Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Divas concludes in Hague

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The third regional Mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was held in Hague to bring together members of the Indian Diaspora in Europe at a common platform to discuss their role in enhancing Indo-European cooperation in the fields of culture, heritage and tradition came to an end today.

The event was held in partnership with the municipality of the Hague and with the active support of Indo-Dutch organizations in the Netherlands.

535 people, including 405 registered delegates, besides 24 speakers, 30 invited guests and 40 media personnel participated in the event.

In his address, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi emphasized the resilience of the Indian economy and said that India offered immense opportunities to PIOs/NRIs in Europe in all fields.

He also outlined the competitive business environment and investment climate obtaining in different states and said that OIFC has been set up by MOIA in PPP mode with CII to facilitate investments and business by the overseas Indian community.

He promised to take up the demand for setting up of a Cultural Centre in the Netherlands.

Prof. Ruud Lubbers, former Dutch Prime Minister brought out how the international focus has shifted from independence and sovereignty of states to inter-dependence of states and said that India has a significant role to play in a multi-polar world and that the Indian Diaspora could play a vitalcal role in connecting civilizations. (ANI)

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