India: EAM Jaishankar addresses Pravasi Bhartiya Divas gathering

Dr S Jaishnkar believes India has the most talented diaspora saying this he praised the Indian community living abroad at the 17th PBD event

Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishnkar believes India has the most talented diaspora. He made the statement while praising the Indian community living abroad. The Minister of External Affairs, Dr Jaishankar, delivered his inaugural address at the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore. In his speech, the External Affairs Minister noted that India has the largest diaspora living abroad.

Further. he observed while addressing the youth delegation from India and Abroad that he believes what sets the people of India apart from the rest of the world is the intense bonding between the community abroad and the motherland (India).


The Minister of External Affairs further noted that maintaining this bonding between the diaspora and India is a two-way street. He believes the communities can strengthen their bonds by observing events like Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Meanwhile, in his inaugural address at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, Dr Jaishankar noted that this relationship with the diaspora of India was especially evident during the Covid-19. He remarked that on the part of the government, they took up several initiatives. These included Vande Bharat Mission and Vaccine Maitri Initiative. The government directed these initiatives around India’s Diaspora Partners.

At the same time, Minister Jaishankar acknowledged the government’s response from PIOs and NRIs during the most critical times of the Covid Pandemic.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar made these remarks in the presence of several guests. The principal among them was The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Chouhan. Other prominent guests include the Union Minister of Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and member of the Australian Parliament Zaneta Mascarenhas.

EAM Jaishankar took the opportunity to reflect that their connection to their roots reflects the diaspora’s identity. In this regard, the government has made several efforts to encourage easier exposure to Indian culture and traditions abroad. Minister Jaishankar revealed that several Indian Embassies Abroad now offer yoga, dance and music classes.

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