Highlights of 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

January 9th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The following are some of the highlights of the seventh edition of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that concluded here Friday:- Nearly 1,500 delegates from 48 countries

- Maximum number of 270 delegates from Malaysia followed by 127 from the US

- Thirteen prominent Indians abroad presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

- The Global Indian Knowledge Network launched to create a virtual think tank by connecting the diaspora

- Qualified professional holding overseas citizen of India card can soon practice in India

- Smart card to be issued to all Indian workers immigrating from June 1

- Diaspora recognises that India’s growth story remains positive and presents them opportunities for investing

- Consensus for increased diaspora participation in health, education and rural development under public-private partnership

- Chief ministers and senior cabinet members of six states outline opportunities during separate interactions with delegates

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