Diaspora: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2007

Grand Show

MOMENT TO REMEMBER: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurates the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 7 by lighting a lamp. Behind him are Minister Vayalar Ravi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The event is the biggest one dedicated solely to the 25 million Pravasi Bharatiyas—NRIs and PIOs

ENGAGING MOMENTS: This session attracted plenty of attention as the MOIA made an attempt to unite GOPIO members. Seen are Mahyendrah Utchanah (second from left), Ashok Ramsaran and Joint Secretary Malay Mishra (extreme right)

NEW RELEASE: PM releases the Handbook for Overseas Indians, a handbook brought out by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. This documents investment services available to NRIs and PIOs in India

STRAIGHT TALK: Minister Ravi does some plain speaking with the audience, impressing how NRIs can revitalize India's growth in several sectors that are open to private-public partnership. Lending him keen ears are CII's chief mentor Tarun Das and secretary MOIA Nirmal Singh
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN: President Kalam felicitates celebrated overseas Indians with the Pravasi Samman awards in the presence of an august gathering. Clockwise from top: Pheroze Nowrojee from Kenya (Community Affairs), M. Anirudhan from the United States (Business), Gopal Raju from U.S. (Media), Nirmal K Sinha from U.S. (Community Affairs)


February 2007

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