External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday announced that the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will now be celebrated every alternate year and a series of sessions will be held before the event to increase the understanding and bring in an alignment in the interests of the Indians living within and outside the country, according to ANI. The event was held annually till now.
Swaraj said this during a panel discussion on ‘Indian Community Organisations Working for Indian Nationals in Distressed Situation’. She also said that there will be some theme-based sessions conducted in which the Ministry of External Affairs will invite about 12 people, including both the nationals and the non-resident Indians. An elaborate discussion will be conducted with them, she said.
The External Affairs Minister also said they would try to understand their experience during their stay here, quality of life abroad and reasons behind their decision to move outside India. She further said, “Some of the themes for the upcoming sessions are being decided to be around ‘role of diaspora in capacity-building and artificial intelligence’ and ‘how diaspora gives back to India and their role with respect to the challenges in India’.”
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