January 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The 5th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas kicks off on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the Government was considering proposals to establish a university for Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), a Central Council for the Promotion of Overseas Employment and the establishment...
  • Kosovian traces 1000yrold lineage January 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The 5th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas kicks off on Sunday. The cultural network of the diaspora has started a programme to help immigrants trace back their ancestry and among those rooting for their roots is a 24yearold Kosovan girl who traced her roots back to the gypsies...