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PM Modi to interact with students, parents via NaMo app on January 29

PM Modi To Hold Talks With His Mauritian Counterpart Pravind Jugnauth After The Inaugural Session.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 22 Jan 2019, 12:41:18 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor present at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 15th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. PM Modi will hold talks with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth after the inaugural session. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Monday, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

Mauritian Premier Jugnauth arrived in Varanasi on Monday and was received by Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. Later, Sushma Swaraj called on the Mauritian Prime Minister and exchanged views on a range of issues, including strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Here are the LIVE updates from the event:

12.40 pm: I will interact with students and parents on January 29 via the NaMo app. 

12.35 pm: I thank the people of Kashi for organising this event.

12.30 pm: I congratulate the Uttar Pradesh government for successfully organising this event. Hosting the Kumbh Mela is quite a task in itself. Yet the UP government led by Yogi Adityanath has managed to organise both these events in the best possible way. I congratulate the UP administration, says PM.

12.27 pm: People of Indian origin in leadership roles in countries such as Mauritius, Portugal and Ireland, says PM Modi.

12.27 pm: I want to reiterate that whichever country you live in, motivate at least 5 families around you to come to India. Your efforts will increase tourism in the country, says PM Modi at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event in Varanasi.


12.27 pm: I consider NRIs India's brand ambassadors, says PM at 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi.

12.26 pm: E-Visas have eased travel for NRIs. We also want to introduce e-passport and we are working towards that, says PM Modi. 

12.25 pm: We are working towards making travel easier for all NRIs, says PM.

12.20 pm: We spent $80 billion on various government schemes, Narendra Modi at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. In past 4.5 years, our government has given around Rs. 5 lakh 78 thousand crores directly to people through different schemes. We have transferred it to their bank accounts.

12.19 pm: Earlier there was no intention to fight corruption, says PM.

12.18 pm: The previous government did nothing to stop corruption, says PM.

12.17 pm: PM alludes to Rajiv Gandhi's comment that only 15 paise of Re 1 reaches masses, says Cong govt did nothing to stop leakage. 

12.16 pm: Our motto is One World, One Sun, One Grid, says PM Modi.

12.16 pm: Today, India is in the position to lead the world in several subjects. International Solar Alliance (ISA) is one such platform. Through this medium, we want to take the world towards ‘One World, One Sun, One Grid’

12.15 pm: The world acknowledges India's contribution towards development. Today India is the fastest growing economic power in the world, says PM Modi.

12.14 pm: Watch PM Modi at the inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019.

12.11 pm: The campaign to communicate with all Indians around the world was started by the dear revered Atal Bihari Vajpayee and this is the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention after him, says PM Modi.

12.11 pm: I express my deep condolences on the demise of Seer Shivakumara Swamiji, says PM Modi.

12.10 am: I welcome you here, says PM.

12.10 pm: I am here to host you both as the prime minister as well as the MP from Kashi, says PM.

12.08 pm: PM Modi addresses the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

11.41 am: Watch the Mauritian PM deliver his address:

11.40 am: Chief Guest and PM of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth delivers the  Keynote Address at the inaugural ceremony. He pleasantly surprised everyone by beginning his speech in Hindi. PM Modi applauds the gesture.

11.30 am: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath delivers his address at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

11.25 am: Artists from Akashvani AIR render the theme song which marked the opening of Day 2.

11.20 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delivers her address at the event.

11 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The summit will be inaugurated by the prime minister, shortly.

10.58 am: PM Narendra Modi and Chief Guest Pravind Jugnauth, the PM of Mauritius arrive at the venue.

Usually, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is held on January 9, however, this is the first time, the three-day-long convention is being organised from January 21 to 23 to allow participants visit the Kumbh mela in Allahabad and attend the Republic Day parade in the national capital. The theme of this year’s convention is ‘role of Indian diaspora in building new India’, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

Over 4,000 NRI delegates from about 85 countries are attending the event. After Pravasi Divas, the guests will be taken for a visit to the Kumbh Mela on January 24. A cultural village has been developed in Prayagraj, showing the history from the Indus Valley Civilisation. The ‘pravasis’ will be taken to New Delhi on the night of January 24 and will have a “Delhi darshan” the next day. They will also witness the Republic Day Parade on January 26.

Jugnauth will be the chief guest of the convention, while Himanshu Gulati, member of Parliament of Norway, will be the special guest. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, member of Parliament of New Zealand, will be the guest of honour.  President Ram Nath Kovind will address the concluding function on January 23.


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First Published : 22 Jan 2019, 10:05:33 AM