“Indian Diaspora are ambassadors of India’s growth story”- Shri Kiren Rijiju

India as part of the 25-day visit under the 49th ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP), being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Andhra Pradesh Government.which is the UPSC exam based current affairs given by Himalai IAS coaching center.

Shri Rijiju said the Indian Diaspora should act as ambassadors of India’s growth story and spread the good word about their experience in India upon their return. The Government recognizes the importance of the Indian Diaspora and has a well laid down policy for engaging with the Diaspora community. Our Diaspora community has been an important partner in India’s development. Over the course of your visit across India, you must have seen the development happening across the country.

1,612 Overseas Indian youth participants in MEA 2004. The participants are selected on the basis of nominations recommended by the Indian Posts abroad with 40 participants including 22 females in this edition of KIP from eight countries namely Fiji (11), Guyana (06), Myanmar (06), Netherlands (1) South Africa (06), Sri Lanka (01), Suriname (03), and Trinidad & Tobago (06)

In making a partnership with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh is organizing the 49th KIP from 20th November to 14th December 2018. Besides Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, the 25-day tour also takes them to Agra, while during their stay the group has interacted with senior functionaries in the government of  Central & State to have the first-hand experience on the development of India

Revolutionary reforms for accelerating the development of the country with diaspora Diaspora offer tremendous opportunities

⦁          Investment on Start-up India scheme

⦁          Improve in Ease of Doing Business, Liberalization of FDI norms

⦁          Focus on disinvestment strategy which offers the significant scope of investment to NRIs

⦁          Knowing more about scholarship programme for students through GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Network)

⦁          VAJRA Faculty Scheme which aims to bring a strong international connection to the research and development

⦁          Global Alliance for New Generation Acceleration

⦁          Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

The Goal of Government of India on Diaspora

⦁          Engage and make the young Indian Diaspora in the age group of 18 to 30 years feel a sense of connecting with their motherland

⦁          Motivated and inspired by transformational changes taking place in India and to give them exposure to various aspects of contemporary India and its varied forms of art, heritage, and culture

⦁          Connecting with the overseas Diaspora community

Shri Rijiju told to curious youth: Visiting to remote villages located at more than 15,000 feet high altitudes, are adding components of the Kumbh Snan and Republic Day celebrations for the Diaspora. We are also inviting the KIP groups to participate in the PBD Convention 2019. We are also organizing a special Pravasi Teerth Yatra for the elderly Diaspora. I would urge you to tell your relatives to participate in these programmes in great numbers.