New Delhi: State Foreign Minister V Muraleedharan stressed that Indian youth and their diaspora are making great strides in finding innovative solutions around the world, saying that Indian youth are world leaders in the context of technological developments.
“From Sundar Pichai to Parag Agrawal, several luminaries are testament to the leadership role of Indian youth on the global stage,” said Muraleedharan as he delivered his virtual keynote speech at the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conference, which focused on the role of the diaspora -Youth focused in innovation and technology on Sunday.
“Today, in the context of technological developments, it is indeed a proud moment for Indians as Indians become world leaders,” he added.
Stressing that technology is not just the vehicle for development today, he said that in these times of pandemic it has become fundamental to our regular work.
“The youth play a key role in determining the direction of society and the development of the world by bringing about technological change and using it in innovative ways, particularly in social and political areas,” said the minister.
Indeed, given the advances in technology, it is a proud moment for Indians when Indians become world leaders, he said.
“Our diaspora serves as a living bridge connecting India to the world,” he added. The minister also mentioned that although members of the large Indian diaspora are well integrated into the countries and societies in which they live and work, they continue to have deep ties with their mother country and its rich traditions and culture.
“Even if they hold respected positions in their respective fields, be it in politics, economics, culture or technology, which lead from the start, they retain a lasting connection and an interest in staying connected to their roots and their traditions, rites To maintain rituals, cultures and language, ”added the minister.
During the event, the Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sanjay Bhattacharya, was also present and said: “In 25 years we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary; preparations for Vision 2047 (Independence Day) are under way”. “The World Bank estimates that India will be an economy with a GDP of $ 10 trillion. Youth will play a key role in this, ”he added.
Stressing that both young people from India and the diaspora community have made a remarkable journey in innovative technology and creativity, the minister said the diaspora is making great strides in finding innovative solutions. “Working with the youth is an investment,” he added.
India celebrates the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 9th each year to honor the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.
The date January 9 was chosen to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, leading India’s freedom struggle and changing the lives of Indians forever, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.