Gandhinagar, Jan 7: Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on the diaspora youth gathered here to "come, connect, celebrate and contribute" to be part of the "momentous transformation taking place in the country".
Speaking at the inauguration of the 2015 Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), Sushma Swaraj, who is also the external affairs minister, urged the diaspora youth to contribute to the country's development.
She said the Narendra Modi government has taken several measures to ease the business environment, including by rationalising rules and identifying obsolete laws.
The minister said the clear focus of the Modi government is on infrastructure development and the government is moving towards a transparent policy.
Earlier, welcoming hundreds of youth delegates, Sushma Swaraj said it is a special joy to interact with the youth "who share a special bond of heart with India".
She said the PBD is a platform to connect the diaspora with the motherland and promote the concept of a global Indian family.