November 2019 \ Diaspora News \

There are about 30 million people of Indian origin ...

During the last two years, Narendra Modi has addressed huge gathering of overseas Indian communities at Wembley Stadium in London, Madison Square Garden in New York, Allphones Arena in Sydney, International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, SAP Center in San Jose, Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, and Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. He also visited Nepal, Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. At all these places, Modi urged direct involvement of the diaspora in advancing India’s development through their financial and intellectual capital.

He wants to modernize India’s ageing infrastructure, clean-up Ganga river, make India garbage-free and build rural toilets. He is counting on the Diaspora to serve as a source of investment for these and other schemes. “He has effectively branded himself as a ‘man of action’ from humble origins, capable of eradicating byzantine bureaucracies, endemic corruption and abject poverty in India. His vision has resonated with the millions who left India precisely for these reasons but have still maintained close ties with their motherland and want him to succeed. Modi recently addressed the United State Congress and pledged to work with the US to achieve mutual progress. As a prime Minister Modi has visited and met more global leaders and Indian Diaspora than any other Indian leaders in the history of India. During the last two years Modi and US President Barack Obama have met several times and shared concerns and pledged to cooperate to build a better world for all.

Modi addressing the United States Congress The 30-million Indian Diaspora has resources which can help Modi to fulfill his ambitious goals at home. They are capable of bringing more innovation to the India’s economy the same way as they helped transform India into information technology center of the world.