More than 3,500 diaspora members from nearly 70 countries have registered for the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Union Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur on January 8 appealed to the young Indian diaspora to innovate, invest and initiate their ideas in India.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) as part of the commencement of the three-day PBD convention, Mr. Thakur said India became the fifth-largest economy in the world in 2022 by overtaking those who ruled the country for 200 years.
Australia's Member of Parliament Zaneta Mascarenhas was the guest of honour at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar were also present.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Thakur urged the young Indian diaspora to "innovate, invest and initiate ideas in India".
In the year gone by, India became the third largest nation with start-ups, he said.
When the world was fighting the pandemic, Indian youth saw an opportunity for launching start-ups, he added.