At the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention at Indore , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indian diaspora are the brand ambassadors of India.
"I call all Indian diaspora as brand ambassadors of India. You all are 'Rashtradoots'. Your role as India's brand ambassador is diverse. You are a brand ambassador of Make in India, Yoga, Handicraft industry, and at the same time of India's millets," PM Modi said.
He further said that the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is visible through the overseas Indians.
PM further heaped praises on the youth of the country terming them as the "skilled capital" for the country.
"India not only has the capability of becoming a knowledge centre but also a skilled capital. Our youth has skills, values, honesty and determination toward work. Our skilled capital can become the world's growth engine," PM said.
Delivering the inaugural address at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Minister S Jaishankar said, "Whether it is the startup of technology, the younger generations are at the forefront of connecting India to the world. Our endeavour is to maximise our support for the diaspora. I am confident that Indian youth at home and abroad will propel the growth of this country to greater heights. We strive to create a better workplace and non-discriminatory approach."
PM Modi inaugurated the three-day 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, which began on January 8.