The 15th Edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas got off to a grand start at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul in Varanasi in the presence of Union Minister of State and in-charge of Overseas Indian Affairs General V. K. Singh (Retd.) along with the Guests of Honour Member of Parliament of Norway Himanshu Gulati, and MP from New Zealand Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi.
Union Minister of State Information and Broadcasting and Sports and Youth Affairs, Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore, who was also present on the occasion, spoke about the unique and binding force of Indian identity and said Pravasi Bharatiya community is India’s best ambassador. Lauding the role of NRIs in preserving their cultural values, Rathore also urged them to join in the building of a “New India”.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh looks up to the diaspora community for its valued contribution.