Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked universities in India to document contributions made by the Diaspora in their respective nations for the benefit of students all over.
Addressing the Indian Diaspora during the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on Monday, Modi highlighted that India is not only becoming a knowledge centre but also a skill capital.
“India not only has the capability of becoming a knowledge centre but also a skill capital. Our youth has skills, values and honesty and determination toward work. Our skilled capital can become the world’s growth engine,” he said.
Referring to the non-resident Indians (NRIs) as brand ambassadors of India, Modi told them, “Your role as India’s brand ambassador is diverse. You are a brand ambassador of Make in India, Yoga, and Handicraft industry.”
The PM further urged the NRIs to have updated information about India’s development so that not only they stay updated but should also spread awareness about India.
The PM, during his address at the PBD 2023, which is organised after five-year hiatus talked about India’s achievements such as becoming the fifth largest economy and third biggest start-up ecosystem in the world, advancements in the field of space and technology, building warships like Tejas and INS Vikrant.
Calling it a responsibility of the NRIs to tell the world about India and its growing potential, the PM said that today the world is focusing on India and what India is doing. What India says matters to the world and curiosity about India is bound to increase.