India Empire organized a quiz on NRIs at the Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre Marketplace at the PBD 2013. The marketplace, located at the heart of the busy PBD exhibit area, welcomed a range of stakeholders, state and knowledge partners, and associates to interact on issues related to overseas Indian queries and facilitation. The OIFC is chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, co-chaired by the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry and its CEO is drawn from the CII. The OIFC was launched in 2007 by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the New Delhi PBD and is a PPP between the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the CII. India Empire is a Media Partner of the OIFC, and the quiz at the marketplace was held for the first time ever at any PBD.


India Empire’s Publisher Sayantan Chakravarty seeks answers from a group of young overseas Indian students who were in India as part of the Government’s Know India Programme The students came from across the world, representing in equal measure the descendants of immigrants to the erstwhile plantation colonies and to the post World War economies
The quiz was well received and participants racked their brains over possible answers. Not surprisingly, the quiz drew maximum interest from bankers who had large stalls at the PBD OIFC’s CEO Ms Sujata Sudarshan gives away prizes, this time to Trinidad and Tobago’s Samantha Rambachan


February 2013

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