NEW DELHI: On 9th January 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed sincere well wishes in honor of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. He recognized and appreciated the noteworthy contributions made by individuals from India who reside abroad towards enhancing communities worldwide. Commonly referred to as Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day, this date commemorates their unwavering dedication and accomplishments that have helped shape India's growth over time.
On X, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the noteworthy commitment of the Indian diaspora in safeguarding India's cultural legacy and nurturing international relationships. He conveyed his wishes on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas by stating that it is a day to commemorate the accomplishments and positive impact of Indians residing abroad. The PM emphasized how crucially important this contribution was towards enhancing global associations for our nation.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is of great historical significance as it commemorates the momentous return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 1915, where he led the nation's fight for independence. First established in 2003, this annual celebration underwent a change in format five years ago and became a biennial event. In between these gatherings are theme-based conferences that bring together esteemed specialists from around the globe who engage with diaspora leaders and policymakers alike.
As Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is commemorated worldwide, it presents an opportunity to reminisce on past accomplishments and imagine forthcoming advancements. This occasion represents harmony, dignity, and the shared goals of Indians across the globe that showcase India's unwavering spirit along with that of its diaspora. It surpasses mere recognition as a ray of optimism and convergence illuminating millions of non-resident Indians indicating their connection remains intact irrespective of their whereabouts in unison with our nation's heartbeat.
Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas extends beyond geographical boundaries, embodying India's essence around the world and highlighting a determined diaspora that perseveres for a brighter future. This occasion emphasizes the worldwide influence of Indians living abroad, establishing them as cultural emissaries who aid in elevating India's prominence on an international scale.