Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Seminars Discuss NRI Issues

KOCHI, India: Roughly 1,400 delegates from different parts of the world are taking part in the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which began at Le Meridien here Monday, with a series of seminars on issues that affect the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) community.

The main theme this year is “Engaging Diaspora – The Indian Growth Story.” The event was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.

Speaking at the first event on Monday, a seminar on Indians in the Gulf countries, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said he would bring the problems faced by NRIs in those countries to the attention of “the Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for expeditious redressal.”